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 2016 Impact Lab participants, AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale and COO Nancy Harris at the White House Filmmaker Summit on June 23, 2016. AFI DOCS 2016 Impact Lab participants, AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale and COO Nancy Harris at the White House Filmmaker Summit on June 23, 2016.
  • Congresswoman Nita Lowey introduces NEWTOWN at the Newseum on June 23, 2016.Congresswoman Nita Lowey introduces NEWTOWN at the Newseum on June 23, 2016.
  • Congressman Jim Himes addresses the audience at the NEWTOWN Spotlight Screening at the Newseum on June 23, 2016.Congressman Jim Himes addresses the audience at the NEWTOWN Spotlight Screening at the Newseum on June 23, 2016.
  • L to R: AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin, PBS NewsHour's Lisa Desjardins, Daniel Webster, NEWTOWN director Kim A. Snyder, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, NEWTOWN executive producer Maria Cuomo Cole, activist Abbey Clements and AFI President and CEO Bob GazzaleL to R: AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin, PBS NewsHour's Lisa Desjardins, Daniel Webster, NEWTOWN director Kim A. Snyder, Congresswoman Nita Lowey, NEWTOWN executive producer Maria Cuomo Cole, activist Abbey Clements and AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale
  • L to R: Activist Abbey Clements, film subjects Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden and director Kim A. Snyder at the NEWTOWN Spotlight Screening on June 23, 2016 at the Newseum.L to R: Activist Abbey Clements, film subjects Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden and director Kim A. Snyder at the NEWTOWN Spotlight Screening on June 23, 2016 at the Newseum.
  • PBS NewsHour's Lisa Desjardins moderates the NEWTOWN panel with Daniel Webster, director Kim A. Snyder, film subject Mark Barden, activist Abbey Clements, film subject Nicole Hockley and executive producer Maria Cuomo Cole on June 23, 2016 at the Newseum.PBS NewsHour's Lisa Desjardins moderates the NEWTOWN panel with Daniel Webster, director Kim A. Snyder, film subject Mark Barden, activist Abbey Clements, film subject Nicole Hockley and executive producer Maria Cuomo Cole on June 23, 2016 at the Newseum.
  • NEWTOWN film subject Mark Barden and activist Abbey Clements at the Newseum on June 22, 2016.NEWTOWN film subject Mark Barden and activist Abbey Clements at the Newseum on June 22, 2016.
  • L to R: NEWTOWN executive producer Maria Cuomo Cole and director Kim A. Synder at the Newseum on June 23, 2016.L to R: NEWTOWN executive producer Maria Cuomo Cole and director Kim A. Synder at the Newseum on June 23, 2016.
  • L to R: AUDRIE & DAISY director Jon Shenk, film subjects Delaney Henderson and Daisy Coleman and director Bonni Cohen at the Newseum on June 23, 2016. L to R: AUDRIE & DAISY director Jon Shenk, film subjects Delaney Henderson and Daisy Coleman and director Bonni Cohen at the Newseum on June 23, 2016.
  • AUDRIE & DAISY film subjects Delaney Henderson and Daisy Coleman at the Newseum on June 23, 2016.AUDRIE & DAISY film subjects Delaney Henderson and Daisy Coleman at the Newseum on June 23, 2016.
  • L to R: AUDRIE & DAISY film subjects Delaney Henderson and Daisy Coleman, directors Jon Shenk and Bonni Cohen and moderator The Washington Post's Alyssa Rosenberg at the Newseum Spotlight Screening on June 23, 2016.L to R: AUDRIE & DAISY film subjects Delaney Henderson and Daisy Coleman, directors Jon Shenk and Bonni Cohen and moderator The Washington Post's Alyssa Rosenberg at the Newseum Spotlight Screening on June 23, 2016.
  • Director Trisha Ziff and Variety's Ted Johnson at a panel discussion of THE MAN WHO SAW TOO MUCH at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 23, 2016. Director Trisha Ziff and Variety's Ted Johnson at a panel discussion of THE MAN WHO SAW TOO MUCH at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 23, 2016.
  • WHO'S GONNA LOVE ME NOW? directors Alexander Bodin Saphir and Barak Heymann and film subject Saar Maoz at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 23, 2016.WHO'S GONNA LOVE ME NOW? directors Alexander Bodin Saphir and Barak Heymann and film subject Saar Maoz at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 23, 2016.
  • HOOLIGAN SPARROW director Nanfu Wang addresses the audience at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 23, 2016.HOOLIGAN SPARROW director Nanfu Wang addresses the audience at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 23, 2016.
  • GLEASON director Clay Tweel on June 23, 2016 at Landmark E Street Cinema.GLEASON director Clay Tweel on June 23, 2016 at Landmark E Street Cinema.
  • CARE director Deirdre Fishel at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 23, 2016. CARE director Deirdre Fishel at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 23, 2016.
  • ACLU's Amy Fettig and SOLITARY director Kristi Jacobson at E Street Cinema on June 23, 2016.ACLU's Amy Fettig and SOLITARY director Kristi Jacobson at E Street Cinema on June 23, 2016.
  • L to R: Dr. William Nash, Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, film subject Tom Voss, director Michael Collins and moderator Nancy Sherman at the ALMOST SUNRISE panel on June 23, 2016 at Landmark E Street Cinema.L to R: Dr. William Nash, Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, film subject Tom Voss, director Michael Collins and moderator Nancy Sherman at the ALMOST SUNRISE panel on June 23, 2016 at Landmark E Street Cinema.
  • THOSE WHO JUMP producer Heidi Elise Christensen at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 23, 2016.THOSE WHO JUMP producer Heidi Elise Christensen at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 23, 2016.
  • TRACKS directors Annica Carlsson Bergdahl and Gunnar Bergdahl at Landmark E Street Cinema on Juner 23, 2016.TRACKS directors Annica Carlsson Bergdahl and Gunnar Bergdahl at Landmark E Street Cinema on Juner 23, 2016.
  • L to R: Filmmaker Carlos Sandoval, filmmaker Ramona Diaz, Bronx Documentary Center co-founder Danielle Jackson and moderator Angie Chuang, Associate Professor, School of Communication, American University at the Filmmaker Forum on June 23, 2016.L to R: Filmmaker Carlos Sandoval, filmmaker Ramona Diaz, Bronx Documentary Center co-founder Danielle Jackson and moderator Angie Chuang, Associate Professor, School of Communication, American University at the Filmmaker Forum on June 23, 2016.
  • Guests at the Documentary Now party hosted by IFC at Landmark's Atlantic Plumbing on June 23, 2016.Guests at the Documentary Now party hosted by IFC at Landmark's Atlantic Plumbing on June 23, 2016.