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AFI Docs

17th Edition

AFI Docs

where:Washingont, Silver Spring (USA)
when:June 19th - 23rd, 2019
address:8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring
MD 20910 - USA
tel:+1 301.495.6720
fax:+1 301.495.6798
email:info@afidocs.com
website:afi.com/afidocs
deadline:March 8th, 2019
entry form:Submission on Withoutabox.com

The festival will be held at Washington, DC venues and the historic AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. The five-day program presents the very best of contemporary documentary filmmaking from across the globe, including numerous world and international premieres and works by master and emerging filmmakers alike. In 2018, AFI DOCS presented 92 films representing 22 countries, and numerous special events to an audience of over 12,000.
Each year AFI DOCS presents a slate of Filmmaker Engagement Programs designed to create additional opportunities for documentary filmmakers to enhance both their careers and the impact of their films. The AFI DOCS FORUM includes filmmaker-focused panels, presentations and informal meetings; as well as other networking opportunities. The AFI DOCS Impact Lab is a two-day, intensive program designed for filmmakers with issue-driven films who aim to create broader social and political change through the power of story and film. The Lab provides select filmmakers with unique training opportunities in the areas of advocacy, grassroots communications, and grasstops engagement.
Since its inception in 2003, the leading documentary storytellers of our day have embraced AFI DOCS as the place for non-fiction films to catalyze a national conversation. The AFI DOCS advisory board includes Ken Burns, Davis Guggenheim, Chris Hegedus, Werner Herzog, Rory Kennedy, Barbara Kopple, Spike Lee, Errol Morris, Stanley Nelson, D A Pennebaker, Agnès Varda and Frederick Wiseman.
AWARDS:
Each year AFI DOCS audiences select winners for Best Feature and Best Short of the Festival. In 2018 MR. SOUL!, directed by Melissa Haizlip and Sam Pollard , was selected as Best Feature, and EARTHRISE, directed by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee, was selected as Best Short.
PROGRAM STRANDS:
Feature Documentary
Contemporary documentaries from around the world - 41 minutes in length or longer - that demonstrate a bold commitment to subject matter, excellence in cinematic craft, and innovation in storytelling.
Short Documentary
Contemporary documentaries from around the world - 40-minutes in length or less - that demonstrate a bold commitment to subject matter, excellence in cinematic craft, and innovation in storytelling.

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