Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Full Frame Starts Thursday

Durham is home to The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival which begins on Thursday, April 4th. Filmmaker Dawn Porter’s critically-acclaimed “Gideon’s Army” will be the Opening Night Film.

Director of Programming Sadie Tillery said, “I love that over the course of four days, we have the opportunity to showcase the numerous innovative and exciting ways the documentary form
continues to excel and evolve. Some films are showing for the first time anywhere, while other titles have received accolades at other prestigious festivals. In the end, I simply hope these
exceptional works will resonate with audiences as genuinely as they have with me. I’m honored to be a part of bringing non-fiction’s best of the best to Durham.”

The festival will feature its “Full Frame Tribute” program, featuring the past films and
a new world premiere film from Academy Award® winning filmmaker Jessica Yu, and a
“Thematic Program” curated by filmmaker Amir Bar-Lev.

One of the nation’s premier documentary film festivals, Full Frame celebrates its 16th annual
festival this April. For the first time, Full Frame is a qualifying event for consideration for
nominations for both the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject and The
Producers Guild of America Awards.

The “Invited Program” features 24 films screening out of competition. Included in this list are
the festival’s “Center Frame” screenings, which feature moderated panel discussions following
the films and take place in Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre.

See the full schedule of festival events on their website where tickets and passes can also be purchased.  Stay informed about all events occurring in Durham year-round with the Durham Event Calendar.

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