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Film & Video


  • Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI)
    The Program in the Arts of the Moving Image offers an interdisciplinary course of study in the production, history, and critical analysis of all forms of the moving image. A Masters of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts is now being offered in fall 2011; this MFA is best suited to accomplished students and artists who desire advanced experience in the production of innovative photographic, spoken word, film, video, and computational digital arts in conjunction with a challenging intellectual immersion in philosophy and critical theory.
  • Screen/Society
    A film and video exhibition program for the Triangle community, with an emphasis on screening challenging and thought-provoking work in its original format, whether 35mm, video, or 16mm. Screen/Society advances the academic study of film at Duke. It works with Arts and Sciences Departments to relate film, video, and digital art to other disciplines. Screen/Society emphasizes the historical nature of media technologies and media cultures and brings a transnational and transcultural perspective to the promotion of media literacy. Screen/Society provides an opportunity for departments, programs, and centers to curate film series. These series may be related to courses, research or broad themes of interest. All screenings and events are free and open to the general public!
  • Freewater Presentations and Freewater Productions
    Freewater Presentations is dedicated to upholding the DUU mission to provide cultural, intellectual, educational, recreational, and social programming to complement the academic experience of Duke University students; and to provide enrichment for the University faculty, staff and employees, as well as the surrounding community; by screening quality films on Duke’s campus. Freewater Presentations is entirely student-staffed and student-run, anywhere from choosing the films to manning the projection booth.

    Freewater Productions is Duke University’s student-run film and video production organization. Started in the 1970′s, and with an illustrious history behind it, Freewater combines the functions of an equipment co-op, crew and technical assistance network, grant funding source, and production house, with the goal of creating outstanding work by enabling students to create films to the highest quality standard. In 2008, Freewater productions have been screened at the American Film Institute in Dallas, the Florida Film Festival, the Worldwide Short Festival in Toronto, and numerous other prestigious venues. Freewater provides equipment, grants, training, production advice and guidance, and other forms of assistance for student-produced films. Training is available through workshops and on-set assistance from experienced film-makers.

  • Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
    The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of non-fiction cinema. Each spring Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina for a four-day, morning to midnight array of over 100 films as well as discussions, panels, and southern hospitality. Set within a four-block radius, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation between filmmakers, film professionals and the public. The festival is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies 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.
  • Full Frame Archive in Special Collections Library
    The Full Frame Archive Film Collection contains preservation masters of documentary films that won awards at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (formerly known as DoubleTake) between 1998 and 2010, with acquisitions ongoing. Researchers, students and the general public are invited to use the Full Frame Archive. Films may be viewed on DVD use copies in the Special Collections Reading Room in Perkins Library. A complete set of program books from the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is also available. Educators may arrange on-campus screenings for classes and other groups. Duke faculty may use DVD use copies in the classroom by prior arrangement. The Full Frame Archive regularly co-sponsors public screenings of these films. 
  • Ford Library's DVD Collection
    The Fuqua School of Business' Ford Library houses a collection of approximately 2,000 DVD titles. "Limited Circulation" means that Ford's DVDs are available to all Duke users for viewing in the Library, but only available for overnight check-out to members of the Fuqua community.

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Danette Pachtner
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