Sadie Tillery

Program Dir

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Co-Festival Director and Artistic Director, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Sadie Tillery is the co-festival director and artistic 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. The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies and is produced in partnership with Duke's Venue and Production Management (DVPM). Sadie Tillery works within DVPM.