MEET THE PRESS FILM FESTIVAL IN COLLABORATION WITH THE AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE

"Meet the Press" Film Festival in Collaboration with the American Film Institute (AFI) hits the big screen for a second time this October. Launched in 2017, the event will feature contemporary documentaries – 40 minutes in length or less – about policy and people with an emphasis on untold American stories found far from Washington and New York, telling stories from a "diversity of perspective" (meaning geographic, ideological, religious, cultural or racial diversity). Films presented in the festival will demonstrate a bold commitment to subject matter, excellence in cinematic craft, and innovation in storytelling.

The 2017 edition of the festival presented 16 films with post-screening filmmaker discussions moderated by NBC's Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Pete Williams, Katy Tur, Joy Reid, Kristen Welker, Steve Kornacki and Kasie Hunt.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The 2018 "Meet the Press" Film Festival with the American Film Institute will take place in Washington, D.C.

In addition to their screenings in Washington, D.C., participating filmmakers will be invited to discuss their work on NBC News platforms including cable and digital outlets. Films included in NBC News' cable and digital platforms will receive a negotiated licensing fee. Participation in digital and/or television distribution is not required for films to be eligible for the film festival in Washington D.C.

Submissions are now being accepted. For more information about the film festival and to submit your film CLICK HERE.

DEADLINES FOR SUBMISSIONS

Early Bird Deadline: August 3 ($20 Submission Fee)
Regular Deadline August 17 ($30 Submission Fee)
Late Deadline: August 31 ($40 Submission Fee)
Notification: September 14