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– The 25th Annual Full Format Documentary Film Festival will be fully virtual in 2022.

Event organizers announced on Wednesday that the festival will be held online due to the “continuing and unpredictable realities of the coronavirus pandemic.”

“Nothing can replace the magic of showing movies together in a movie theater, but we firmly believe that the decision to stay online for another year is the best choice for Full Frame right now,” Sadie said. Tillery, artistic director and interim director of the festival. . “The 2021 festival demonstrated that the Full Frame team can produce a meaningful virtual experience amidst the constraints of this moment, an experience that matters to filmmakers, audiences and to us. “

The 2022 festival will follow a format similar to that of the 2021 event with screenings of feature and short films, questions and answers to filmmakers and panel discussions. There will also be a Jury Rewards Program offering cash prizes of over $ 40,000.

The annual festival, which is an internationally renowned Oscar qualifying event, will be held April 7-10, 2022. Full Frame is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University.

“Full Frame has always aimed to present exceptional films with stories that can inspire and connect audiences, even in a virtual landscape,” said CDS director Opeyemi Olukemi. “We look forward to meeting again in downtown Durham when it is safe, but I know the 2022 Online Festival will always be a great celebration of film and non-fiction artists. ”

Festival passes will go on sale to the public in early March.

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