AFI DOCS (formerly Silverdocs) is a film festival that was created through a unique alliance between the American Film Institute (AFI) and Discovery Channel to showcase, honor and expand the audience for independent documentaries. AFI DOCS brings the best new documentaries to Washington, DC area audiences, showcasing 53 films representing 30 countries. In 2013, the film festival was renamed and expanded to include venues on the National Mall and the Penn Quarter neighborhood of Washington DC and at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Dates: June 18-22, 2014 - Program Details to Be Announced
2013 Festival Highlights
- The festival opens with the theatrical premiere of Letters to Jackie and celebrates with Herblock: The Black & The White along with the world premiere Centerpiece Screening of Documented.
- Errol Morris will be honored at the festival's Charles Guggenheim Symposium for his contributions to the documentary genre.
- The festival's new all-day forum for thought leaders, filmmakers and audience members, the AFI Catalyst Sessions: The Art of Moving Reality, will focus on immigration, education, intellectual property and humor in politics.
- The festival closes with the U.S. premiere of Caucus.
Film Festival LocationsAFI Silver Theater
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD.
812 Seventh Street, NW
William G. McGowan Theater
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Documentary Theatre (Screenings)
Knight Conference Center (Catalyst Sessions – entrance on 6th Street NW)
555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
National Museum of American History
Warner Brothers Theater
1400 Constitution Ave NW
National Portrait Gallery
The Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
Eighth and F Streets NW
Ticket Prices$13 per screening
$100 for a combination package including 10 screenings
See the film schedule and purchase tickets in advance by visiting www.SILVERDOCS.com CASH ONLY at the door.