Stanley Nelson to Receive Full Frame TributeThis year's Full Frame Documentary Festival will honor Stanley Nelson with the annual Full Frame Tribute for his contribution to documentary form through films like A Place of Our Own and Freedom Riders, as well as his work to support emerging documentarians through Firelight Media's Producers' Lab.
“I am thrilled to be honored with the 2012 Full Frame Tribute,” said Nelson. “I have been working in documentary film for decades, and I believe that now, in these difficult and tumultuous times, independent documentary films are more important than ever. We need a diversity of voices and vision of independent filmmakers of all kinds, particularly from those communities that have been left out of the mainstream, to tell us who we are as a nation, and where we are – and should be – going. That is what I try to do through my work as a filmmaker and through the Firelight Media Producers’ Lab, and that is what Full Frame has shown itself committed to as well. In providing a creative community, an exhibition showcase, and building audiences for documentaries, Full Frame is a rare and critical organization in the field. I’m grateful to be part of the Full Frame family."
Full Frame's 2012 Thematic Program will center on family, with a series of films curated by Ross McElwee. The Full Frame Documentary Festival is scheduled for April 12-15, 2012 in Durham, North Carolina. For more information about the festival, the tribute and Full Frame, go to http://www.fullframefest.org/.