Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham
Ms. Deirdre Haj
Director of Programming
Year of Foundation 1998
Event Date from 04 April 2019 till 07 April 2019
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, 2017 are eligible for Full Frame 2018. Full Frame does not have a premiere requirement, but the programmers do take previous screenings into consideration when making final decisions.
Subtitles English subtitles necessary
Format 35 mm, BetaSP, DigiBeta, HDCAM
Registration Deadline Regular deadline: October 31
Late deadline: November 1 – December 15
Fees Regular Deadline: $40 (shorts and features); Late deadline: $60 (shorts and features)
Attendance Figures 10,000
Prizes/Awards 9 awards, with prizes totaling over $50,000 in cash and services
THE CLEANERS by Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck (DE/BR, gebrueder beetz filmproduktion)
GIRL-HEARTED (MÄDCHENSEELE) by Anne Scheschonk
LOVERS OF THE NIGHT by Anna Frances Ewert (DE/IE, HFF Munich)
OF FATHERS AND SONS by Talal Derki (DE/SY, Basis Berlin, Ventana Film- und Fernsehproduktion
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.