Magazine article Screen International

AFI Announces 2017 AFI DOCS Forum

Magazine article Screen International

AFI Announces 2017 AFI DOCS Forum

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The four-day panel will run from June 14-18 in Washington DC.

The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the 2017 AFI DOCS Forum, which is open to all AFI DOCS pass-holders and festival filmmakers.

The four-day event will present a variety of networking and professional development events for filmmakers, industry professionals, and those interested in non-fiction storytelling.

Presentations will cover topics like storytelling in a "post-truth" world, documentary funding, and programmes to support women-centered initiatives in documentary filmmaking.

Highlights include an examination of the surge of conservative documentaries and talks on funding and female-focused documentaries.

Additionally, there will be a discussion between The Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday and filmmaker Michael Pack about conservative documentaries, how they connect with viewers and how they impact politics. …

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