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.

  • FRESH DRESSED filmmaker Sacha Jenkins at the AFI Silver screening sponsored by WHUTFRESH DRESSED filmmaker Sacha Jenkins at the AFI Silver screening sponsored by WHUT
  • WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? Producer Jayson Jackson at the AFI Silver screeningWHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? Producer Jayson Jackson at the AFI Silver screening
  • (L-R) Screening Committee member Matt Radcliff with AMONG THE BELIEVERS Directors Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi with Producer Jonathan Goodman Levitt(L-R) Screening Committee member Matt Radcliff with AMONG THE BELIEVERS Directors Hemal Trivedi and Mohammed Ali Naqvi with Producer Jonathan Goodman Levitt
  • Subject Brandon Bryant with filmmaker Tonje Hessen Schei at the AFI Silver screening of DRONE with Screening Committee member Matt RadcliffSubject Brandon Bryant with filmmaker Tonje Hessen Schei at the AFI Silver screening of DRONE with Screening Committee member Matt Radcliff
  • Stanley Nelson, AFI DOCS’ 2015 Guggenheim Honoree with Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post at the Guggenheim SymposiumStanley Nelson, AFI DOCS’ 2015 Guggenheim Honoree with Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post at the Guggenheim Symposium
  • American Film Institute President, Bob Gazzale, introducing the 2015 Guggenheim Honoree, Stanley Nelson to audiences at the National ArchivesAmerican Film Institute President, Bob Gazzale, introducing the 2015 Guggenheim Honoree, Stanley Nelson to audiences at the National Archives
  • The Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero welcoming audiences at the National Archives to the AFI DOCS Guggenheim SymposiumThe Archivist of the United States, David Ferriero welcoming audiences at the National Archives to the AFI DOCS Guggenheim Symposium
  • Filmmakers receiving a demo of the new Vizio TV with Dolby Vision technology at the AFI DOCS festival hubFilmmakers receiving a demo of the new Vizio TV with Dolby Vision technology at the AFI DOCS festival hub
  • Filmmakers from SALAM NEIGHBOR enjoying lunch at the DOCS lounge sponsored by VizioFilmmakers from SALAM NEIGHBOR enjoying lunch at the DOCS lounge sponsored by Vizio
  • Filmmaker Chad Gracia of THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER and cinematographer/subject Artem RyzhykovFilmmaker Chad Gracia of THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER and cinematographer/subject Artem Ryzhykov
  • Subject Fedor Alexandrovich of THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER at the AFI SilverSubject Fedor Alexandrovich of THE RUSSIAN WOODPECKER at the AFI Silver
  • Screening Committee member Vicki Warren introducing SHORTS PROGRAM 1: TOO MUCH TIME featuring KATSUO-BUSHI sponsored by Ad Astra, Inc.
Screening Committee member Vicki Warren introducing SHORTS PROGRAM 1: TOO MUCH TIME featuring KATSUO-BUSHI sponsored by Ad Astra, Inc.
  • 3 ½ MINUTES, TEN BULLETS Director Marc Silver during the post-screening Q&A with AFI Silver’s Josh Gardner sponsored by The Atlantic3 ½ MINUTES, TEN BULLETS Director Marc Silver during the post-screening Q&A with AFI Silver’s Josh Gardner sponsored by The Atlantic
  • Skype interview with Ewan McNiol and Anna Sandliands of UNCERTAIN at the AFI Silver TheatreSkype interview with Ewan McNiol and Anna Sandliands of UNCERTAIN at the AFI Silver Theatre
  • Filmmakers discuss their work on Capitol Hill at the AFI DOCS Filmmaker Engagement ProgramFilmmakers discuss their work on Capitol Hill at the AFI DOCS Filmmaker Engagement Program
  • The AFI DOCS Filmmaker Engagement Program at the White House connected documentarians to policy makers who can help promote change on Capitol HillThe AFI DOCS Filmmaker Engagement Program at the White House connected documentarians to policy makers who can help promote change on Capitol Hill
  • IN TRANSIT Director/Producers Lynn True, Nelson Walker, and David Usui at the post-screening Q&A, sponsored by AmtrakIN TRANSIT Director/Producers Lynn True, Nelson Walker, and David Usui at the post-screening Q&A, sponsored by Amtrak