Meet the New Director of AFI DOCS
AFI DOCS, AFI’s annual documentary festival in Washington, DC, is excited to announce a new Director: filmmaker and Executive Director of the International Documentary Association (IDA), Michael Lumpkin.
We’re happy to welcome Michael to the AFI family. He’s a filmmaker with nearly three decades of experience in the film community and not only brings a versatile perspective to AFI DOCS, but a well-rounded appreciation for the impact of the art form as well.
“I’m honored to be joining one of the world’s top film organizations and expanding the rich history and proud tradition of AFI DOCS,” said Michael. “Six wonderful years at IDA solidified my passion for documentary films, and I look forward to bringing that passion to AFI.”
And we look forward to having him at the helm. Welcome aboard, Michael!
And there’s more good news for AFI DOCS. We’re proud to report that AT&T will return as the presenting sponsor of the festival in 2015.
“AT&T’s renewed commitment as presenting sponsor underscores their commitment to the arts in America and their unique ability to bring us all together as one global audience,” said AFI President & CEO Bob Gazzale. “Their support will continue to forge AFI DOCS forward.”
Look for the next edition of the festival to take place in Washington, DC June 17-21, 2015.