SILVERDOCS has named Sky Sitney as its new director of programming the festival announced this week. Sitney was formerly programming director at the Newport International Film Festival and was the film programmer at the New York Underground Film Festival and is co-founder and curator of the on-going series Fresh Film at the Anthology Film Archives in New York. She has also taught at NYU and is currently a doctoral candidate completing her dissertation on the subject of documentary film. In other SILVERDOCS news, the festival also announced that Amy King has been promoted to the position of associate director. "Amy has been with the festival since its launch and has been integral to its growth. As we expand the International Documentary Conference and renew our commitment to world-class programming, Amy's expertise and communications skills are vital to our future success," said festival director Patricia Finneran in a statement." The fourth annual SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival will take place June 13 18, 2006, at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. The third annual SILVERDOCS International Documentary Conference will run concurrently, June 15-17, 2006. [Brian Brooks]