Full Frame Documentary Film Festival


Deirdre Haj, Festival Director

Sadie Tillery, Director of Programming

Lani Simeona, Production Co-Director

Dan Partridge, Production Co-Director

Michelle Benham, Marketing Director

Lindsay Gordon-Faranda, Communications Manager

Suzanne Spignesi, Development & Educational Programs Manager

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Submission Policy:

Festival Season: Spring (April)

Deadline: Dec. (check website for exact dates)

Entry: $40 for feature and shorts regular deadline. $60 for late deadline.


Shorts, Documentaries

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The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual, Oscar-qualifying, international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of non-fiction 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 four-block radius, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation between filmmakers, film professionals, and the public.