AFI DOCS – American Film Institute

A Look Back at the AFI DOCS 2020 Virtual World Premieres

Congratulations to all the films that had their Virtual World Premiere at AFI DOCS 2020! BLOOD ON THE WALL Directed by Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested A devastating chronicle of the events that would lead thousands of desperate Central American families to walk hundreds of miles through Mexico to seek asylum at the United States…

ICYMI: AFI DOCS Forum Panels on Netflix’s CRIP CAMP and ATHLETE A

This year’s AFI DOCS Forum brought together filmmakers, industry leaders, journalists, film subjects and activists for thought-provoking and informative discussions, including two AFI DOCS Forum panels featuring Netflix films: CRIP CAMP: A DISABILITY REVOLUTION and ATHLETE A. Winner of the 2020 Sundance Audience Award, CRIP CAMP: A DISABILITY REVOLUTION is a rare combination of personal…

Highlights From the AFI DOCS 2020 Virtual Festival

Brought to you by AT&T AFI’s five-day online festival celebrating the best in documentary, supported by Presenting Sponsor AT&T, has wrapped – and the 18th edition of the festival was unlike no other: it was held completely online. With over 50 films from 11 countries – 61% directed by women – the lineup explored social…

AFI DOCS Announces 2020 Award Winners

Congratulations to all the films and filmmakers that screened at AFI DOCS 2020! The five-day online festival ran June 17-21 and included live Q&A’s with filmmakers and DOCS Forum events with industry leaders and activist. The festival’s Audience Award for Best Feature went to TRANSHOOD, directed by Sharon Liese. The Audience Award for Best Short…

AFI DOCS: Virtual World Premiere of BLOOD ON THE WALL

BLOOD ON THE WALL is having its Virtual World Premiere online at AFI DOCS on June 21. Get ticket here. Following the film, watch a recorded discussion led by NBC News and MSNBC Correspondent Jacob Soboroff with directors Sebastian Junger and Nick Quested. Immigration under the current administration is indelibly marked by powerful media images…

AFI DOCS: Maia Lekow and Christopher King on THE LETTER

THE LETTER will have its Virtual World Premiere at AFI DOCS 2020 on June 21. Get ticket to online screening now.  “This is a universal story of the increasing vulnerability of our elders and the indestructible power of women and the importance of family.” – Maia Lekow, co-director of THE LETTER Watch directors Maia Lekow…

AFI DOCS: Jerry Rothwell on THE REASON I JUMP

THE REASON I JUMP, winner of the Sundance World Cinema Documentary Audience Award, screened at AFI DOCS online film festival on June 20. Opening a window into the sensory universe of five nonspeaking autistic people from around the world, THE REASON I JUMP takes the audience on a uniquely cinematic journey that is both revelatory…

AFI DOCS: Loira Limbal on THROUGH THE NIGHT

“‘A country without documentary cinema is like a family without a photo album.’ That quote by Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzman best encapsulates my feelings on the importance of documentary cinema.”-Loira Limbal, director of THROUGH THE NIGHT Any working parent can tell you how vital childcare providers are to their lives. As America’s economy requires more…

AFI Movie Club: NATIONTIME-GARY

William Greaves’ documentary NATIONTIME–GARY documents the inaugural National Black Political Convention and is narrated by the legendary Sidney Poitier – recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award. IndieCollect’s new 4k restoration of NATIONTIME–GARY screened online at AFI DOCS 2020. Watch Richard Roundtree announce today’s film: Movie Trivia about NATIONTIME – GARY -DID YOU KNOW that…

AFI DOCS: Your Guide to Shorts Program 3

Watch the best in short nonfiction films at AFI DOCS, June 18-21. Get your ticket here. Curated from hundreds of entries, this year’s short films highlight unique voices from around the world – presented in four programs. Following the screening, watch a recorded discussion with the films’ directors.   ABORTION HELPLINE, THIS IS LISA –…

AFI DOCS: Your Guide to Shorts Program 2

Watch the best in short nonfiction films at AFI DOCS, June 18-21. Get your ticket here. Curated from hundreds of entries, this year’s short films highlight unique voices from around the world – presented in four programs. Following the screening, watch a recorded discussion with the films’ directors.   8:08 HOW WE RESPOND – directed…

AFI DOCS: Your Guide to Shorts Program 4

Watch the best in short nonfiction films at AFI DOCS, June 18-21. Get your ticket here. Curated from hundreds of entries, this year’s short films highlight unique voices from around the world – presented in four programs. Following the screening, watch a recorded discussion with the films’ directors.   BLACKFEET BOXING: NOT INVISIBLE, directed by Kristen Lappas…
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