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: NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU director Rachel Grady, film subject Norman Lear and director Heidi Ewing at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.L to R: NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU director Rachel Grady, film subject Norman Lear and director Heidi Ewing at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.
  • NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.
  • Ben and Norman Lear on the AFI DOCS Closing Night red carpet at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.Ben and Norman Lear on the AFI DOCS Closing Night red carpet at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.
  • Norman Lear on the Closing Night red carpet at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.Norman Lear on the Closing Night red carpet at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.
  • NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU directors Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing on the Closing Night red carpet at the Newseum on June 26, 2016. NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU directors Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing on the Closing Night red carpet at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.
  • AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin, Norman Lear and AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin, Norman Lear and AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.
  • AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin introduces the Closing Night film at the Newseum on June 26, 2016. AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin introduces the Closing Night film at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.
  • NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady introduce their film at the Newsuem on June 26, 2016.NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU directors Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady introduce their film at the Newsuem on June 26, 2016.
  • Closing Night panel discussion with Norman Lear, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing at the Newseum on June 26, 2016. Closing Night panel discussion with Norman Lear, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.
  • PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown moderates the Closing Night panel discussion with Norman Lear at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown moderates the Closing Night panel discussion with Norman Lear at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.
  • Norman Lear and directors Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing during the NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU panel discussion at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.Norman Lear and directors Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing during the NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU panel discussion at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.
  • Filmmakers Ben Lear, Miguel Martinez and Norman Lear at the Closing Night party at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.Filmmakers Ben Lear, Miguel Martinez and Norman Lear at the Closing Night party at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.
  • NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU director Heidi Ewing and Norman Lear at the Closing Night party at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.NORMAN LEAR: JUST ANOTHER VERSION OF YOU director Heidi Ewing and Norman Lear at the Closing Night party at the Newseum on June 26, 2016.
  • DOC & DARRYL directors Michael Bonfiglio and Judd Apatow at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 26, 2016.DOC & DARRYL directors Michael Bonfiglio and Judd Apatow at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 26, 2016.
  • L to R: AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin, director Michael Bonfiglio, The Undefeated's Kevin Merida, director Judd Apatow and AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale at DOC & DARRYL at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 26, 2016.L to R: AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin, director Michael Bonfiglio, The Undefeated's Kevin Merida, director Judd Apatow and AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale at DOC & DARRYL at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 26, 2016.
  • DOC & DARRYL panel discussion with directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio moderated by The Undefeated's Kevin Merida at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 26, 2016.DOC & DARRYL panel discussion with directors Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio moderated by The Undefeated's Kevin Merida at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 26, 2016.
  • RAISING BERTIE producer Ian Robertson Kibbe and film subjects during a Q&A at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 26, 2016.RAISING BERTIE producer Ian Robertson Kibbe and film subjects during a Q&A at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 26, 2016.
  • PHIL'S CAMINO director Annie O'Neil at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 26, 2016.PHIL'S CAMINO director Annie O'Neil at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 26, 2016.
  • WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE directors Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 26, 2016.WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE directors Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 26, 2016.
  • VISITOR'S DAY director Nicole Opper at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 26, 2016. VISITOR'S DAY director Nicole Opper at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 26, 2016.
  • LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED first assistant director Grégoire Verbeke at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 26, 2016.LAND OF THE ENLIGHTENED first assistant director Grégoire Verbeke at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 26, 2016.