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.

  • AFI DOCS Festival Director, Michael Lumpkin with MAVIS! Filmmaker Jessica 
Edwards and subject Julian Bond at the post-screening Q&A sponsored by HBOAFI DOCS Festival Director, Michael Lumpkin with MAVIS! Filmmaker Jessica Edwards and subject Julian Bond at the post-screening Q&A sponsored by HBO
  • AFI DOCS Festival Director, Michael Lumpkin, introducing the Closing Night film, 
MAVIS! Sponsored by HBOAFI DOCS Festival Director, Michael Lumpkin, introducing the Closing Night film, MAVIS! Sponsored by HBO
  • MAVIS! Filmmaker, Jessica Edwards with subject Julian Bond and AFI DOCS Festival 
Director, Michael LumpkinMAVIS! Filmmaker, Jessica Edwards with subject Julian Bond and AFI DOCS Festival Director, Michael Lumpkin
  • OF MEN AND WAR Director Laurent Becue-Renard welcoming audiences to his screening sponsored by uniFrance FilmsOF MEN AND WAR Director Laurent Becue-Renard welcoming audiences to his screening sponsored by uniFrance Films
  • Filmmakers Lynn True, Nelson Walker and David Usui with story producer, Martha Wollner, of IN TRANSIT at the post-screening Q&A sponsored by AmtrakFilmmakers Lynn True, Nelson Walker and David Usui with story producer, Martha Wollner, of IN TRANSIT at the post-screening Q&A sponsored by Amtrak
  • Filmmakers in SHORTS PROGRAM 1: TOO MUCH TIME (L-R) Stuart Edwards of A WEE NIGHT IN, Head Programmer, Andrea Passafiume, Emily Lobsenz of SANDORKRAUT, Katherine Wells of THE TIMEKEEPER, and subject Leland Carlson of BORN TO BE MILDFilmmakers in SHORTS PROGRAM 1: TOO MUCH TIME (L-R) Stuart Edwards of A WEE NIGHT IN, Head Programmer, Andrea Passafiume, Emily Lobsenz of SANDORKRAUT, Katherine Wells of THE TIMEKEEPER, and subject Leland Carlson of BORN TO BE MILD
  • Producer Daniel Hegarty of WATERLILIES, Editor Kasia Boniecka of OBJECT and Associate Producer Racheli Geffen of WOMEN IN SINK discuss their films in SHORTS PROGRAM 4: UNDER WATERProducer Daniel Hegarty of WATERLILIES, Editor Kasia Boniecka of OBJECT and Associate Producer Racheli Geffen of WOMEN IN SINK discuss their films in SHORTS PROGRAM 4: UNDER WATER
  • Filmmaker Alexandra Shiva of HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO at the postFilmmaker Alexandra Shiva of HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO at the post
  • Ted Dintersmith of MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED introducing audiences to the screening sponsored by VizioTed Dintersmith of MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED introducing audiences to the screening sponsored by Vizio
  • Filmmaker Robin Hauser Reynolds of CODE: DEBUGGING THE GENDER GAPFilmmaker Robin Hauser Reynolds of CODE: DEBUGGING THE GENDER GAP
  • (L-R) Editor Jayne Orenstein with Brad Horn, filmmaker of FIRST AND 17 and AFI Silver’s Matt Boratenski(L-R) Editor Jayne Orenstein with Brad Horn, filmmaker of FIRST AND 17 and AFI Silver’s Matt Boratenski
  • Mike Bonano, subject of THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING at the post-screening Q&AMike Bonano, subject of THE YES MEN ARE REVOLTING at the post-screening Q&A