Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Portal for Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the festivals community.  

An adventure exploring, from dreams to reality, the emerging talents in our community.

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, reporting and promoting festivals worldwide.

A brand new website will soon be available. Covid-19 is not helping, stay safe meanwhile.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login

|FRENCH VERSION|

RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes

 

 

Presenting the website

 

Docs on the Spot


HOT SPOT FOR DOCS: Documentary Festivals Calling / Ones to  watch / Docu Fests Highlights and Awards / Submit

In partnership with DocFilmDepot


feed

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2021 Award Winners

Faya Dayi receives three festival prizes, including the Grand Jury Award

Seven awards for a combined value of $47,500 in cash prizes are announced for the 2021 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Full Frame is a qualifying event for nominations for the Academy Award® Documentary Short Subject category and the Producers Guild of America Awards.

“We are proud to celebrate the 2021 award-winning films,” said Sadie Tillery, Full Frame Interim Festival Director and Artistic Director. “We are grateful to the award sponsors for their support, and especially wish to thank the jurors who joined us in reviewing the films this year.”

The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award is presented to Faya Dayi, directed by Jessica Beshir. Faya Dayi takes as its subject the khat trade, borrowing its title from a hymnal chant recited by the stimulant plant’s harvesters. Khat’s pervasive influence is explored in this lyrical and atmospheric portrait of rituals and dreams.

Remarking on the film, the Grand Jury members said, “The jury applauds Jessica Beshir's debut feature and her bold, cinematic choices full of intrigue, poetry, and meticulously composed black-and-white images. Her stunning cinematography coupled with her deep commitment to the indigenous population and land, shatters our expectations of the structural possibilities for the nonfiction art form. The jury's only regret is that they were unable to experience Faya Dayi in its deserved home, the cinema, where they could truly lose themselves in the natural and subtle soundscape and landscape of the director's motherland, Ethiopia.”

The Grand Jury Award is sponsored by the Reva and David Logan Foundation. Jesse Moss, Christine Turner, and Stephanie Wang-Breal participated on the jury.

The Full Frame Jury Award for Best Short is presented to Three Songs for Benazir, directed by Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei. The award is provided by Drs. Barbra and Andrew Rothschild. The jurors were Eric Hynes, Carlos Sandoval, and Deborah Stratman.

The Center for Documentary Studies, of which Full Frame is a program, considers all films in competition for its Filmmaker Award and awards its 2021 prize to Jessica Beshir for Faya Dayi. Representatives for the Center for Documentary Studies juried the prize: Eric Barstow, Kelsey Favret, Wesley Hogan, Jasmine Huff, Quadiriah McCullough, Lynn McKnight, and Elena Rue.

 

The Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award honors a first-time documentary feature director. The 2021 award is presented to Jessica Beshir for Faya Dayi. The award is provided by the Charles E. Guggenheim Family. Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich, David Osit, and Elyse Steinberg participated on the jury.

 

The Franklin Humanities Institute Award, which is given to a short film that highlights documentary as a formally inventive artistic medium, is presented to  Spirit never dies, only transitions., directed by Logan L. Burroughs. The award is sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University and was juried by representatives for the institute: Eric Barstow, Franklin Cason Jr., Josh Gibson, Guo-Juin Hong, Shambhavi Kaul, Ranjana Khanna, Sarah Rogers, and Jennifer Zhou.

 

Representatives on behalf of the President’s Office of Duke University juried the prize for the Full Frame President’s Award, given to the best student film. This year’s award is given to Spirits and Rocks: an Azorean Myth, directed by Aylin Gökmen.

 

My Name is Pauli Murray, directed by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, received the Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights. Provided by the Julian Price Family Foundation in memory of Melanie Taylor, the award is given to a film that addresses a significant human rights issue in the United States. Representatives from the Kathleen Bryan Edwards family juried the prize: Anne Arwood, Laura Edwards, Clay Farland, Margaret Griffin, and Pricey Harrison.

 

In addition to the film awards, the 2021 Advocate Award is presented to Eric Johnson, the Senior Vice President of Sound and Engagement at Trailblazer Studios, one of the largest post-production companies in North Carolina, and a member of Full Frame’s Triangle Advisory Board. A trusted advisor of the festival for well over a decade, Johnson has been particularly engaged with Full Frame’s School of Doc program. Johnson  also serves on the Southern Documentary Fund Board of Directors and was appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Council for Film, Television, and Digital Streaming.

 

“Eric is a remarkable friend to Full Frame,” said Tillery. “His valued insight and expertise, and his presence at screenings and events, have left an enduring imprint on this event. We’re delighted to express our gratitude with this year’s Advocate Award.”

For more information on the award winners and for complete juror statements, please visit fullframefest.org.

In light of the global pandemic, the 2021 festival took place online, featuring screenings of 21 feature and 15 short films.

The 24th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is happening now through Sunday, June 6. Tickets are on sale at fullframefest.org.

Links

The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
>
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with AFM Director

 

Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director 

 

Interview with the Parasite director

Brad Pitt and Leonard Maltin Interviewed

Filmfestivals.com dailies live coverage from


> Live from India
> Live from LA
> IFFI Goa
> Lost World Film Festival
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian
> BFI London

> Film Festival Days
> AFM
> Tallinn Black Nights

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin 
> Fantasporto
Amdocs
Houston WorldFest
 
Cannes / Marche du film online

Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV

A question for Jennifer Aniston from Richard Hobert winner at SBIFF 2020 :

> Other resources

+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service
 

About Docs on the Spot

gersbach.net