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The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival opens with Kings of Pastry

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For its 13th installment, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival opens with Kings of Pastry, about a French chef competition. The gastronomic theme pairs well with Full Frame's closing barbecue, a tradition that incarnates the Southern hospitality associated with this Durham, N.C., event, taking place April 8 to 11. Yet not so long ago, a film celebrating quiche-eaters might not have enjoyed such a visible U.S. premiere. That this Gallic bakeoff by husband-and-wife filmmakers D.A. P...

Full Frame will kick in with Kings of Pastry starter

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For its 13th installment, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival opens with Kings of Pastry, about a French chef competition. The gastronomic theme pairs well with Full Frame's closing barbecue, a tradition that incarnates the Southern hospitality associated with this Durham, N.C., event, taking place April 8 to 11.Yet not so long ago, a film celebrating quiche-eaters might not have enjoyed such a visible U.S. premiere. That this Gallic bakeoff by husband-and-wife filmmakers D.A. Pennebaker an...

Nancy Buirski Steps Down as Head of Full Frame

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Buirski Steps Down as Head of Full Frame Documentary Film Festivalto Consult with Fest and Others. After ten years of leading the prestigious international documentary film festival Full Frame Documentary Film Festival based in Durham, NC, Nancy Buirski is turning over the reins. She will continue as an advisor and ambassador for the festival and will curate a special sidebar in 2008. "It has been an enormous accomplishment to have created the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and, through i...

Grant to honor the life and work of "Occupation: Dreamland" filmmaker

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Two emerging filmmakers have been selected to receive the Garret Scott Documentary Development Grant. Created by family, friends and colleagues this year following the death of the young, innovative filmmaker Garrett Scott, the grant recognizes first-time filmmakers for their work in progress. Only thirty-seven at the time of his death in 2005, Garrett Scott made a distinctive mark in documentary films during his short career. His work examined how the forces of state power and economics impac...

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival line up ready

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival founder, CEO and Artistic Director Nancy Buirski released the slate of eighty-three new documentaries chosen for New Docs: Films in Competition as well as the lineup of special programs and invited films. The attached document contains the full list of New Docs: Films in Competition, invited films and special programming. To celebrate Full Frame’s tenth anniversary, New Docs: Films in Competition reaches a record number with a mix of sixty-two features a...

Frameset from Internet to Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (April 12-15, 2007) brings the web to the big screen as part of its special programming called . This new addition to Full Frame’s lineup will bring attention to the innovative work being created by users of the internet and shed light on the places and subjects documentary is moving toward on-line.“Full Frame has decided to dive into the online doc experience and bring the festival's critical expertise to this challenge,” reflects festival founder, CE...

Full Frame Documentary Film Fest Announces Awards

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2006 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces Awards2007 Festival Tenth Anniversary Dates Set for April 12-15, 2007Ninth annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival came to a close Sunday April 9th with record-breaking attendance. The final ticket number for the 2006 festival was 20,121, with an estimated 2540 additional viewers coming for the films showing post-barbecue bringing the total number of tickets to 22,661 for 2006. Last year, as of Sunday's Southern Style Barbecue and Awards Ce...

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival founder line up announced

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New Docs: Films in Competition travels around the globe for stories about family, war, and love with stops along the way for tortoises, call centers, art fraud, a war refugee Afro-Pop band, and asparagus as a metaphor for globalization!Full Frame Documentary Film Festival founder, CEO, and Artistic Director Nancy Buirski released the slate of seventy-four new documentaries chosen for the New Docs: Films in Competition, newly sponsored this year by A&E IndieFilms. "The films this year explore bo...

The first documentary by Sydney Pollack to open Full Frame

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Legendary filmmaker Richard Leacock to be honored with Career AwardFull Frame Documentary Film Festival has chosen Sketches of Frank Gehry as the opening film of the 2006 festival. The first documentary by the Academy Award® winning director Sydney Pollack (The Interpreter, Out of Africa) is a look at the life and work of the renowned architect. The opening night screening is sponsored by Capitol Broadcasting. The festival also announced that it would present its Career Award this year to l...

Full Frame Docu Fest appoinst Nancy Buirski as new Artistic Director

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Laurie Racine, President of the Board of Doc Arts, Inc., the producer's of the internationally acclaimed Full Frame Documentary Film Festival held annually in Durham, NC announced that Nancy Buirski would be given the title of Artistic Director of Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. "The festival has grown dramatically over the eight years from a two-and-half-day festival to a full four days of programming and a simultaneous digital festival. With the ongoing support and new partnerships we...

The Full Frame Documentary

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Eight-year old doc fest tallies audience awards both in hometown Durham, North Carolina and for Emerging Pictures' Audience Award from satellite citiesThe Full Frame Documentary Film Festival ended Sunday, April 10 with record attendance and new award winners. While the bulk of the awards were given out at the traditional Sunday Awards Barbecue, the Full Frame/Emerging Pictures Audience Award had to be held off while votes were tallied in the 10 cities who participated in the satellite version o...

Scorsese to attend Full Frame docu Film Festival

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Martin Scorsese To Attend 2005 Full Frame Documentary Film FestivalAcclaimed director Martin Scorsese plans to attend this year's Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina, April 7-10, 2005.At Full Frame, Scorsese will lead a tribute to Italian documentary filmmaker Vittorio De Seta. The Sicilian master made nine short documentaries in the 1950s documenting Sicilian and Sardinian life in his distinctively poetic style. Full Frame will screen all nine short documentaries by D...

Full Frame docu fest awards

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The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival wrapped up its seventh year with record attendance resulting in sixteen sold-out screenings and events. The number of passes issued this year was 1520 compared to last year's 1000. Tickets also exceeded last year's totals. By Saturday evening, 12,495 tickets had been issued; at that point last year the festival had issued 11,670. As of Sunday's Award Barbecue, tickets issued climbed to 13,278 and, with the balance of Sunday's afternoon and evening scree...

D- Fest on Digital cinema network

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Launch of the the first nationally syndicated film festivalEmerging Pictures and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival have recently announced at the Sundance Film Festival that they are jointly developing a nationally syndicated festival utilizing Emerging Pictures’ digital cinema network. The syndicated festival will be contemporaneous with the flagship festival in Durham, North Carolina and exhibit in as many as 20 cities. The deal will allow audiences throughout the country—for the ...

Marcel Ophuls honored at full Frame docu fest in april

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FULL FRAME DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL TO HONOR MARCEL OPHULS AT THIS YEARS FESTIVAL, APRIL 1 – 4, 2004 HBO’s film Elaine Stritch at Liberty, based on Elaine Stritch’s Tony Award-Winning One-Woman Broadway Show, to have its World Premiere; Stritch will join Ophuls, Barry Levinson, Tom Fontana, Harry Shearer and others as special guests Elaine Stritch at Liberty, HBO’s documentary film on Elaine Stritch’s one-woman Broadway show will open this year’s Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The...
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