About

AFI DOCS is the nation's documentary film festival known for showcasing the best in documentary filmmaking from the US and around the world.

AFI DOCS is also the only film festival in the United States that offers the unique opportunity to connect film audiences with national opinion leaders, filmmakers and intriguing film subjects. With conversations and experiences you won't experience at any other film festival, AFI DOCS harnesses the power of this important art form and its potential to inspire change.

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.

Throughout the year the AFI DOCS FILM SERIES brings audiences in the nation's capital the best in nonfiction filmmaking.


AFI DOCS Advisory Board
Ken Burns
Davis Guggenheim
Chris Hegedus
Werner Herzog
Rory Kennedy
Barbara Kopple
Spike Lee
Errol Morris
Stanley Nelson
D A Pennebaker
Agnès Varda
Frederick Wiseman


Do you believe in the power of documentary film?