Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham
Ms. Deirdre Haj
Director of Programming
Year of Foundation 1998
Event Date from 02 April 2020 till 05 April 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, 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 submissions for the 2020 festival will open September 1, 2019
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
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)
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.