Press Releases

  • AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES AFI DOCS 2018 AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS 

     ***PHOTOS AVAILABLE HERE***Best Feature Goes to MR.

  • NBC NEWS' "MEET THE PRESS" JOINS AFI DOCS AS A MEDIA SPONSOR

    "Meet the Press" Presents a Strand of Four Films Moderated by NBC News Journalists,Including Moderator Chuck Todd FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — JUNE 13, 2018, WASHINGTON, DC — The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that NBC News' "Meet the Press" has joined AFI DOCS 2018 as a media sponsor.

  • AT&T RETURNS TO AFI DOCS AS PRESENTING SPONSOR

    FESTIVAL SPONSORS INCLUDECORPORATIONS, CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS,ARTS ASSOCIATIONS AND PHILANTHROPISTSFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — June 13, 2018, WASHINGTON, DC — The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the AFI DOCS 2018 festival sponsors — with AT&T returning this year as Presenting Sponsor, which represents the top level of support.

  • AFI DOCS AND RABEN_IMPACT ANNOUNCE 2018 AFI DOCS IMPACT LAB FILM PROJECTS

    Four Features and One Short Selected for the AFI DOCS Impact Lab FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — JUNE 5, 2018, WASHINGTON, DC — AFI DOCS — the American Film Institute's five-day documentary film festival in the nation's capital, supported by Presenting Sponsor AT&T — has announced the five films selected for the fourth annual AFI DOCS Impact Lab in partnership with RABEN_IMPACT.

  • AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES AFI DOCS 2018 FORUM

    AFI DOCS Forum Will Feature Discussions on the Rise of Short Filmmaking, the State of Documentary Filmmaking in the DC Region, Resources for Filmmakers and More FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — MAY 23, 2018, WASHINGTON, DC — AFI DOCS — the American Film Institute's five-day documentary film festival in the nation's capital, supported by Presenting Sponsor AT&T — has announced its 2018 Forum.

  • STEVE JAMES NAMED 2018 GUGGENHEIM HONOREE BY AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE

    AFI DOCS Will Celebrate Academy Award®-Nominated Filmmaker on June 14 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — MAY 18, 2018, WASHINGTON, DC — AFI DOCS — the American Film Institute's five-day documentary film festival in the nation's capital, supported by Presenting Sponsor AT&T — has announced that it will pay tribute to Steve James as the 2018 Charles Guggenheim Symposium honoree.

  • AFI DOCS 2018 UNVEILS FULL SLATE OF FILMS

    AFI DOCS 2018UNVEILS FULL SLATE OF FILMS 92 Films From 22 Countries, Including Five World Premieres,Will Screen June 13–17 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — MAY 11, 2018, WASHINGTON, DC — AFI DOCS has announced its full slate of films for 2018 — with AT&T returning as Presenting Sponsor of the American Film Institute's five-day documentary film festival in the nation's capital.

  • AFI DOCS 2018 ANNOUNCES OPENING AND CLOSING NIGHT FILMS, CENTERPIECE AND SPECIAL SCREENINGS

    PERSONAL STATEMENT and UNITED SKATES to Bookend Five-Day Festival in Nation's Capital AT&T Returns as Presenting Sponsor FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — MAY 4, 2018, WASHINGTON, DC — AFI DOCS has announced its Opening and Closing Night films, and Centerpiece and Special Screenings — with AT&T returning as Presenting Sponsor of the festival for the fifth consecutive year.

