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.

  • YEAR OF THE SCAB director John Dorsey at the AFI DOCS Closing Night Screening on June 18, 2017 at the Newseum. YEAR OF THE SCAB director John Dorsey at the AFI DOCS Closing Night Screening on June 18, 2017 at the Newseum.
  • YEAR OF THE SCAB film subject and football player Anthony Allen waves to the Closing Night screening audience at the Newseum on June 18, 2017.YEAR OF THE SCAB film subject and football player Anthony Allen waves to the Closing Night screening audience at the Newseum on June 18, 2017.
  • YEAR OF THE SCAB film subject and football player Tony Settles stands for the Closing Night screening audience at the Newseum on June 18, 2017.YEAR OF THE SCAB film subject and football player Tony Settles stands for the Closing Night screening audience at the Newseum on June 18, 2017.
  • YEAR OF THE SCAB film subject and football player David Windham waves to the Closing Night screening audience at the Newseum on June 18, 2017.YEAR OF THE SCAB film subject and football player David Windham waves to the Closing Night screening audience at the Newseum on June 18, 2017.
  • YEAR OF THE SCAB director John Dorsey and ABC News' Rick Klein in discussion at the Closing Night Screening on June 18, 2017 at the Newseum.YEAR OF THE SCAB director John Dorsey and ABC News' Rick Klein in discussion at the Closing Night Screening on June 18, 2017 at the Newseum.
  • YEAR OF THE SCAB director John Dorsey and ABC News' Rick Klein in discussion at the Closing Night Screening on June 18, 2017 at the Newseum.YEAR OF THE SCAB director John Dorsey and ABC News' Rick Klein in discussion at the Closing Night Screening on June 18, 2017 at the Newseum.
  • YEAR OF THE SCAB director John Dorsey at the Closing Night Screening on June 18, 2017 at the Newseum.YEAR OF THE SCAB director John Dorsey at the Closing Night Screening on June 18, 2017 at the Newseum.
  • (L to R) YEAR OF THE SCAB film subjects and football players David Windham, Anthony Allen and Tony Settles at the AFI DOCS Closing Night party on June 18, 2017 at the Newseum. (L to R) YEAR OF THE SCAB film subjects and football players David Windham, Anthony Allen and Tony Settles at the AFI DOCS Closing Night party on June 18, 2017 at the Newseum.
  • (L to R) YEAR OF THE SCAB film subjects and football players Anthony Allen, David Windham, AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin, film subject and football player Tony Settles and film director John Dorsey.(L to R) YEAR OF THE SCAB film subjects and football players Anthony Allen, David Windham, AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin, film subject and football player Tony Settles and film director John Dorsey.
  • Climatewire's Scott Waldman, scientist Bill Nye and director David Alvarado during the BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY Q&A on June 18, 2017. Climatewire's Scott Waldman, scientist Bill Nye and director David Alvarado during the BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY Q&A on June 18, 2017.
  • Climatewire's Scott Waldman, scientist Bill Nye and director David Alvarado during the BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY Q&A on June 18, 2017. Climatewire's Scott Waldman, scientist Bill Nye and director David Alvarado during the BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY Q&A on June 18, 2017.
  • Bill Nye and BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY director David Alvarado at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 18, 2017.Bill Nye and BILL NYE: SCIENCE GUY director David Alvarado at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 18, 2017.
  • Bill Nye takes a photo with a fan at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 18, 2017.Bill Nye takes a photo with a fan at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 18, 2017.
  • AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin introduces The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday at the AFI DOCS Forum on June 18, 2017.AFI DOCS director Michael Lumpkin introduces The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday at the AFI DOCS Forum on June 18, 2017.
  • The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday discusses her new book Talking Pictures at the AFI DOCS Forum on June 18, 2017.The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday discusses her new book "Talking Pictures" at the AFI DOCS Forum on June 18, 2017.
  • The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday discusses her new book Talking Pictures at the AFI DOCS Forum on June 18, 2017.The Washington Post's Ann Hornaday discusses her new book "Talking Pictures" at the AFI DOCS Forum on June 18, 2017.
  • STRONG ISLAND director Yance Ford at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 18, 2017.STRONG ISLAND director Yance Ford at Landmark E Street Cinema on June 18, 2017.
  • STRONG ISLAND director Yance Ford during the Q&A at Landmark E Street CInema on June 18, 2017.STRONG ISLAND director Yance Ford during the Q&A at Landmark E Street CInema on June 18, 2017.
  • THE FARTHEST Q&A with director Emer Reynolds, moderator Matthew Shindell and Voyager Mission Scientists Heidi Hammel and Tom Krimigis on June 18, 2017.THE FARTHEST Q&A with director Emer Reynolds, moderator Matthew Shindell and Voyager Mission Scientists Heidi Hammel and Tom Krimigis on June 18, 2017.
  • THE FARTHEST Q&A with director Emer Reynolds, moderator Matthew Shindell and Voyager Mission Scientists Heidi Hammel and Tom Krimigis on June 18, 2017.THE FARTHEST Q&A with director Emer Reynolds, moderator Matthew Shindell and Voyager Mission Scientists Heidi Hammel and Tom Krimigis on June 18, 2017.