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The AFI DOCS Interview: THE SILENCE OF OTHERS Directors Almudena Carracedo & Robert Bahar

A quest for justice fuels the powerful and provocative SILENCE OF OTHERS, from Emmy® Award-winning producers Robert Bahar and Almudena Carracedo.

The AFI DOCS Interview: ALONE IN THE GAME Creator/Executive Producer David McFarland

ALONE IN THE GAME – the AT&T AUDIENCE Network film world-premiering at AFI DOCS 2018 – exposes the outdated ideas and outright prejudices that make competitive sports one of the gay rights movement’s final frontiers, and shows how a new generation of queer and transgender athletes are scoring victories on and off the field by…

The AFI DOCS Interview: INVENTING TOMORROW Director Laura Nix

Laura Nix’s uplifting and entertaining INVENTING TOMORROW follows high school students from around the world as they prepare to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

Jodie Foster & Dean Tavoularis to Receive AFI Conservatory Honorary Degrees

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today it will confer AFI Conservatory Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Academy Award®-winning actor/director Jodie Foster and Academy Award®-winning production designer Dean Tavoularis.They will be recognized for their contributions to the art of the moving image during the AFI Conservatory’s commencement ceremony on June 11, 2018,…

AFI DOCS 2018 Unveils Full Slate of Films

AFI DOCS has announced its full slate of films for 2018 — with AT&T returning as Presenting Sponsor of the American Film Institute’s five-day documentary film festival in the nation’s capital.


President John F. Kennedy launched the space race in 1962 with a vow that the United States would put a man on the moon. Now his niece, filmmaker Rory Kennedy, tells the inspiring stories of the women and men of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration who reached that goal before going on to take…

The AFI DOCS Interview: WITKIN + WITKIN Director Trisha Ziff

The artwork of septuagenarian twins Joel-Peter and Jerome Witkin transcends genres and traditional form. WITKIN + WITKIN explores the brothers’ complicated relationship with one another and examines depths and divisions in their work.

An Evening With Sherry Lansing

On April 10, AFI gathered members of the Premiere Circle and other major supporters at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles for an intimate dinner and conversation with former 20th Century Fox and Paramount Pictures head Sherry Lansing.

Lena Waithe Speaks at AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase: “Be Unafraid of the Images in Your Head”

On Thursday, May 4, at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA, the American Film Institute hosted the AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) 2018 Showcase.

AFI DOCS 2018 Announces Opening and Closing Night Films, Centerpiece and Special Screenings

AFI DOCS has announced its Opening and Closing Night films, and Centerpiece and Special Screenings — with AT&T returning as Presenting Sponsor of the festival for the fifth consecutive year.

Rachel Morrison to Receive AFI’s Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal

Trailblazing cinematographer Rachel Morrison (AFI Class of 2006) will receive the 2018 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. This honor recognizes the extraordinary creative talents of AFI Conservatory alumni who embody the qualities of filmmaker Franklin J. Schaffner: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality storytelling in film and television. The presentation of the Schaffner Medal…

Lena Waithe to Deliver Keynote at Annual AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase

The annual AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) Showcase on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The opening keynote will be delivered by Emmy®-winning creator, writer and actor Lena Waithe.