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Full Frame Archive Celebrates its First Year

In April 2007 the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival partnered with the Duke University Libraries to create the Full Frame Archive. The Full Frame Archive is part of the Archive of Documentary Arts in the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University. The Archive acquires and preserves duplicate preservation masters of all the Festival’s award-winning films, dating back to the first Festival in 1998.  Acquisition and preservation began in October 2007 and over 17 films have been placed in the Archive with DVD use copies now available for research.  Another 15 films are in the process of being preserved and will be shipped to Duke in the next few months.  

Held each year in downtown Durham, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival celebrates the artistry and power of documentary film.  The 2008 Festival will screen more than 90 films, both curated and in competition, in multiple venues in downtown Durham April 03-06. Of the 61 films in competition, 11 prizes will be granted; these award-winning films will be slated for the new archive.

The Full Frame Archive at Duke University promotes the groundbreaking works created by today’s documentary filmmakers and guarantees a lasting legacy for both the festival and the artists.  This exciting new collaboration recognizes documentary film as a catalyst for interdisciplinary scholarship, dynamic dialogue, and social change.

The Full Frame Archive is made possible through support from the following sponsors:

Eastman Kodak
Alpha Cine Labs, Seattle
Duke University Office of the President
Duke University Libraries
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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Posted 2 April 2008

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