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    AFI Documentary Festival Director Sky Sitney Resigns After 8 Year Reign

    Sky Sitney, who created the American Film Institute Documentary Festival (back when it was called Silverdocs) resigned from her position as director of the festival, The Washington Post reports.

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    Documentary Goes to Washington: The Rebirth and Politicization of AFI Docs

    After a decade in Silver Spring, MD, the festival formerly known as Silverdocs announced this past spring that it was moving its core programming to Washington, DC, and would henceforth be known as AFI Docs (with "presented by Audi" tagged on to reflect an important new sponsor relationship).

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    AFI Docs Announces Opening Night and Centerpiece Premieres

    Now in its eleventh year in Washington DC, AFI Docs presented by Audi (formerly Silverdocs) kicks off of on June 19th and runs until the 23rd. The documentary festival has just announced that their opening gala on the 19th will be a presentation of Bill Couturie's "Letters to Jackie" at the Newseum....

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    PGA Adds SXSW, Full Frame and AFI Silverdocs to Official Awards Eligibility List

    The Producers Guild of America has added SXSW, the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival and the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Documentary Festival to its list of official festivals for awards-qualifying films. Among other exhibition methods, theatrically released documentaries that have screened ...

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    Watch: Exclusive Trailer for George Plimpton Documentary, 'Plimpton!'

    Ahead of its world premiere at the upcoming Silver Docs Film Festival, check out the trailer (exclusive to Indiewire) of "Plimpton! Starring George Plimpton as Himself," a documentary by Tom Bean and Luke Poling that chronicles the life of George Plimpton, co-founder of The Paris Review an...

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    Silverdocs Announces Complete Lineup with World Premieres of 'Farm,' 'Plimpton!' and 'Dreams'

    Silverdocs, the U.S. documentary festival held just outside of the nation's capital in Silver Spring, Maryland, has announced its complete lineup. Screening in the U.S. Competition are world premieres "Betting the Farm" (Jason Mann and Cecily Pingree) about organic milk in Maine, &quo...

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    Silverdocs Bookends Fest with Music Docs 'Don't Stop Believin: Everyman's Journey,' Mumford & Sons' 'Big Easy Express'

    AFI-Discovery Channel's Silverdocs festival, in its tenth year, will open and close with music-themed documentaries. On June 18, Ramona Diaz's "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" will open, and Emmett Malloy's "Big Easy Express" will close the Washington, DC event on June 23.

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    "Donor Unknown" and "Mr. Happy Man" Are Tops with Silverdocs Audiences

    After the dust settled at last week's Silverdocs documentary film festival in Silver Spring, Maryland, the votes were tabulated and it was announced that Jerry Rothwell's "Donor Unknown" and Matt Morris's "Mr. Happy Man" took home the audience awards for Best Feature and Best Short, respectively. "...

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    "Our School" and "Family Instinct" Lead Silverdocs Award Winners

    Mona Nicoara & Miruna Coco-Cozma's "Our School," which follows the integration over four years of rural Roma students into the Romanian public school system, took home the Best US Feature prize at this year's Silverdocs. The winner in the Sterling World Feature Competition was Andris Gauja's "Famil...

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