Winners Announced at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

It’s been four years since InsidePulse provided outdoor coverage of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in Durham, North Carolina. Three years ago it was canceled with the start of the COVID closures. Last year’s festival and this year’s festival were held virtually so people around the country and around the world could watch at home. This year’s virtual edition took place over the weekend and prizes were given out. Here is a nice list of films to track down in the coming months. Here is Full Frame’s press release:

Full Frame Documentary Film Festival Announces 2022 Winners

Durham, NC – April 9, 2022 – Six awards worth a combined $35,000 in cash prizes are announced for the 2022 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Full Frame is a qualifying event for nominations in the category short documentaries at the Oscars and the Producers Guild of America Awards. In light of the global pandemic, the 2022 festival took place online, with screenings of 22 feature films and 15 short films.

“We are honored to recognize the award-winning films in 2022,” said Sadie Tillery, Full Frame Festival Acting Director and Artistic Director. “We would like to thank the jurors who have joined us in reviewing the films this year and our sponsors whose support makes these awards possible.”

The Full Format Jury Grand Prize is awarded to I didn’t see you there, directed by Reid Davenport. An honorable mention was awarded to Chernobyl: The Lost Tapesdirected by James Jones.

Note on I didn’t see you there and Chernobyl: The Lost Tapesthe members of the Grand Jury said: “It is with enormous enthusiasm that we award the Grand Jury Prize to I didn’t see you there. This film offers a deeply moving experience with stunning vulnerability and visionary creative voice.

Through deeply impactful storytelling and the use of rare archival footage, Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes packs a punch that continues to resonate in our minds and hearts. We are delighted to present the honorable mention to Chernobyl: The Lost Tapes.”

Jessica Beshir, Luke Lorentzen and Michèle Stephenson were part of the jury.

The Full Frame Jury Prize for Best Short Film goes to The silent shoredirected by Nathalie Giraud and Timothée Corteggiani.

The award is offered by Drs. Barbara and Andrew Rothschild. The jurors were Logan Lynette Burroughs, Rebekah Fergusson and Danny Navarro.

The Charles E. Guggenheim Emerging Artist Award honors a first documentary filmmaker. The 2022 prize is awarded to Jannis Lenz for Private Ahmet. The prize is donated by the Charles E. Guggenheim family. Mike Attie, Carla Gutierrez and Dee Hibbert-Jones participated in the jury.

The John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute Prize, awarded to a short film highlighting the documentary as a formally inventive artistic medium, is awarded to Abyssal, directed by Alejandro Alonso. The award is sponsored by the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University and was judged by representatives of the institute: Franklin Cason, Joshua Gibson, Guo-Juin Hong, Ranjana Khanna, Shambhavi Kaul, Jennifer Zhou.

Representatives on behalf of Duke University’s Office of the President participated in the jury for the Full Frame President’s Award, given to the best student film. This year’s prize is awarded to No soy Óscardirected by Jon Ayon.

replica, directed by Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee, received the Kathleen Bryan Edwards Award for Human Rights. Provided by the Julian Price Family Foundation in memory of Melanie Taylor, the award is given to a film that addresses an important human rights issue in the United States. Representatives of the Kathleen Bryan Edwards family participated in the jury for the prize: Anne Arwood, Laura Edwards, Clay Farland, Margaret Griffin and Pricey Harrison.

For more information on the winners and for full statements from the jurors, please visit Tickets are on sale now to stream movies until Sunday, April 10 on

About full frame

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an internationally recognized, Oscar-qualifying event that proudly showcases the best non-fiction films on the festival circuit each year. Based in Durham, North Carolina, the annual festival brings together thousands of enthusiastic fans from around the world to celebrate the documentary art form, engage in meaningful conversation, and experience the impact of exceptional non-fiction filmmaking. The 25th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival takes place virtually from April 7-10, 2022.

The festival is a program of theDocumentary Studies Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization affiliated with Duke University, and receives support from corporate sponsors, private foundations and individual donors whose generosity provides the foundation that makes the event possible. The presenting sponsor of the festival is Duke University. To learn more about Full Frame’s mission or how to support Full Frame, visit

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