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Full Frame Announces Lineup; Festival Will Take Place Exclusively Online

Last updated: March 23, 2022

Full Frame announces the official festival selections for the virtual 25th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which takes place online April 7–10, 2022.

The NEW DOCS lineup and Invited Program include 37 titles from 18 countries, comprising 22 feature films and 15 short films, with two world premieres, one North American premiere, and three U.S. premieres.

Thirty films will screen as part of NEW DOCS and are eligible for juried cash awards. Award winners will be announced during the festival on April 9. The Invited Program includes seven feature films screening out of competition.

“It is an honor to present these 37 films at our 25th annual festival,” said interim festival director and artistic director Sadie Tillery. “I am humbled by the range of experiences revealed on screen—the palpable tenderness, violence, pain, strength, vulnerability, and resolve witnessed in these works. And I am equally moved by the commitment and artistry displayed by the filmmakers, who have realized these stories in truly remarkable ways.”

CMP Film Mija Snags a Spot

Amid this highly competitive lineup is a project supported by the Chicago Media Project. MIJA, directed by Isabel Castro, debuted at Sundance earlier this year and will be set to shine at Full Frame. Chicago Media Project Co-Founder Paula Froehle believes this film will resonate with audiences worldwide, “Just a beautiful, intimate human story. We need more filmmakers like Isabel. Earlier this fall, CMP launched our inaugural Shifting Voices Film Fund to support emerging BIPOC creators, and we can only hope to find more storytellers like her.” Mija dives into the world of a young woman hustling harder than anyone else. Because for Doris and her family, “making it” isn’t just a dream – it’s a necessity.

Mija, directed by Isabel Castro, lands in the highly selective Full Frame lineup

Fest Will Take Place Online; In-Person Events Planned for Summer

This year’s festival takes place entirely online and includes Filmmaker Q&As, presented by Showtime, in addition to film screenings. Passes are on sale now at  store.fullframefest.org. Single tickets to individual films will be available for purchase on Tuesday, March 29, at 11 a.m. (ET).

While the four-day festival will take place exclusively online, organizers plan to present in-person programming in downtown Durham later this summer. Three outdoor screenings are currently scheduled to take place at Durham Central Park on August 1, August 15, and August 29. Further details, including film titles, will be announced in the coming months.

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