Meet the Press Film Festival in Collaboration with AFI – American Film Insititute

Meet the Press Film Festival in Collaboration with AFI

The third annual Meet the Press Film Festival in Collaboration With the American Film Institute will be held on October 6 and 7, 2019 in Washington, D.C. and will feature issue-based documentary shorts along with live discussions with filmmakers, subjects, NBC News correspondents and anchors. 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.

MEET THE PRESS announced its ground-breaking collaboration with AFI in August 2017 and has since featured world premieres from Netflix and HBO among others. Films produced by The New York Times Op-Docs, the Reuters Foundation and the Guardian showcased at past festivals have earned Oscar and Emmy nominations for Short Documentaries. In 2018, the film festival featured 23 short-length documentaries from filmmakers from across the country.

—Director, AFI Festivals, Michael Lumpkin.

“We are all storytellers, whether as journalists or filmmakers, our job is the same. We share a commitment to bringing important truths to our audience — be it in a theater, on television or any other screen.”