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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…

AFI DOCS 2021: Racial Justice Films

With the power to educate, to inspire, to change hearts and minds and to call-to-action, the AFI DOCS film festival’s incredible selection of documentaries on the subject of racial justice is a celebration of protest, of speaking out against injustices and of finding joy in connecting with community and a network of changemakers. Take to…

AFI DOCS 2021: Feminist Films

The AFI DOCS 2021 film festival is proud to present this wonderful selection of features and short documentaries centering on powerful women flexing their strength in political, intellectual and physical spheres. Through issues as wide-ranging as border violence, nun rights and vagina support groups, these women share their unique perspectives and insights on equality, feminism…

AFI DOCS 2021: Festival Programming Intern Liwen Wang Picks

By AFI Festival Programming Intern Liwen Wang Ten weeks have gone by, hardly a dull moment! I’ve never quite imagined I’d be interning at a world-class film festival like AFI DOCS, let alone interacting with the festival’s programmers on a daily basis. Thanks to the fest team, my time here has been very informative and…

AFI DOCS 2021: Music Films

We know how much everyone loves music documentaries and the AFI DOCS film festival has brought you some of the best of the year. Kick back and enjoy the remarkable stories of your favorite artists, their iconic albums and some of their monumental performances. Whether your musical tastes favor rock, soul or opera, we have…

AFI DOCS 2021: Programmer Picks

With tickets and passes now on sale for the 19th edition of AFI DOCS Film Festival,  we asked our dedicated team of festival programmers to share which films playing at this year’s festival that impacted them the most –  here are their picks. Sarah Harris – Director of Programming, AFI Festivals 9/11: ONE DAY IN…

Announcing AFI DOCS 2021 Full Slate

Early Bird passes to AFI DOCS 2021 are available at DOCS.AFI.com Today, AFI unveiled its full slate of films being presented for the hybrid AFI DOCS 2021 festival. The lineup features 77 films from 23 countries and 4 World Premieres, with 52% of the films directed by women, 40% by BIPOC directors and 18% by…

Dawn Porter Named 2021 Guggenheim Honoree

AFI Tradition Includes Honorees Spike Lee, Barbara Kopple, Martin Scorsese, Errol Morris, Lee Grant, Stanley Nelson AFI DOCS Will Celebrate Award-Winning Filmmaker on June 23, 2021 AFI DOCS, the American Film Institute’s documentary film festival, has announced that it will honor Dawn Porter as the 2021 Charles Guggenheim Symposium honoree. Each year, the AFI DOCS…

AFI DOCS 2021 Announces Opening Night, Closing Night and Centerpiece Films

AFI DOCS has announced the Opening Night, Closing Night and Centerpiece Films for its 19th annual edition. This year’s hybrid festival will open with the world premiere of NAOMI OSAKA, directed by Academy Award® nominee Garrett Bradley, and will close with Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt’s celebrated coming-of-age film CUSP. This year’s Centerpiece Screening will…

AFI MOVIE CLUB: IN FOOTBALL WE TRUST

IN FOOTBALL WE TRUST, directed by Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn, examines the role of football in Polynesian-American culture. Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream IN FOOTBALL WE TRUST IN FOOTBALL WE TRUST - Reelgood CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) was established by Congress to be the steward of the federal government’s investment...

AFI MOVIE CLUB: AMERICAN PROMISE

Following two African American boys attending the prestigious Dalton School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, AMERICAN PROMISE was created by filmmakers Joe Brewster and Michèle Stephenson, the parents of one of the boys – who recorded their experiences over the span of 13 years.   Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream AMERICAN PROMISE AMERICAN...

AFI MOVIE CLUB: THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION

THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION director Stanley Nelson was the 2015 Guggenheim Symposium honoree at AFI DOCS in Washington, DC. Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION - Reelgood CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING The Corporation for...
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