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16th Annual AFI DOCS Film Festival Concludes

 

The nation’s premier documentary film festival returned to Silver Spring as the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center once again rolled out the red carpet for the best documentary films and filmmakers of the year. AFI DOCS, which ran June 13-17, was founded in 2003 and has quickly grown to become not only a fan favorite drawing thousands of fans to the region, but one of the most important festivals in the industry. Called the “Pre-eminent U.S. Documentary Fest” by Screen International, the “Premier showcase for documentary films” by The Hollywood Reporter, and “Non-fiction Nirvana” by Variety, this year’s festival featured 92 films representing 22 countries including five world premieres and a thrilling new Virtual Reality showcase.