20th Annual Full Frame Documentary Festival


  • Carolina Theatre Durham
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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham is one of the world’s most prestigious celebrations of nonfiction cinema, and this year, the festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary on April 6-9. This is something you won't want to miss. 

From Full Frame:

"Since launching in 1998, Full Frame has earned an international reputation as the essential filmmaker’s festival, reflective of the soul, authenticity, diversity and independent spirit of our hometown here in Durham.  In addition to the screenings, parties and special events, Durham provides a welcoming and refreshing backdrop that makes Full Frame a unique and rewarding experience for all.  There’s nothing quite like staging a gathering of the world’s top documentary filmmakers in an atmosphere that blends artistic and intellectual courage with genuine Southern hospitality.

This year’s thematic program will be a cinematic look back on 20 years of Full Frame, curated by Artistic Director Sadie Tillery.  The commemorative retrospective will highlight many of the notable films, filmmakers, and special moments that have distinguished Full Frame over two decades. We’re also excited about announcing new members of the Full Frame national advisory board, including Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams. A member of the Board of Governors for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, Williams won the Full Frame Audience Award in 2016 for his film, Life, Animated, which is currently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

This is the standard of quality for which Full Frame has become known. Please join us in Durham for our 20th Anniversary, April 6–9.   Our media relations team is prepared to assist you in any way necessary.  If you are unable to attend but would still like to cover the festival, we are able to support any requests for updates, images and summaries."