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Full Frame Film Festival Kicks Off In Durham

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DURHAM, N.C. — A little bit of Hollywood is in the Bull City this weekend.


Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

, which was previously known as the Double Take Documentary Film Festival, is in Durham. It is the fifth year for the film festival that has been gaining worldwide attention.

It has also been named one of five qualifying festivals for the Academy Awards Short Documentary category.

"It is probably the greatest concentration of and the highest standard of documentary film that one can see in the world today," executive director Nancy Buirski said.

Durham has already hosted 18 major films, most recently "Kiss the Girls." Ryan Bowman of the Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau said the prospects for more are good.

"It's a constant project to just stay up with location scouts and what they're asking for. I can't tell you the names of them right now, but there are several actually doing scouting in Durham right now," Bowman said.

Over 100 documentaries will be screened this weekend, including "Journeys with George," a film that follows President George W. Bush on the campaign trail.