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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
320 Blackwell Street, Suite 101
27701 Durham, NC
United States
phone +1 919 687 41 00
email: info@fullframefest.org

Executive Director
Ms. Deirdre Haj

Director of Programming
Sadie Tillery

Year of Foundation 1998

Event Date from 08 April 2021 till 11 April 2021

Event Date !!! CANCELLED FOR 2020 !!!

in Durham, United States

Sections "NEW DOCS Films in Competition program", which includes shorts and features completed in the last two years; "Thematic Program" that includes a collection of ten titles programmed by a guest curator around a specific topic; "Full Frame Tribute" that focuses on one artist or team of artists’ body of work; "Invited Program", which features new films screening out of competition

Terms of Entry Short and feature documentary films completed after January 1, 2019, are eligible for Full Frame 2020. Films 40 minutes or less are considered shorts. Films 41 minutes or longer are considered features. Full Frame does not accept entries with total running times over 180 minutes.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 35 mm, BetaSP, DigiBeta, HDCAM

Registration Deadline FEATURES
Early Deadline: September 1 – October 15 / $55
Regular Deadline: October 16 – November 15 / $65
Late Deadline: November 16 – December 15 / $75

Early Deadline: September 1 – October 15 / $35
Regular Deadline: October 16 – November 15 / $45
Late Deadline: November 16 – December 15 / $55

Attendance Figures 10,000

Prizes/Awards 9 awards, with prizes totaling over $50,000 in cash and services

German Films


New Docs
LOS REYES by Bettina Perut, Iván Osnovikoff (CL/DE, Dirk Manthey Film)
OBON by André Hörmann, Samo (Anna Bergmann) (Hörmann Filmproduktion, Vizion, Tiger Unterwegs Filmproduktion)
THE WATSON’S HOTEL by Ragunath Vasudevan, Nathaniel Knop, Peter Rippl (DE/IN, Kinobrigada)

Invited Program
THE RAFT by Marcus Lindeen (SE/DK/DE/US, Sutor Kolonko)

Number of Films Shown nearly 100 documentary films in a variety of programs. In 2012, twenty-seven different countries were represented.

Media Coverage A number of journalists attend the festival each year, ranging from local publications to national outlets, such as IndieWire, Slant magazine and PopMatters. In 2012, the Documentary Channel sponsored the festival, interviewing filmmakers onsite and covering the festival to produce episodes specific to Full Frame.

Evaluation The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of non-fiction cinema. Each spring Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina for a four-day, morning to midnight array of over 100 films as well as discussions, panels, and southern hospitality. Set within a four-block radius, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation between filmmakers, film professionals and the public.

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