Durham, NC, April 11, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- The 11th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (www.fullframefest.org) drew to a close on Sunday, April 6 with record breaking attendance. Full Frame distributed 28,965 tickets at this year’s Festival compared to 26,895 last year. With a deliberate focus on allowing attendees better access to each screening, Full Frame increased seating capacities with three venues exceeding 700 seats.
The 2009 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be held Thursday, April 2 through Sunday, April 5 in downtown Durham. For more information and photos from the 2008 Festival, please visit www.fullframefest.org.
"We are pleased about the quality of the Festival experience this year,” said Peg Palmer, executive director of Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. “The Program truly was about current documentary film and celebrating the documentary genre. We believed in the strength of our program, the filmmakers came through with the finest work imaginable. We were able to connect a larger audience than ever with documentary film thanks to experience we've gained over the past ten years of Full Frame."
About Full Frame:
Founded in 1998, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival celebrates the power and artistry of documentary film. Its mission is to provide documentary filmmakers with opportunities to showcase their work theatrically, stimulating conversation and community between filmmakers, industry executives and the general public. Full Frame is recognized as the premier documentary film festival in the United States by both The New York Times and indieWIRE and is well-known for its southern hospitality, relaxed atmosphere and walkable venue layout. During the past decade Full Frame has welcomed both first time and celebrated filmmakers including Martin Scorsese, Abbas Kiarostami, Michael Moore, Syndey Pollack, Errol Morris, Barbara Kopple, Ken Burns, Ric Burns, Charles Burnett, Mira Nair and Jonathan Demme.
The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is produced by Doc Arts, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its presenting sponsors are The New York Times and Duke University. For more information and up-to-date Festival announcements, please visit www.fullframefest.org.
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