AFI Silverdocs Documentary Festival

11 Annual June 19, 2013 to June 23, 2013

THE FESTIVAL (June 19-23, 2013):

SILVERDOCS, AFI’s premier documentary program, is held each June just outside Washington, DC at the AFI Silver Theatre & Cultural Center as well as in the heart of the District. The 2013 Festival will take place June 19-23.

In just eleven years SILVERDOCS has become “the pre-eminent US documentary festival” according to Screen International and was cited as one of the ten most interesting film festivals—of any kind––in the world by Variety.

The five-day program presents the very best of contemporary documentary filmmaking from across the globe, including numerous world and international premieres and works by master and emerging filmmakers alike. In 2012, SILVERDOCS presented 114 films representing 44 countries, and numerous special events to an audience of over 27,000, including over 1200 film and television industry professionals and educators.

SILVERDOCS’ concurrent 2-day International Documentary Conference (June 20-21, 2013) brings together leaders from across the commercial, education and public media spectrum who believe in the vital influence of the documentary form and the importance of exploring current business, creative and cultural challenges in a focused, professional environment. The event includes 65+ Conference panel discussions and dozens of networking sessions and special events.

AFI Silverdocs Documentary Film Festival is a five-day international film festival and conference that honors the creativity and passion of independent, non-fiction filmmakers and the power of the moving image to alter our perspective and expand our world-view. Anchored in the Nation’s Capital, where important global and national issues are the daily business, SILVERDOCS is marked by its relevance, broad intellectual range, and wide public appeal.

SILVERDOCS is a program of the American Film Institute, a national non-profit institute providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media.

SILVERDOCS takes place at the AFI Silver Theatre –– the flagship theatre of the AFI; one of the premier film exhibition spaces in the country, and the top art house cinema in the region –– and extends to the DC region.

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