After ten years as the creative leader of Durham, North Carolina's Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (the birthplace of this blog, actually!), Nancy Buirski is stepping down. She will continue to be involved with the fest as an advisor and ambassador, however, and will be curating a special sidebar as part of the 2008 program in April.
The press office for the fest released a notice today. Buirski is quoted as saying, "Full Frame now serves the independent documentary filmmaker in ways that I could only hope for in 1988, and I know that it will continue to attract an ever-expanding public and film community. It's 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."
Buirski will be producing independent fiction and nonfiction film projects and will also be consulting for Pangea Day, the worldwide film event sponsored by TED Conferences.