AFI DOCS (formerly Silverdocs)

NAME OF FESTIVAL: AFI DOCS (formerly Silverdocs)

SINCE: 2003

WHERE: Silver Spring, Maryland, USA

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

AFI Docs (formerly Silverdocs) is an internationally recognized event that honors excellence in filmmaking, supports the diverse voices and free expression of independent storytellers and celebrates the power of documentary to improve our understanding of the world.

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UNITED SKATES

AFI DOCS 2018 Unveils Full Slate of 92 Films

AFI DOCS has finally revealed its full slate of 92 films representing 22 countries for the 16th edition of the American Film Institute’s five-day documentary film festival in the nation’s capital. 

WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? Wins AFI DOCS 2015

WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE? Wins AFI DOCS 2015

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 SIMONE? Nina Simone earned her moniker as the “High […]

Complete Slate of Films for AFI DOCS 2015 Film Festival

Complete Slate of Films for AFI DOCS 2015 Film Festival

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 Robert Gordon and Academy Award ®-winning director Morgan Neville and concludes with […]

BEST OF ENEMIES and MAVIS! to Bookend AFI DOCS 2015

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. AFI DOCS kicks off on June 17 with the Opening Night Gala and screening […]