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.

  • ICARUS director Bryan Fogel and producer Dan Cogan at the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of ICARUS on June 14, 2017. ICARUS director Bryan Fogel and producer Dan Cogan at the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of ICARUS on June 14, 2017.
  • ICARUS director Bryan Fogel at the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of ICARUS on June 14, 2017.ICARUS director Bryan Fogel at the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of ICARUS on June 14, 2017.
  • (L to R) Netflix's Adam Del Deo, Netflix's Lisa Nishimura, ICARUS director Bryan Fogel and producer Dan Cogan at the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of Netflix's ICARUS on June 14, 2017.(L to R) Netflix's Adam Del Deo, Netflix's Lisa Nishimura, ICARUS director Bryan Fogel and producer Dan Cogan at the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of Netflix's ICARUS on June 14, 2017.
  • (L to R) AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin, Netflix's Adam Del Deo, Netflix's Lisa Nishimura, ICARUS director Bryan Fogel, producer Dan Cogan and AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale at the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of ICARUS on June 14, 2017.(L to R) AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin, Netflix's Adam Del Deo, Netflix's Lisa Nishimura, ICARUS director Bryan Fogel, producer Dan Cogan and AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale at the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of ICARUS on June 14, 2017.
  • (L to R) AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin, Netflix's Adam Del Deo, Netflix's Lisa Nishimura, ICARUS director Bryan Fogel, producer Dan Cogan and AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale at the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of ICARUS on June 14, 2017.(L to R) AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin, Netflix's Adam Del Deo, Netflix's Lisa Nishimura, ICARUS director Bryan Fogel, producer Dan Cogan and AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale at the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of ICARUS on June 14, 2017.
  • SAVING BRINTON filmmakers John Richard and Andrew Sherburne with film subject Michael Zahs at AFI DOCS Opening Night on June 14, 2017.SAVING BRINTON filmmakers John Richard and Andrew Sherburne with film subject Michael Zahs at AFI DOCS Opening Night on June 14, 2017.
  • NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK director Dustin Harrison-Atlas at the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of ICARUS on June 14, 2017.NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK director Dustin Harrison-Atlas at the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of ICARUS on June 14, 2017.
  • NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK director Dustin Harrison-Atlas and producer Adrian Muys at the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of ICARUS on June 14, 2017.NEW CHEFS ON THE BLOCK director Dustin Harrison-Atlas and producer Adrian Muys at the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of ICARUS on June 14, 2017.
  • AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale welcomes audiences to AFI DOCS' Opening Night screening of ICARUS.AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale welcomes audiences to AFI DOCS' Opening Night screening of ICARUS.
  • AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale welcomes audiences to AFI DOCS' Opening Night screening of ICARUS.AFI President and CEO Bob Gazzale welcomes audiences to AFI DOCS' Opening Night screening of ICARUS.
  • AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin welcomes ICARUS director Bryan Fogel to the stage. AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin welcomes ICARUS director Bryan Fogel to the stage.
  • (L to R) ICARUS producer Dan Cogan, director Bryan Fogel and moderator The Undefeated's Clinton Yates at the post-screening discussion of ICARUS at AFI DOCS Opening Night. (L to R) ICARUS producer Dan Cogan, director Bryan Fogel and moderator The Undefeated's Clinton Yates at the post-screening discussion of ICARUS at AFI DOCS Opening Night.
  • ICARUS producer Dan Cogan, director Bryan Fogel and moderator The Undefeated's Clinton Yates at the post-screening discussion of ICARUS at AFI DOCS Opening Night. ICARUS producer Dan Cogan, director Bryan Fogel and moderator The Undefeated's Clinton Yates at the post-screening discussion of ICARUS at AFI DOCS Opening Night.
  • ICARUS producer Dan Cogan and director Bryan Fogel during the post-screening discussion of ICARUS at AFI DOCS Opening Night. ICARUS producer Dan Cogan and director Bryan Fogel during the post-screening discussion of ICARUS at AFI DOCS Opening Night.
  • ICARUS director Bryan Fogel during the post-screening discussion of ICARUS at AFI DOCS Opening Night. ICARUS director Bryan Fogel during the post-screening discussion of ICARUS at AFI DOCS Opening Night.
  • The Undefeated's Clinton Yates moderating the panel following the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of ICARUS.The Undefeated's Clinton Yates moderating the panel following the AFI DOCS Opening Night screening of ICARUS.
  • AFI DOCS Opening Night Reception at the Newseum on June 14, 2017 presented by AT&T. AFI DOCS Opening Night Reception at the Newseum on June 14, 2017 presented by AT&T.
  • AFI DOCS Opening Night Reception at the Newseum on June 14, 2017 presented by AT&T.AFI DOCS Opening Night Reception at the Newseum on June 14, 2017 presented by AT&T.