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.

  • L to R: Director Dana Flor, AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin and director Toby Oppenheimer at the Spotlight Screening of CHECK IT at the Newseum on June 25, 2016.L to R: Director Dana Flor, AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin and director Toby Oppenheimer at the Spotlight Screening of CHECK IT at the Newseum on June 25, 2016.
  • L to R: CHECK IT director Dana Flor, AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin, CHECK IT film subjects and director Toby Oppenheimer at the Newseum Spotlight Screening on June 25, 2016.L to R: CHECK IT director Dana Flor, AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin, CHECK IT film subjects and director Toby Oppenheimer at the Newseum Spotlight Screening on June 25, 2016.
  • CHECK IT directors Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer and film subjects at the Spotlight Screening at the Newseum on June 25, 2016.CHECK IT directors Dana Flor and Toby Oppenheimer and film subjects at the Spotlight Screening at the Newseum on June 25, 2016.
  • Directors Toby Oppenheimer and Dana Flor introduce the CHECK IT Spotlight Screening at the Newseum on June 25, 2016.Directors Toby Oppenheimer and Dana Flor introduce the CHECK IT Spotlight Screening at the Newseum on June 25, 2016.
  • Q&A after the Spotlight Screening of CHECK IT sponsored by DC OCTFME at the Newseum on June 25, 2016.Q&A after the Spotlight Screening of CHECK IT sponsored by DC OCTFME at the Newseum on June 25, 2016.
  • CHECK IT film subject Ron Moten at the CHECK IT Party at Carnegie Library on June 25, 2016.CHECK IT film subject Ron Moten at the CHECK IT Party at Carnegie Library on June 25, 2016.
  • LIFE ANIMATED film subjects Walter Suskind, Owen Suskind, Cornelia Suskind, producer and film subject Ron Suskind, director Roger Ross Williams and AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin at the Spotlight Screening at the Newseum on June 25, 2016.LIFE ANIMATED film subjects Walter Suskind, Owen Suskind, Cornelia Suskind, producer and film subject Ron Suskind, director Roger Ross Williams and AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin at the Spotlight Screening at the Newseum on June 25, 2016.
  • Norman Lear and son Ben Lear at Landmark E Street Cinema for THEY CALL US MONSTERS on June 25, 2016. Norman Lear and son Ben Lear at Landmark E Street Cinema for THEY CALL US MONSTERS on June 25, 2016.
  • THEY CALL US MONSTERS director Ben Lear during a Q&A at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 25, 2016. THEY CALL US MONSTERS director Ben Lear during a Q&A at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 25, 2016.
  • L to R: Women Make Movies Marketing Manager Erika Howard, SONITA director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami and Executive Director of Women Make Movies Debra Zimmerman at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 25, 2016.L to R: Women Make Movies Marketing Manager Erika Howard, SONITA director Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami and Executive Director of Women Make Movies Debra Zimmerman at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 25, 2016.
  • FAREWELL FERRIS WHEEL directors Jamie Sisley and Miguel Martinez at the World Premiere at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 25, 2016.FAREWELL FERRIS WHEEL directors Jamie Sisley and Miguel Martinez at the World Premiere at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 25, 2016.
  • Directors Jamie Sisley and Miguel Martinez during a Q&A at the World Premiere of FAREWELL FERRIS WHEEL at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 25, 2016.Directors Jamie Sisley and Miguel Martinez during a Q&A at the World Premiere of FAREWELL FERRIS WHEEL at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 25, 2016.
  • OBIT DP Ben Wolf and director Vanessa Gould at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 25, 2016.OBIT DP Ben Wolf and director Vanessa Gould at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 25, 2016.
  • COMMAND AND CONTROL executive producer Mark Samels at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 25, 2016.COMMAND AND CONTROL executive producer Mark Samels at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 25, 2016.
  • COMMAND AND CONTROL executive producer Mark Samels during a Q&A on June 25, 2016 at Landmark E Street Cinema.COMMAND AND CONTROL executive producer Mark Samels during a Q&A on June 25, 2016 at Landmark E Street Cinema.
  • SHALOM ITALIA director Tamar Tal Anati at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 25, 2016.SHALOM ITALIA director Tamar Tal Anati at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 25, 2016.
  • Filmmaker Forum's Big Ideas - Small Packages: Short Format Documentary panel featuring Megan Mylan, Dan Krauss, Kahane Cooperman, Kathleen Lingo moderated by Jonathan Gann on June 25, 2016.Filmmaker Forum's Big Ideas - Small Packages: Short Format Documentary panel featuring Megan Mylan, Dan Krauss, Kahane Cooperman, Kathleen Lingo moderated by Jonathan Gann on June 25, 2016.
  • Filmmaker Forum's In Conversation: Documenting Mexico  featuring panelists Tatiana Huezo, Maya Goded and Trisha Ziff, moderated by Kathleen Lingo on June 25, 2016.Filmmaker Forum's In Conversation: Documenting Mexico featuring panelists Tatiana Huezo, Maya Goded and Trisha Ziff, moderated by Kathleen Lingo on June 25, 2016.
  • Filmmaker Forum attendees checking out the VIZIO SmartCast™ P-Series™ Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display on June 25, 2016.Filmmaker Forum attendees checking out the VIZIO SmartCast™ P-Series™ Ultra HD HDR Home Theater Display on June 25, 2016.
  • AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin and Harbers Studios Founder and CEO Renee Harbers Liddell at the Shorts at AFI DOCS 2016 Reception on June 25, 2016.AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin and Harbers Studios Founder and CEO Renee Harbers Liddell at the Shorts at AFI DOCS 2016 Reception on June 25, 2016.
  • Shorts at AFI DOCS 2016 Reception at The Source on June 25, 2016.Shorts at AFI DOCS 2016 Reception at The Source on June 25, 2016.