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    7 Tips for Documentary Filmmakers from Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

    At the 17th Full Frame Documentary Festival, top programming executives as well as funding specialists shared advice with attendees about how to get funded and go the distance in today’s competitive documentary environment.

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    Top Dozen Documentary Film Festivals: Up Next, Hot Docs and Full Frame

    With the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announcing its 2014 lineup of Tribute and Thematic Program films, we put together a compendium of the top dozen must-attend doc fests around the country.

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    Award Winning Directors Steve James and Lucy Walker to be Honored at 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

    The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which takes place every spring in Durham, North Carolina, will honor Emmy-winning director Steve James ("Hoop Dreams" and Sundance hit "Life Itself") and Lucy Walker ("Waste Land") at their 17th annual festival. James' work will be celebrated as part of the ...

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    Review: In Documentary 'Maidentrip,' Laura Dekker Looks for Paradise in a Sea that Never Ends

    Jillian Schlesinger's "Maidentrip" chronicles Dutch teen Laura Dekker's sail around the globe, a feat which would win her the title in 2012 of youngest person in history to make the voyage alone. Observant and unassuming, the documentary looks at the significance of Laura's trip not in terms of reco...

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    Watch: Award-Winning Short Documentary 'The Record Breaker' Showcases A Life of Weird World Record Breaking

    Have you ever wondered what compels people to go after such odd accomplishments as 'World's Largest Hula Hoop' or 'Longest Duration Balancing a Lawnmower on Chin'?

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    5 Things I Learned at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

    Four days and a dozen screenings later, I've returned from 2013's Full Frame Documentary Film Festival -- one of the largest documentary film festivals in North America. I saw reality turned to art. I witnessed unforgettable moments (check out my notes on this panel). And I discovered the glory of B...

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    Sundance and True/False Programmers Discuss Festival Economics at Full Frame

    This past weekend the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival hosted a speakeasy chat around the issues raised in the series of Indiewire articles that followed my Fair Trade For Filmmakers piece in this space. Props. It's a queasy discussion for many festivals, evident in some of the defensiveness tha...

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    To Pay or Not to Pay: Discussing Film Festivals, Money and What You Need to Know at Full Frame

    In his Indiewire article "Fair Trade for Filmmakers," former Hot Docs programmer Sean Farnel made the case that film festivals owe something more to filmmakers than the honor of being selected. They owe them money. His contention that festivals should give filmmakers a cut of the ticket sales yi...

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    'American Promise' Tops Full Frame Winners

    The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced the winners of its 2013 edition, which ran this past weekend. Joe Full list of winners below, with descriptions and statements provided by the festival:The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury AwardThe Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award was presen...

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    Exclusive: 2 Powerful Scenes From Health Insurance Doc 'Remote Area Medical'; Premieres at Full Frame

    Last year, filmmaker duo Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman (2010's election doc "Gerrymandering") made a three minute informational doc on Remote Area Medical, a free, three day pop up medical clinic in Tennessee that specializes in providing care to Americans without health insurance. You can see the...

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