The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, a program of the Center for Documentary Studies, 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 10,000-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. The 24th annual festival will take place as a dynamic virtual event June 2–6, 2021.
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 filmmaking camp for high school students—increase access to documentary films and demonstrate their power.