Short Films – American Film Institute

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: 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…

The AFI DOCS Interview: SWEETHEART DANCERS With Director Ben-Alex Dupris

Sean and Adrian are a Two-Spirit couple determined to rewrite the rules of Native-American culture through their participation in the Sweetheart Dance. This celebratory contest is held at powwows across the country, primarily for heterosexual couples, until now. We spoke with director Ben-Alex Dupris about his film. SWEETHEART DANCERS plays as part of the Shorts…
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