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Full Frame Announces Additional Programming for 2015

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival has announced the Opening Night Film and additional programming for the 2015 festival: three Center Frame programs, five free screenings, the presentation of this year’s Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant recipients, and the Fresh Docs program.

Filmmakers and subjects from the films will participate in extended conversations after the Center Frame screenings. Special guests include Ron Davis, father of Jordan Davis, from 3 1/2 MINUTES; show jumping legend Harry deLeyer from Harry & Snowman; and former Black Panther activist and professor of law Kathleen Cleaver from The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.

Full Frame 2015 will feature four free screenings in addition to the Closing Night Film, continuing its tradition of showing free films Friday and Saturday nights. Food truck roundups will precede the Durham Central Park showings on Friday and Saturday nights. These free screenings and the Closing Night Film are presented by PNC.

The 2015 Garrett Scott Documentary Development Grant, now in its ninth year, has been awarded to Ted Passon for The Trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal and to Elisa Haradon and Gabriel Miller for Sweetheart Deal. Grant organizers will join the filmmakers in presenting short excerpts from their works-in-progress prior to a screening of (T)ERROR by David Felix Sutcliffe and 2013 grant recipient Lyric R. Cabral. The grant is awarded in honor of filmmaker Garrett Scott, who made a distinctive mark in the documentary genre during his brief career. It recognizes first-time filmmakers who, like Scott, bring a unique vision to the content and style of their documentary films.

The 18th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival will be held April 9-12, 2015, in Durham, N.C., with Duke University as the presenting sponsor. The NEW DOCS, Invited, Tribute, and Thematic Program lineups were previously announced. The complete schedule of films is now available online. Individual tickets go on sale April 2, and can be purchased online at