Downtown played host to the 18th annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival last week, culminating in a Sunday afternoon Awards Barbecue where competing documentary filmmakers from around the world gathered at the Durham Armory for honors and recognition.
The Reva and David Logan Grand Jury Award honored two films this year – it’s a rare occurrence for awards to honor more than one recipient at the festival. Kings of Nowhere, directed by Betzabé Garcia, and (T)error, directed by Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe, each took home the award.
Jennifer Redfearn received the Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award for her film Tocando La Luz.
“We are so grateful to be a part of this generous community,” Jennifer said. In 2011, she directed and produced the Oscar-nominated documentary Sun Come Up.
With live music by The Hushpuppies, festival-goers enjoyed a Southern-inspired barbecue luncheon. Full Frame was produced with the help of more than 300 volunteers, and was recently announced as one of USA Today‘s 10 Best Film Festivals in the United States.