The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a CDS program, is one of the world’s premiere showcases for nonfiction cinema. Renowned for its film curation, support for artists, and vibrant atmosphere, Full Frame draws an international mix of 14,000-plus attendees to Durham every spring. Over four days, the Academy Award®–qualifying festival screens close to a hundred films, hosts panels and parties, and fosters community among filmmakers, industry professionals, and audience members. Full Frame will be celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017.
Full Frame fulfills its mission year-round. Free film screenings throughout the Triangle region, as well as educational initiatives—a Youth Screening for students and educators, a Teach the Teachers documentary literacy program, and a School of Doc summer filmmaking camp for high school students—increase access to documentary films and demonstrate their power.