  • The Newseum on Opening Night of AFI DOCS 2014The Newseum on Opening Night of AFI DOCS 2014
  • Director Scott Teems and film subject Hal Holbrook discussing the film screening of 
HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY post screeningDirector Scott Teems and film subject Hal Holbrook discussing the film screening of HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY post screening
  • Director Scott Teems with AT&T sponsors Shay Phillips and Derek Stapleton and 
actor Hal HolbrookDirector Scott Teems with AT&T sponsors Shay Phillips and Derek Stapleton and actor Hal Holbrook
  • AFI President & CEO Bob Gazzale interviewed on the red carpetAFI President & CEO Bob Gazzale interviewed on the red carpet
  • Director Scott Teems with AT&T sponsors Shay Phillips and Derek StapletonDirector Scott Teems with AT&T sponsors Shay Phillips and Derek Stapleton
  • Opening Night reception décor at the NewseumOpening Night reception décor at the Newseum
  • The official drink of Opening Night. The “Mark Twain”The official drink of Opening Night. The “Mark Twain”
  • The Opening Night crowd at the HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY 
Reception to kick off AFI DOCS 2014The Opening Night crowd at the HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY Reception to kick off AFI DOCS 2014
  • The AFI DOCS posters are up and ready for Opening Night at the NewseumThe AFI DOCS posters are up and ready for Opening Night at the Newseum
  • (L-R) 2014 AFI DOCS Festival Director Christine O’Malley, HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY Director Scott Teems and Producer Laura Smith, and AFI President & CEO Bob Gazzale(L-R) 2014 AFI DOCS Festival Director Christine O’Malley, HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY Director Scott Teems and Producer Laura Smith, and AFI President & CEO Bob Gazzale
  • Actor and HOLBROOK/TWAIN film subject Hal Holbrook mingling with AFI Trustee Gene Jankowski and his grandsonActor and HOLBROOK/TWAIN film subject Hal Holbrook mingling with AFI Trustee Gene Jankowski and his grandson
  • The crowd is ready for AFI DOCS Opening Night film HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEYThe crowd is ready for AFI DOCS Opening Night film HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY
  • Actor Hal Holbrook attends Opening Night of AFI DOCS at the NewseumActor Hal Holbrook attends Opening Night of AFI DOCS at the Newseum
  • Actor Hal Holbrook being interviewed on the red carpet at AFI DOCS Opening NightActor Hal Holbrook being interviewed on the red carpet at AFI DOCS Opening Night
  • (L-R) 2014 AFI DOCS Festival Director Christine O’Malley, HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY Director Scott Teems and Producer Laura Smith, and AFI President & CEO Bob Gazzale(L-R) 2014 AFI DOCS Festival Director Christine O’Malley, HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY Director Scott Teems and Producer Laura Smith, and AFI President & CEO Bob Gazzale
  • (L-R) TJ Teems, Director Scott Teems, film subject Hal Holbrook, Producer Laura Smith, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Joyce Cohen, and Cindy Lovell from the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford(L-R) TJ Teems, Director Scott Teems, film subject Hal Holbrook, Producer Laura Smith, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, Joyce Cohen, and Cindy Lovell from the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford
  • Director Scott Teems being interviewed on the red carpetDirector Scott Teems being interviewed on the red carpet
  • Actor and film subject Hal Holbrook interviewed on the red carpetActor and film subject Hal Holbrook interviewed on the red carpet
  • AFI Trustee Ina Ginsburg and AFI President & CEO Bob GazzaleAFI Trustee Ina Ginsburg and AFI President & CEO Bob Gazzale
  • (L-R) AFI National Council Member Franci Crane attends Opening Night at the Newseum with AFI President & CEO Bob Gazzale and filmmaker of THE FIX Laura Naylor(L-R) AFI National Council Member Franci Crane attends Opening Night at the Newseum with AFI President & CEO Bob Gazzale and filmmaker of THE FIX Laura Naylor
  • AFI President & CEO Bob Gazzale welcoming the crowd at Opening Night of AFI DOCSAFI President & CEO Bob Gazzale welcoming the crowd at Opening Night of AFI DOCS
  • Director Scott Teems welcomes film subject Hal Holbrook for opening remarks at Opening Night at the NewseumDirector Scott Teems welcomes film subject Hal Holbrook for opening remarks at Opening Night at the Newseum
  • Actor Hal Holbrook welcomes the crowd and introduces the film to the Opening Night of AFI DOCSActor Hal Holbrook welcomes the crowd and introduces the film to the Opening Night of AFI DOCS