Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema.

The festival is a program of Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies and receives support from corporate sponsors, private foundations, and individual donors whose generosity provides the foundation that makes the event possible. The Presenting Sponsor of the festival is Duke University.

Passes to Full Frame Documentary Film Festival go on sale in January; learn more on Full Frame’s website.

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Full Frame fosters community.

Each spring, Full Frame welcomes thousands of filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day celebration of documentary screenings and events.

Full Frame offers a platform to brilliant filmmakers and inspires the next generation of documentary storytellers. 

The festival provides a space that nurtures conversation between artists, students, and audience members and inspires the next generation of storytellers through programs like Teach the Teachers and Full Frame Fellows.

Full Frame brings documentary work to new audiences.

Full Frame brings free documentary films to the region with the Full Frame Road Show, which runs July through November at venues throughout the Triangle. 

Full Frame is a vibrant thread in the cultural fabric of Durham. 

Since 1998, Full Frame has convened an engaged and enthusiastic audience in support of documentary arts. As a major cultural event in the region, the festival has become an important economic driver for the city of Durham, generating around $2 million annually for local businesses.

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