Welcome to the AFI DOCS Press Room, where you can find links to the latest festival news, press releases, press accreditation and press contact information.

AFI DOCS brings the best in documentary film to the Washington, DC, area with an expanded footprint in the heart of DC. The festival has built a reputation for presenting compelling and engaging films that connect with audiences in theaters, and beyond. The Festival will run from June 19 through June 23, 2019.

Now in its 17th year, the festival serves as a launchpad for independent documentaries, and affords international filmmakers access to U.S. audiences. Called the "Preeminent U.S. Documentary Fest" by Screen International, the "premier showcase for documentary films" by The Hollywood Reporter, and "Nonfiction Nirvana" by Variety, the festival screens the world’s best new documentaries, and presents panel discussions and many more special events.

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