Interim Festival Director; Artistic Director, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
Sadie Tillery is the artistic director of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Sadie joined the programming department in 2005 and became director in 2008. In her role, she is responsible for Full Frame’s annual lineup of new and retrospective documentary titles, and has collaborated with guest curators including Steve James, Rick Prelinger, Lucy Walker, Ross McElwee, and Sam Pollard.
Sadie has traveled extensively, representing Full Frame at the Venice, Toronto, and Sundance Film Festivals, along with the International 1001 Documentary Film Festival in Istanbul, CPH:DOX in Copenhagen, and IDFA in Amsterdam. Sadie graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Hollins University, with a degree in film and photography. She is from Raleigh, North Carolina, and now lives in Durham with her husband, their daughter, and their two dogs.