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    AFI DOCS 2014 Unveils Opening and Closing Night Films

    The American Film Institute’s documentary film festival, AFI DOCS, has revealed the opening and closing night films for its 2014 edition of the fest. The world premiere of Scott Teems’ “Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey” will kick off the festival, while Steve James’ portrait of Roger Ebert, “Lif...

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    AFI Docs To Bookend Fest With 'Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey' & Ebert Doc, 'Life Itself'

    AFI Docs will open and close this year's installment of the festival with two character studies: "Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey" and "Life Itself."

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    Watch: Kimberly Peirce Discusses the Obstacles of Making Movies in Moving Keynote Address at AFI Women's Directing Showcase

    Using anecdotes about her experience as a director both during and in between projects, Peirce spun a funny, engaging narrative where she not only highlighted the roadblocks she has faced along the way, but also communicated her unwavering passion for the craft and enthusiasm for the future.

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    Alex Gibney Is the Guggenheim Honoree for AFI DOCS 2014

    The American Film Institute’s documentary festival, AFI DOCS, will honor Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) as its 2014 Charles Guggenheim honoree during the fest’s 12th edition, running June 18-22 in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, Maryland.

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    'Cosmos' Writer-Director Ann Druyan Is Coming to AFI's 2014 Sloan Seminar

    The AFI Conservatory’s 2014 Sloan Seminar guest will be Ann Druyan, who writes, executive producers and directs the buzzy science documentary series “Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey,” which follows up on the original Carl Sagan PBS series from 1980.

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    Top Dozen Documentary Film Festivals: Up Next, Hot Docs and Full Frame

    With the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival announcing its 2014 lineup of Tribute and Thematic Program films, we put together a compendium of the top dozen must-attend doc fests around the country.

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    AFI FEST 2014 Open for Entries, Announces Submission Deadlines

    AFI FEST has set its dates and call for entries for the 2014 edition of the fest, running November 6 -13 in Hollywood.

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    Just Announced: AFI Fest Dates and Call for Entries

    The American Film Institute, notorious for its free-to-the-public festival and partnered with American Film Market, has announced dates and submission deadlines for its 28th edition.

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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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    Things I Learned on the Awards Party Circuit, from AFI, BAFTA and Spirits to Paramount, CBS and the Globes

    If you've ever wondered why Hollywood invests so much time and money on the votes of 82 admittedly idiosyncratic members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the reason is that the Golden Globe awards show helps to sell their movies and TV series.

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