AFI DOCS is an international documentary festival in the nation's capital.

Screenings during this annual five day event take place in landmark venues in Washington, DC and the world-class AFI Silver Theatre, the independent film hub of the metropolitan region. Documentaries in the festival are seen by influential audiences that have the ability to shape our society such as cultural leaders, senators, congresspersons and Supreme Court Justices.

AFI DOCS, reaching millions of people annually, shines a bright light on documentary film and issues addressed in the work of storytellers from around the world. With the presence of artists, audience members and political leaders, AFI DOCS harnesses the power of this important art form and its potential to inspire change.

The festival is the only one of its kind to connect audiences and documentary filmmakers to policy leaders in the seat of our nation's government.

AFI DOCS Advisory Board

Ken Burns
Davis Guggenheim
Chris Hegedus
Werner Herzog
Barbara Kopple
Spike Lee
Errol Morris
D A Pennebaker
Frederick Wiseman

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