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 Spotlight Screening of DOLORES at the Newseum with Variety's Ted Johnson, film subject Juanita Chavez and director Peter Bratt on June 17, 2017.AFI DOCS Spotlight Screening of DOLORES at the Newseum with Variety's Ted Johnson, film subject Juanita Chavez and director Peter Bratt on June 17, 2017.
  • AFI DOCS Spotlight Screening of DOLORES at the Newseum with Variety's Ted Johnson, film subject Juanita Chavez and director Peter Bratt on June 17, 2017.AFI DOCS Spotlight Screening of DOLORES at the Newseum with Variety's Ted Johnson, film subject Juanita Chavez and director Peter Bratt on June 17, 2017.
  • AFI DOCS Spotlight Screening of DOLORES at the Newseum with Variety's Ted Johnson, film subject Juanita Chavez and director Peter Bratt on June 17, 2017.AFI DOCS Spotlight Screening of DOLORES at the Newseum with Variety's Ted Johnson, film subject Juanita Chavez and director Peter Bratt on June 17, 2017.
  • DOLORES director Peter Bratt.DOLORES director Peter Bratt.
  • AFI DOCS Spotlight Screening WHITNEY. CAN I BE ME director Rudi Dolezal and moderator The Undefeated's Soraya Nadia McDonald at the Newseum on June 17, 2017.AFI DOCS Spotlight Screening WHITNEY. "CAN I BE ME" director Rudi Dolezal and moderator The Undefeated's Soraya Nadia McDonald at the Newseum on June 17, 2017.
  • WHITNEY. CAN I BE ME director Rudi Dolezal and moderator The Undefeated's Soraya Nadia McDonald. WHITNEY. "CAN I BE ME" director Rudi Dolezal and moderator The Undefeated's Soraya Nadia McDonald.
  • WHITNEY. CAN I BE ME director Rudi Dolezal and moderator The Undefeated's Soraya Nadia McDonald.WHITNEY. "CAN I BE ME" director Rudi Dolezal and moderator The Undefeated's Soraya Nadia McDonald.
  • Filmmaker Michael Pack at AFI DOCS on June 17, 2017.Filmmaker Michael Pack at AFI DOCS on June 17, 2017.
  • Look to the Right: A Conversation with Ann Hornaday and Michael Pack on June 17, 2017.Look to the Right: A Conversation with Ann Hornaday and Michael Pack on June 17, 2017.
  • Look to the Right: A Conversation with Ann Hornaday and Michael Pack on June 17, 2017.Look to the Right: A Conversation with Ann Hornaday and Michael Pack on June 17, 2017.
  • AFI DOCS' Virual No More: How VR Is Having Real-World Impact panel at the Newseum on June 17, 2017.AFI DOCS' Virual No More: How VR Is Having Real-World Impact panel at the Newseum on June 17, 2017.
  • AFI DOCS' Virual No More: How VR Is Having Real-World Impact panel at the Newseum on June 17, 2017.AFI DOCS' Virual No More: How VR Is Having Real-World Impact panel at the Newseum on June 17, 2017.
  • ATOMIC HOMEFRONT producer James B. Freydburg and Rebecca Cammisa.ATOMIC HOMEFRONT producer James B. Freydburg and Rebecca Cammisa.
  • ATOMIC HOMEFRONT Q&A at Landmark E Street Cinema.ATOMIC HOMEFRONT Q&A at Landmark E Street Cinema.
  • DINA cinematographer Adam Uhl, director Daniel Sickles, film subject Dina Bruno and director Antonio Santini. DINA cinematographer Adam Uhl, director Daniel Sickles, film subject Dina Bruno and director Antonio Santini.
  • DINA Q&A with director Antonio Santini, film subject Dina Bruno, cinematographer Adam Uhl and director Daniel Sickles.DINA Q&A with director Antonio Santini, film subject Dina Bruno, cinematographer Adam Uhl and director Daniel Sickles.