Buirski exits Full Frame fest


Nancy Buirski has stepped down as head of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in North Carolina after 10 years in order to work on creating a fund to incubate and produce independent docus and fiction films.

Buirski will continue to act as an adviser and ambassador to the Durham-based festival she founded in 1998. It has grown to be one of the top docu festivals in the country.

"It is bittersweet to remove myself from the artistic, day-to-day activity of this organization I love, but I am proud and honored to continue my association with this world-class event," she said. "Knowing that Full Frame is now an institution, I can turn to my other dream, which is to nurture independent film projects."

Buirski is in talks with industry partners to create the fund for indie films and docus. She also works as a consultant to the international film event, Pangea Day.