The Full Frame Archive Film Collection contains preservation masters of documentary films that won awards at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (formerly DoubleTake) between 1998 and 2010, with acquisitions ongoing.
Researchers, students and the general public are invited to use the Full Frame Archive.
Films may be viewed on DVD use copies in the Rubenstein Library Reading Room in Perkins Library.
A complete set of program books from the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is also available.
Educators may arrange on-campus screenings for classes and other groups.
Duke faculty may use DVD use copies in the classroom by prior arrangement.
The Full Frame Archive regularly co-sponsors public screenings of these films.
Created in 2007 as a partnership between Duke University and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Full Frame Archive is one of the only festival collections in the nation dedicated to preserving documentary films. The collection is limited to Full Frame Festival award winners.
Interdisciplinary and international in scope, the films in the Full Frame Archive address the social, cultural and political issues of our time, annual snapshots of our world. With a strong emphasis on human rights, topics range broadly, from criminal justice to genocide to sex education to culinary arts. The Full Frame Archive promotes groundbreaking works created by today’s documentary filmmakers guaranteeing a lasting legacy for both the festival and the artists. The Archive serves as a catalyst for interdisciplinary scholarship, critical discussion, social change, and individual transformation.
We are deeply grateful to all the filmmakers who have donated preservation masters of their films to the Full Frame Archives.
The Full Frame Archive is made possible through support from the following sponsors:
For more information about the Full Frame Archive, contact Kirston Johnson:
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