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.

  • ART AND CRAFT Director Jennifer Grausman at the post-screening discussion with Tiffany Graham-Golden, AFI DOCSART AND CRAFT Director Jennifer Grausman at the post-screening discussion with Tiffany Graham-Golden, AFI DOCS
  • Ashley and Shannon Campbell perform for a packed crowd after the Spotlight Screening of GLEN CAMPBELL..I'LL BE MEAshley and Shannon Campbell perform for a packed crowd after the Spotlight Screening of GLEN CAMPBELL..I'LL BE ME
  • DINOSAUR 13 film subjects Pete Larson, Kristin Donnan Standard and filmmaker Todd Miller at the post-screening Q&ADINOSAUR 13 film subjects Pete Larson, Kristin Donnan Standard and filmmaker Todd Miller at the post-screening Q&A
  • AFI DOCS 2014 Guggenheim honoree Alex Gibney with 2004 honoree and documentarian Barbara KoppleAFI DOCS 2014 Guggenheim honoree Alex Gibney with 2004 honoree and documentarian Barbara Kopple
  • AFI DOCS Guggenheim honoree Alex Gibney in a conversation with The Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday about Gibney’s work at the Guggenheim SymposiumAFI DOCS Guggenheim honoree Alex Gibney in a conversation with The Washington Post’s Ann Hornaday about Gibney’s work at the Guggenheim Symposium
  • Filmmakers were given the opportunity to visit the White House as part of the Policy Engagement ProgramFilmmakers were given the opportunity to visit the White House as part of the Policy Engagement Program
  • Engagement strategists shared how public media makes social impact at the Content That Matters, Engagement That Counts Impact Panel sponsored by CPBEngagement strategists shared how public media makes social impact at the Content That Matters, Engagement That Counts Impact Panel sponsored by CPB
  • Filmmakers discussed top issues represented in their films with policymakers in the Indian Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office BuildingFilmmakers discussed top issues represented in their films with policymakers in the Indian Treaty Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building
  • Sen. Ed Markey introduces Friday’s Spotlight Screening of GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE MESen. Ed Markey introduces Friday’s Spotlight Screening of GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME
  • (L-R) Dr. Ron Peterson, Mayo Clinic; Larry Minnitz; Mike King, Volunteers for America; film subject and son Cal Campbell; Producer Trevor Albert; subjects and Campbell family members Kim Campbell, Shannon Campbell and Ashley Campbell; and director James K(L-R) Dr. Ron Peterson, Mayo Clinic; Larry Minnitz; Mike King, Volunteers for America; film subject and son Cal Campbell; Producer Trevor Albert; subjects and Campbell family members Kim Campbell, Shannon Campbell and Ashley Campbell; and director James K
  • Filmmaker Todd Miller introduces DINOSAUR 13 at The Naval Heritage CenterFilmmaker Todd Miller introduces DINOSAUR 13 at The Naval Heritage Center
  • Filmmaker Justin Weinstein introduces audiences to AN HONEST LIARFilmmaker Justin Weinstein introduces audiences to AN HONEST LIAR
  • Filmmaker Ilan Moskovitch and Executive Producer Arpi Shotigian at the post-screening Q&A for APOLLONIAN STORYFilmmaker Ilan Moskovitch and Executive Producer Arpi Shotigian at the post-screening Q&A for APOLLONIAN STORY
  • Film subject and Olympic dive coach Ron O'Brien with film subject and Olympian Greg Louganis and BACK ON BOARD filmmaker Cheryl FurjanicFilm subject and Olympic dive coach Ron O'Brien with film subject and Olympian Greg Louganis and BACK ON BOARD filmmaker Cheryl Furjanic
  • FOUNDRY director Oliver Cheetham welcoming attendees to his screening at the Gothe InstitutFOUNDRY director Oliver Cheetham welcoming attendees to his screening at the Gothe Institut
  • Panelists of THE HOMESTRETCH Catalyst Screening (L-R) Darla Bardine, National Network for Youth; Jonathan Brice, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary & Secondary Education at the US Department of Ed; Ja’Sent Brown, Homeless Education State CooPanelists of THE HOMESTRETCH Catalyst Screening (L-R) Darla Bardine, National Network for Youth; Jonathan Brice, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Elementary & Secondary Education at the US Department of Ed; Ja’Sent Brown, Homeless Education State Coo