The four films were chosen out of those that participated in this year’s inaugural AFI DOCS Impact Lab. In addition to receiving the grant, the chosen films will screen at the AFI DOCS 2015 film festival. The four films honored with the grant are Jessica Jones and Blair Foster’s “The Conversation,” Greg Whiteley’s “Most Likely to Succeed,” Scott Christopherson and Brad Barber’s “Peace Officer,” and Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci’s “Salam Neighbor.”
Michael Lumpkin, the Director of AFI DOCS, said of the program, “The AFI DOCS film festival leverages the power of documentary storytelling to catalyze change through not only screenings and events but also through professional development for our filmmakers. The AFI DOCS/NBCUniversal Impact Grants will help turn their training into action.”
Now in its 14th year, AFI DOCS 2015 will be held June 22–26, 2016 in landmark Washington, D.C. venues and the historic AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD.