May 9, 2021


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The American Film Institute officially passes the 19th Annual AFI Docs Film Festival June 22-27, 2021

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American Film Institute passed the Association on Sales

For the 19th Annual Afi Docs Film Festival

Must be placed June 22-2EL, June 2121

The hybrid festival will feature virtual offers

Us Wages As Limited Capacity In Person Screening

At the two-story AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland

The American Film Institute’s annual documentary celebration of AFI Docs will once again give movie fans the opportunity to watch documentaries online, and will welcome a limited number of festival-goers to Silver Spring’s Stored AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center. Passes are sold today for virtual experience. Individual tickets for personal screening and for the opportunity to sit at home are sold out on June 8th. AFI Docs will be held June 22-27, 2021.

AFI President and CEO Bob Ghazal said, “FII is committed to both the relentless magic of in-person screening and the huge accessibility of virtual offers, which last year allowed AFI Docs to reach out to festival-goers in all 50 states.” Said Gazelle. “Film lovers across the country now have two options available. We look forward to the best celebration of what the documentary art form is offering.”

Now in its 19th year, the AFI Docs will be held June 22-27. The festival program will include world premieres and will be done similarly by master and budding filmmakers. Last year, AFI Docs presented a successful, full-virtual festival with 59 films from 11 countries, opening with Apple and A24’s Boyce State and concluding with the world premiere of Jimmy Carter Rock and Roll President, with President Jimmy. Carter ended with a surprise conversation

Passes can be purchased now Initial bird prices will be available until June 1. Individual and in-person screening tickets will be available June 8.

About AFI Docs

AFI Docs is the annual documentary festival historian of the American Film Institute historically presenting the best documentary of the DC year held in Washington DC, AFI Docs is the only festival in the United States that focuses on our country’s government, audiences, filmmakers and musicians. The AFI Docs Advisory Board includes Ken Burns, Davis Guggenheim, Chris Hegadas, Warner Herzog, Rory Kennedy, Barbara Koppel, Spike Lee, Errol Morris, Stanley Nelson and Frederick Wisman. Now in its 19th year, the festival will be held June 22-27, 2021. Visit And connected Twitter / AFIDX, Facebook / AFIDSS, YouTube / AFI And Instagram / American Film Institute.

About the American Film Institute (AFI)
Founded in 1967, the American Film Institute is a non-profit organization in the country dedicated to educating and inspiring artists and audiences through initiatives that make past, present and future champions of moving images. AFI’s pioneering programs include training filmmakers at the AFI Conservatory; Year-round exhibitions at the AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center and at AFI festivals across the country; Workshops aimed at increasing the diversity of the storytelling community; Honoring today’s masters through the AFI Life Achievement Award and the AFI Awards; And scholarly endeavors such as the AFI Catalog of Feature Film, which supports the history of film for future generations. Read about all these programs and more And follow us on social media FacebookAmericanFilmInstitute, YouTube / AFI, Twitter / AmericanFilm And Instagram.comAmericanFilmInstitute.


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