AFI DOCS – American Film Institute

AFI DOCS Announces 2021 Award Winners

Congratulations to the AFI DOCS 2021 Award Winners. The 19th edition of AFI DOCS presented a diverse slate of 78 films from 23 countries, shedding light on overlooked stories from the past, honoring champions of change and giving us glimpses into the everyday lives of subjects close to home and around the world. The festival’s...

Sponsored Post: ICYMI WarnerMedia/HBO Documentary Films at AFI DOCS 2021

At this year’s hybrid AFI DOCS festival, viewers from across the nation had the opportunity to watch over 75 films and docuseries, including the World Premieres of the feature film THE SLOW HUSTLE and the first two parts of OBAMA: IN PURSUIT OF A MORE PERFECT UNION from WarnerMedia and HBO Documentary Films. Read more…

Sponsored Post: ICYMI Showtime Documentary Films at AFI DOCS 2021

In this year’s hybrid festival with attendees from across the nation, AFI DOCS 2021 showcased over 75 films from around globe, including Showtime Documentary Films CUSP from filmmakers Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt and THE ONE AND ONLY DICK GREGORY from writer/director Andre Gaines. Read more about the documentaries and the insightful post-screening conversations with…

Sponsored Post: ICYMI Apple TV+ at AFI DOCS 2021

Showcasing the best in nonfiction, AFI DOCS screened films and series from over 20 countries, including Apple TV+’s WATCH THE SOUND WITH MARK RONSON (“Autotune,” “Sampling” and “Drum Machine”) and FATHOM, Drew Xanthopoulos’ deep dive into the world of whales and the team of women studying them. Read more about the documentaries and the insightful…

Sponsored Post: ICYMI Netflix at AFI DOCS 2021

On June 22, AFI DOCS 2021 kicked off with a work-in-progress screening of NAOMI OSAKA, an upcoming documentary series by Netflix about the internationally renowned tennis phenom. Launching the inaugural DOCS Talks, a special event with Netflix and Higher Ground Productions’ WE THE PEOPLE explored the expansion of the nonfiction form of filmmaking and healing…

AFI DOCS 2021: World Premieres

  THE COMMUNION OF MY COUSIN ANDREA World Premiere Andrea’s First Communion ceremony lacks glamour. For Andrea, things without sparkles are meaningless. SCREENS AS PART OF SHORTS PROGRAM 4 – Buy Ticket   THE GALLERY THAT DESTROYS ALL SHAME World Premiere One evening in LA, a group learns how to take back the speculum. SCREENS…

AFI DOCS 2021: The Lighter Side of DOCS

Documentaries reflect the state of the world and with such monumental issues to address such as climate change, politics and human rights, these subjects can sometime seem rather serious. While most of the documentaries in the lineup do contain moments of lightness and humor, some look at subjects that are outright joyful. Attend a music…

AFI DOCS 2021: The Visual Arts

Are you an avid museum goer, an artist yourself or simply a lover of the arts looking to learn about a community of artists or wanting an in-depth look at an artist you might never have heard of? This selection of documentary features and shorts on the visual arts is sure to satisfy that creative…

AFI DOCS 2021: AFI Alumni Films

Congratulations to the AFI Alumni who have films in this year’s AFI DOCS festival. Check out their compelling documentaries today!   Rick Rosenthal (AFI Class of 1973), Executive Producer – REBEL HEARTS In Los Angeles in the 1960s, the courageous Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary challenged the Roman Catholic Church in an effort…

AFI DOCS 2021: Films Starring Cute Animals

The AFI DOCS film festival features all kinds of stories – those about humans and those about animals. And even stories about humans and their relationships with animals! Check out these films at AFI DOCS which star cute animals. FATHOM Have you ever wanted to introduce yourself to a whale? FATHOM follows women in the…

AFI DOCS 2021: Animated Short Films

Animation aficionados will appreciate the Short Film Competition section at AFI DOCS 2021. Introducing filmmakers, who have set the interrotron aside and picked up their paintbrushes to present fascinating real-life stories, each employing their own fantastic animation style, these short documentaries are also gorgeous art films!   THE BROTHER (LE FRÈRE) USA Premiere Suffering from…

AFI DOCS 2021: Eating Bugs

We know now that eating bugs can save the planet, but can you imagine what that industry might look like? These two incredible and extremely different short films take you inside these bug farms, one in Florida and the other in Uganda, to present beautiful depictions of community and culture centered around insect farming. The…
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