WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? directed by Liz Garbus (THE FARM: ANGOLA, USA) won the Audience Award for Best Feature at AFI DOCS 2015 in Washington, DC. This year’s Audience Award for Best Short went to A CONVERSATION WITH MY BLACK SON directed by Blair Foster (TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, co-producer) and Geeta Gandbhir (BY THE PEOPLE: THE ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA, editor). WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIM...
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    Complete Slate of Films for AFI DOCS 2015 Film Festival

    Colin Hanks’ directorial debut ALL THINGS MUST PASS.
    The American Film Institute (AFI) revealed the slate of films for the AFI DOCS 2015 Film Festival, running June 17 to 21 in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, MD.  The 13th edition of the festival showcases 81 films representing 25 countries, including four world premieres, three U.S. premieres and four East Coast premieres.  AFI DOCS opens with Magnolia Pictures' BEST OF ENEMIES from director ...
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    BEST OF ENEMIES and MAVIS! to Bookend AFI DOCS 2015

    Magnolia Pictures’ BEST OF ENEMIES, from director Robert Gordon and Academy Award®-winning director Morgan Neville (20 FEET FROM STARDOM), has been selected as the Opening Night film of the upcoming 2015 AFI DOCS taking place June 17 to 21, in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, MD.  HBO’s MAVIS! from AFI DOCS alumna director Jessica Edwards has been named the Closing Night film selection. AF...
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    AFI DOCS Unveils 2014 Film Lineup; Festival Opens with World Premiere of HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY Closes with LIFE ITSELF

    HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY AFI DOCS announced its full slate of films for the 2014 festival, which runs from June 18 - 22 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD.  The festival will showcase 84 films representing 28 countries, including four World, three U.S. and eight East Coast Premieres.  AFI DOCS opens with HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY and closes with LIFE ITSELF.  The festiv...
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    “THE NEW BLACK” and “SLOMO” Win Audience Awards at AFI DOCS

    THE NEW BLACK Directed by Yoruba Richen
    THE NEW BLACK directed by Yoruba Richen THE NEW BLACK directed by Yoruba Richen received the Audience Award for Best Feature, and SLOMO directed by Joshua Izenberg received the Audience Award for Best Short at AFI DOCS presented by Audi (formerly Silverdocs). The festival announced the Audience Award winners earlier today wrapping up the five day festival. THE NEW BLACK examines how African-Ameri...
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    AFI DOC Announces Complete 2013 Lineup incl. Closing Night Film “CAUCUS”

    AFI DOCS (formerly Silverdocs) today announced the full schedule of films that will premiere in its 11th edition June 19-23, 2013. Filmmakers presenting their work include Patrick Creadon (IF YOU BUILD IT), Sean and Andrea Nix Fine (LIFE ACCORDING TO SAM), Barbara Kopple (RUNNING FROM CRAZY) and Lucy Walker (THE CRASH REEL).  2013 AFI DOCS PRESENTED BY AUDI FESTIVAL PROGRAM GALA SCREENINGS AND ...
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    Premiere of LETTERS TO JACKIE to Open 2013 AFI DOCS

    AFI Docs will open its 2013 edition with the theatrical premiere of LETTERS TO JACKIE written and directed by Oscar®-winning filmmaker Bill Couturié. The film features letters from the public written to Mrs. Kennedy in the dark shadow of the President’s assassination fifty years ago. The letters are read by 20 of today’s top actors including Bérénice Bejo, Demián Bichir, Jessica Chastain, Chris C...
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    “HERBLOCK: THE BLACK & THE WHITE” to Have DC Premiere at AFI DOCS Gala

    AFI DOCS announced today its gala presentation of the Washington, DC premiere of HERBLOCK: THE BLACK & THE WHITE written and directed by Michael Stevens.  The film, traces the career and influence of the most influential political cartoonist of the 20th century and the people who became his subjects during his 55 years at the Washington Post.  His work spanned thirteen presidents, contributed...
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    Silverdocs Announces 2011 Award Winners; Sterling Award for Best US Feature goes to OUR SCHOOL

    our school
    AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival announced its distinguished award winners, culminating the weeklong festival activities that included the screening of 108 films representing 52 countries, a free outdoor screening, live performances and a five-day professional documentary conference.  The Festival hosted 27,000 attendees, including more than 1,500 filmmakers, film and televis...
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    AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival 2011 Film Lineup

    AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival announced its full slate of competition films for the Festival AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Competition SlateSterling U.S. Feature CompetitionBETTER THIS WORLD / USA, 2011, 97 minutes (Director: Katie Galloway, Kelly Duane de la Vega) — When two Midland, Texas, activists make Molotov cocktails at the 2008 Republican Convention, a dramatic ...
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