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 ARMOR OF LIGHT filmmaker Abigail Disney with subject Reverend Rob Schenck at the post-screening Q&ATHE ARMOR OF LIGHT filmmaker Abigail Disney with subject Reverend Rob Schenck at the post-screening Q&A
  • Post-screening Q&A at THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION with Judith Brown Dianis, Co-Director of the Advancement Project, Jennifer Lawson, SVP, Television and Digital Video Content, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Filmmaker Stanley NelsoPost-screening Q&A at THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION with Judith Brown Dianis, Co-Director of the Advancement Project, Jennifer Lawson, SVP, Television and Digital Video Content, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Filmmaker Stanley Nelso
  • Filmmaker Jean Carlomusto of LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE AND ANGER and Larry Kramer’s physician, Dr. Anthony FauciFilmmaker Jean Carlomusto of LARRY KRAMER IN LOVE AND ANGER and Larry Kramer’s physician, Dr. Anthony Fauci
  • ALLEN AND ALINEA filmmaker Daniel AddelsonALLEN AND ALINEA filmmaker Daniel Addelson
  • Ted Johnson moderating a post-screening of STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE with filmmaker, Alex Gibney, sponsored by VarietyTed Johnson moderating a post-screening of STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE with filmmaker, Alex Gibney, sponsored by Variety
  • Filmmaker, Alex Gibney, of STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE with Ted Johnson of VarietyFilmmaker, Alex Gibney, of STEVE JOBS: THE MAN IN THE MACHINE with Ted Johnson of Variety
  • Liana Finck, subject of VERY SEMI-SERIOUS at the post-screening Q&ALiana Finck, subject of VERY SEMI-SERIOUS at the post-screening Q&A
  • The packed house at the AFI Silver Theatre for the screening of VERY SEMI-SERIOUSThe packed house at the AFI Silver Theatre for the screening of VERY SEMI-SERIOUS
  • SALAM NEIGHBOR post-screening Q&A with (L-R) Moderator Margaret Brennan of CBS News, Dr. Lina Murad, Syrian American Community Member, Lebanese Ambassador, Antoine Chedid, Anne Patterson, Assistant Secretary Bureau of Near East Affairs, U.S. State DepartmSALAM NEIGHBOR post-screening Q&A with (L-R) Moderator Margaret Brennan of CBS News, Dr. Lina Murad, Syrian American Community Member, Lebanese Ambassador, Antoine Chedid, Anne Patterson, Assistant Secretary Bureau of Near East Affairs, U.S. State Departm
  • (L-R) American Film Institute President, Bob Gazzale, with SALAM NEIGHBOR producers and filmmakers Mohab Khattab, Chris Temple, Salam Darwaza, Zach Ingrasci, and AFI DOCS Festival Director, Michael Lumpkin(L-R) American Film Institute President, Bob Gazzale, with SALAM NEIGHBOR producers and filmmakers Mohab Khattab, Chris Temple, Salam Darwaza, Zach Ingrasci, and AFI DOCS Festival Director, Michael Lumpkin
  • (L-R) AFI DOCS Festival Director, Michael Lumpkin, with the Lebanese Ambassador Antoine Chedid, Jordanian Ambassador, and American Film Institute President, Bob Gazzale(L-R) AFI DOCS Festival Director, Michael Lumpkin, with the Lebanese Ambassador Antoine Chedid, Jordanian Ambassador, and American Film Institute President, Bob Gazzale
  • Producer Daniel Hegarty of WATERLILIES, Editor Kasia Boniecka of OBJECT and Filmmaker Iris Zaki of WOMEN IN SINK discuss their films in SHORTS PROGRAM 4: UNDER WATERProducer Daniel Hegarty of WATERLILIES, Editor Kasia Boniecka of OBJECT and Filmmaker Iris Zaki of WOMEN IN SINK discuss their films in SHORTS PROGRAM 4: UNDER WATER
  • (L-R) AFI DOCS Screening Committee member Matt Radcliff with filmmaker Rebecca Parrish and Sister Simone Campbell and Sister Chris Schenk the DC screening of RADICAL GRACE in the Naval Heritage Center(L-R) AFI DOCS Screening Committee member Matt Radcliff with filmmaker Rebecca Parrish and Sister Simone Campbell and Sister Chris Schenk the DC screening of RADICAL GRACE in the Naval Heritage Center
  • HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO filmmaker Alexandra Shiva, producer Bari Pearlman, and subjects Caroline McKenzie and her parentsHOW TO DANCE IN OHIO filmmaker Alexandra Shiva, producer Bari Pearlman, and subjects Caroline McKenzie and her parents
  • (L-R) Moderator Matt Brooks with Subject Coach Karibi Dede and Director, Brad Horn, discuss the college football recruitment of Da’Shawn Hand in FIRST AND 17 sponsored by The Washington Post(L-R) Moderator Matt Brooks with Subject Coach Karibi Dede and Director, Brad Horn, discuss the college football recruitment of Da’Shawn Hand in FIRST AND 17 sponsored by The Washington Post
  • Stanley Nelson, filmmaker of THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION welcoming a sold-out crowd to his Washington, D.C. screeningStanley Nelson, filmmaker of THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION welcoming a sold-out crowd to his Washington, D.C. screening
  • Dub Lawrence, subject of PEACE OFFICER at AFI DOCSDub Lawrence, subject of PEACE OFFICER at AFI DOCS
  • FRESH DRESSED filmmaker Sacha Jenkins with AFI Silver’s Tiffany Graham-Golden at the post-screening Q&A sponsored by WHUTFRESH DRESSED filmmaker Sacha Jenkins with AFI Silver’s Tiffany Graham-Golden at the post-screening Q&A sponsored by WHUT
  • Jacqui Morris, filmmaker of ATTACKING THE DEVIL: HAROLD EVANS AND THE LAST NAZI WAR CRIME at the film’s post-screening Q&AJacqui Morris, filmmaker of ATTACKING THE DEVIL: HAROLD EVANS AND THE LAST NAZI WAR CRIME at the film’s post-screening Q&A