Articles Tagged ‘Silverdocs’
AFI Docs has launched a Policy Engagement Program designed to connect filmmakers making social issue docs with U.S. policymakers, in a bid to maximize their impact on the issues their films cover. (Pictured: The Crash Reel)
AFI Docs, the Washington DC-based festival formerly known as Silverdocs, has chosen a doc on renowned political cartoonist Herbert ‘Herblock’ Block (pictured) for this year’s gala screening.
Directors Jason Tippet and Elizabeth Mims’ Only the Young and Korean filmmaker Seungiun Yi’s Planet of Snail (pictured) picked up top honors at the 2012 AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival.
Eugene Jarecki’s epic doc The House I Live In caused quite the stir at Sundance this year, polarizing audiences and taking home a Grand Jury Prize. As it plays today at Silverdocs in DC, the director (pictured) tells realscreen why it’s time for America to rethink its war on drugs.
The AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival has now unveiled the remainder of its full schedule, which includes How to Survive a Plague (pictured), The Queen of Versailles, Brooklyn Castle, The Imposter and The House I Live In.
The AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival will adopt a musical tone this year, with Ramona Diaz’s Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey and Emmett Malloy’s Big Easy Express (pictured) book-ending the festival’s 10th edition.
The directors of the Paradise Lost documentary trilogy will be honored at the Charles Guggenheim Symposium during this year’s edition of the fest, taking place from June 18-24 in Silver Spring, Maryland. (Pictured L-R: Sinofsky, Damien Echols of the “West Memphis Three,” Berlinger)
Jerry Rothwell’s film documenting the relationship between a woman, her biological sperm donor father and newly discovered half-siblings received the audience award for a feature, while Matt Morris’ Mr. Happy Man got the audience award for best short.