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.

  • We set the mood at the Newseum for the Opening Night reception following BEST OF ENEMIESWe set the mood at the Newseum for the Opening Night reception following BEST OF ENEMIES
  • The AFI DOCS Opening Night crowd listening to the post-screening Q&A of BEST OF ENEMIES with filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville and National Journal Managing Editor, Kristin RobertsThe AFI DOCS Opening Night crowd listening to the post-screening Q&A of BEST OF ENEMIES with filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville and National Journal Managing Editor, Kristin Roberts
  • The AFI DOCS Opening Night post-screening Q&A of BEST OF ENEMIES with filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville and National Journal Managing Editor, Kristin RobertsThe AFI DOCS Opening Night post-screening Q&A of BEST OF ENEMIES with filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville and National Journal Managing Editor, Kristin Roberts
  • Filmmaker Morgan Neville at the post BEST OF ENEMIES Q&AFilmmaker Morgan Neville at the post BEST OF ENEMIES Q&A
  • American Film Institute President & CEO introducing BEST OF ENEMIES at AFI DOCS Opening NightAmerican Film Institute President & CEO introducing BEST OF ENEMIES at AFI DOCS Opening Night
  • AFI DOCS has taken over the Newseum on Opening NightAFI DOCS has taken over the Newseum on Opening Night
  • Michael Lumpkin, AFI DOCS Festival Director, introducing filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville for a post-screening Q&A of BEST OF ENEMIESMichael Lumpkin, AFI DOCS Festival Director, introducing filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville for a post-screening Q&A of BEST OF ENEMIES
  • (L-R) Kristin Roberts, Managing Editor of the National Journal during the post-screening Q&A of BEST OF ENEMIES with filmmakers Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon(L-R) Kristin Roberts, Managing Editor of the National Journal during the post-screening Q&A of BEST OF ENEMIES with filmmakers Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon
  • (L-R) Kristin Roberts, Managing Editor of the National Journal during the post-screening Q&A of BEST OF ENEMIES with filmmakers Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon(L-R) Kristin Roberts, Managing Editor of the National Journal during the post-screening Q&A of BEST OF ENEMIES with filmmakers Morgan Neville and Robert Gordon
  • Jonathan E. Jacobs aka The Vintage DJ playing the hits at the Opening Night receptionJonathan E. Jacobs aka The Vintage DJ playing the hits at the Opening Night reception
  • Guests of the AFI DOCS Opening Night reception at the NewseumGuests of the AFI DOCS Opening Night reception at the Newseum
  • William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal gracing the AFI DOCS cocktail napkins at the BEST OF ENEMIES post-screening reception at the NewseumWilliam F. Buckley and Gore Vidal gracing the AFI DOCS cocktail napkins at the BEST OF ENEMIES post-screening reception at the Newseum
  • AFI DOCS presented by AT&T. Post-BEST OF ENEMIES screening reception at the NewseumAFI DOCS presented by AT&T. Post-BEST OF ENEMIES screening reception at the Newseum
  • BEST OF ENEMIES filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville at the AFI DOCS Opening Night screeningBEST OF ENEMIES filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville at the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening
  • Former ABC News Anchor, Sam Donaldson, at the red carpet for BEST OF ENEMIESFormer ABC News Anchor, Sam Donaldson, at the red carpet for BEST OF ENEMIES
  • (L-R) BEST OF ENEMIES filmmakers Robert Gordon Morgan Neville with AFI DOCS Festival Director, Michael Lumpkin and American Film Institute President & CEO, Bob Gazzale(L-R) BEST OF ENEMIES filmmakers Robert Gordon Morgan Neville with AFI DOCS Festival Director, Michael Lumpkin and American Film Institute President & CEO, Bob Gazzale
  • (L-R) SALAM NEIGHBOR Producers, Salam Darwaza, Mohab Khattab and Filmmakers Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple(L-R) SALAM NEIGHBOR Producers, Salam Darwaza, Mohab Khattab and Filmmakers Zach Ingrasci and Chris Temple
  • AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center Advisory Council Chair, John KingAFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center Advisory Council Chair, John King
  • Lori Lee, Executive Vice President and Global Marketing for AT&T and AFI DOCS Festival Director, Michael Lumpkin pose on the Opening Night red carpetLori Lee, Executive Vice President and Global Marketing for AT&T and AFI DOCS Festival Director, Michael Lumpkin pose on the Opening Night red carpet
  • Thank you to AT&T for sponsoring the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of BEST OF ENEMIES at the NewseumThank you to AT&T for sponsoring the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of BEST OF ENEMIES at the Newseum
  • American Film Institute President and CEO, Bob Gazzale, welcomes the Opening Night audience to AFI DOCS and the screening of BEST OF ENEMIESAmerican Film Institute President and CEO, Bob Gazzale, welcomes the Opening Night audience to AFI DOCS and the screening of BEST OF ENEMIES