The most loyal CDS supporters now receive exclusive benefits and behind-the-scenes access as members of the CDS Circle.
Join CDS Circle Today
Please see annual giving levels and benefits below. For each level, you can select to give in a single payment or through quarterly or monthly installments.
- Get the inside scoop! Monthly member-only newsletter
- Advance notice of exhibitions/openings/screenings
- Recognition on website (donor's choice)
- Weekly CDS eblast
- CDS car magnet
- All $250 benefits +
- Discount & advance registration for CDS Continuing Education courses
- All $500 benefits +
- From the archive: signed limited-edition photograph by CDS cofounder Alex Harris (13"x19")
- All $1,000 benefits +
- Invitation for (2) people to attend (1) intimate dinner per year with a guest artist at a local Durham venue
- All $1,500 benefits +
- CDS Dinner Series: Invitation for (2) people to attend (4) intimate dinners per year with rotating documentary artists. Dinners will take place once per quarter at a local venue.
- Invitation for (2) people to attend exclusive parties and events with special guests and CDS leadership, faculty, and staff
- All $2,500 benefits +
- Member-only one-day workshop at CDS (limited space)
- Free one-time use of CDS event space (1317 W. Pettigrew St., Durham, NC; based on availability)*
- All $5,000 benefits +
- Executive Producer of CDS project, e.g., podcast episode, gallery exhibit**
- Free one-time use of Boiler Room event space at American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham, NC (based on availability)*
- Customized benefits based on interests
For more information, please contact CDS senior development associate Kathryn Banas: (919) 660-3687 or email@example.com
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies. Full Frame is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction 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 nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the public.
Full Frame’s First Team members choose their film tickets first, are seated first, and receive first-class treatment during the four-day festival and year-round. Full Frame and CDS are pleased to offer combined benefits at the $5,000 and $10,000 levels.
For CDS Circle members at the $5,000 level:
$5,000 level CDS Circle members may choose to make an additional $2,500 gift to Full Frame and receive Gold level ($5,000) First Team benefits in addition to their $5,000 level CDS Circle benefits. (Value of combined goods & services: $1,300)
For CDS Circle members at the $10,000 level:
$10,000 level CDS Circle members may choose to make an additional $5,000 gift to Full Frame and receive Diamond level ($10,000) First Team benefits in addition to their $10,000 level CDS Circle benefits. (Value of combined goods & services: $2,070)
Full Frame’s First Team benefits begin at $1,350. For full details, visit www.fullframefest.org/support/first-team
*Valid for a single (3) hour use per membership cycle. Rental includes space, electricity, and wifi. Parking is also included at 1317 W. Pettigrew St. Additional needs (staffing, A/V, catering, etc.) are responsibility of donor.
**Will be named as Executive Producer in all program materials and will receive behind-the-scenes access to project as it develops.