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  • 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.

  • Discovery's John Hoffman introduces MOSQUITO at the Newseum on June 15, 2017.Discovery's John Hoffman introduces MOSQUITO at the Newseum on June 15, 2017.
  • Discovery's John Hoffman introduces MOSQUITO at the Newseum on June 15, 2017.Discovery's John Hoffman introduces MOSQUITO at the Newseum on June 15, 2017.
  • MOSQUITO director Su Rynard introduces the AFI DOCS Spotlight Screening of her film MOSQUITO at the Newseum on June 15, 2017.MOSQUITO director Su Rynard introduces the AFI DOCS Spotlight Screening of her film MOSQUITO at the Newseum on June 15, 2017.
  • MOSQUITO panel discussion at the Newseum on June 15, 2017.MOSQUITO panel discussion at the Newseum on June 15, 2017.
  • (L to R) MOSQUITO panel discussion with moderator Jeremy Konyndyk, former CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, director Su Rynard, MalariaWorld's Bart Knols, PhD and South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, PhD on June 15, 2017 at the Newseum.(L to R) MOSQUITO panel discussion with moderator Jeremy Konyndyk, former CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, director Su Rynard, MalariaWorld's Bart Knols, PhD and South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, PhD on June 15, 2017 at the Newseum.
  • MOSQUITO panel discussion with director Su Rynard, MalariaWorld's Bart Knols, PhD and South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, PhD on June 15, 2017 at the Newseum.MOSQUITO panel discussion with director Su Rynard, MalariaWorld's Bart Knols, PhD and South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, PhD on June 15, 2017 at the Newseum.
  • MOSQUITO panel discussion with MalariaWorld's Bart Knols PhD and South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, PhD on June 15, 2017 at the Newseum.MOSQUITO panel discussion with MalariaWorld's Bart Knols PhD and South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, PhD on June 15, 2017 at the Newseum.
  • MalariaWorld's Bart Knols at the panel discussion of MOSQUITO at the Newseum on June 15, 2017.MalariaWorld's Bart Knols at the panel discussion of MOSQUITO at the Newseum on June 15, 2017.
  • Discovery's MOSQUITO World Premiere and Spotlight Screening at the Newseum on June 15, 2017.Discovery's MOSQUITO World Premiere and Spotlight Screening at the Newseum on June 15, 2017.
  • I AM EVIDENCE director Trish Adlesic and producer Mariska Hargitay in conversation with The Washington Post's Monica Hesse on June 15, 2017.I AM EVIDENCE director Trish Adlesic and producer Mariska Hargitay in conversation with The Washington Post's Monica Hesse on June 15, 2017.
  • (L to R) AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin, I AM EVIDENCE producer Mariska Hargitay and director Trish Adlesic at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 15, 2017.(L to R) AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin, I AM EVIDENCE producer Mariska Hargitay and director Trish Adlesic at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 15, 2017.
  • AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin, I AM EVIDENCE producer Mariska Hargitay, director Trish Adlesic and AFI's Nancy Harris at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 15,2 017.AFI DOCS Director Michael Lumpkin, I AM EVIDENCE producer Mariska Hargitay, director Trish Adlesic and AFI's Nancy Harris at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 15,2 017.
  • AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin moderating the NO MAN'S LAND panel discussion with producers Rachel Traub, Morgan Spurlock and David Osit; and director David Byars on June 15, 2017.AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin moderating the NO MAN'S LAND panel discussion with producers Rachel Traub, Morgan Spurlock and David Osit; and director David Byars on June 15, 2017.
  • NO MAN'S LAND panel discussion with producers Rachel Traub, Morgan Spurlock and David Osit; and director David Byars, moderated by AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin on June 15, 2017.NO MAN'S LAND panel discussion with producers Rachel Traub, Morgan Spurlock and David Osit; and director David Byars, moderated by AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin on June 15, 2017.
  • NO MAN'S LAND panel discussion with producers Rachel Traub, Morgan Spurlock and David Osit; and director David Byars  on June 15, 2017.NO MAN'S LAND panel discussion with producers Rachel Traub, Morgan Spurlock and David Osit; and director David Byars on June 15, 2017.
  • (L to R) NO MAN'S LAND producer Rachel Traub, director David Byars, AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin and producer Morgan Spurlock on June 15, 2017.(L to R) NO MAN'S LAND producer Rachel Traub, director David Byars, AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin and producer Morgan Spurlock on June 15, 2017.
  • NO MAN'S LAND producers Morgan Spurlock and Rachel Traub and director David Byars at June 15, 2017 screening at Landmark E Street Cinema.NO MAN'S LAND producers Morgan Spurlock and Rachel Traub and director David Byars at June 15, 2017 screening at Landmark E Street Cinema.
  • THE WORK filmmakers and subjects at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 15, 2017.THE WORK filmmakers and subjects at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 15, 2017.
  • TOUGH GUYS Q&A at the World Premiere screening at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 15, 2017.TOUGH GUYS Q&A at the World Premiere screening at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 15, 2017.
  • TOUGH GUYS producer Craig DiBase introduces the film's World Premiere screening on June 15, 2017.TOUGH GUYS producer Craig DiBase introduces the film's World Premiere screening on June 15, 2017.
  • TOUGH GUYS Q&A with film subjects Frank Caliguri and Bill Viola, producers Craig DiBiase and Morgan Spurlock, and directors Henry Roosevelt and W.B. Zullo, moderated by AFI's Jacqueline Lyanga on June 15, 2017.TOUGH GUYS Q&A with film subjects Frank Caliguri and Bill Viola, producers Craig DiBiase and Morgan Spurlock, and directors Henry Roosevelt and W.B. Zullo, moderated by AFI's Jacqueline Lyanga on June 15, 2017.
  • Producer Morgan Spurlock at the World Premiere of TOUGH GUYS on June 15, 2017.Producer Morgan Spurlock at the World Premiere of TOUGH GUYS on June 15, 2017.
  • TOUGH GUYS Q&A with film subject Bill Viola, producers Craig DiBiase and Morgan Spurlock, and director Henry Roosevelt on June 15, 2017.TOUGH GUYS Q&A with film subject Bill Viola, producers Craig DiBiase and Morgan Spurlock, and director Henry Roosevelt on June 15, 2017.
  • (L to R) TOUGH GUYS film editor Brock Bodell, director W.B. Zullo, director Henry Roosevelt, producers Craig DiBase, Rachel Traub and Morgan Spurlock at the World Premiere screening on June 15, 2017.(L to R) TOUGH GUYS film editor Brock Bodell, director W.B. Zullo, director Henry Roosevelt, producers Craig DiBase, Rachel Traub and Morgan Spurlock at the World Premiere screening on June 15, 2017.
  • Filmmaker Welcome Party hosted by Showtime at Dirty Habit on June 15, 2017.Filmmaker Welcome Party hosted by Showtime at Dirty Habit on June 15, 2017.
  • SAVING BRINTON filmmakers Andrew Sherburne and John Richard at the Filmmaker Welcome Party on June 15, 2017 at Dirty Habit.SAVING BRINTON filmmakers Andrew Sherburne and John Richard at the Filmmaker Welcome Party on June 15, 2017 at Dirty Habit.