Now approaching its 10th anniversary, Silverdocs is the most talked about documentary festival in the United States, called "Non-Fiction Nirvana" by Variety, the "pre-eminent documentary Festival in the US" by Screen International and the "premiere showcase for documentary film" by Hollywood Reporter.
Silverdocs encompasses a seven-day international film festival and five-day concurrent conference that promotes documentary film as a leading art form, supports the work of independent filmmakers and fosters an atmosphere for public dialogue and civic engagement around the issues and ideas explored in the films. Silverdocs plays host to more than 27,000 attendees from across the globe with a diverse range of films, filmmakers and film subjects representing more than 60 countries.
Silverdocs takes place in and around downtown Silver Spring, Maryland--just minutes from downtown Washington, DC--at the AFI Silver Theatre, the flagship theatre of the AFI, one of the premier film exhibition spaces in the country, and the top art house cinema in the region.
Silverdocs was created through a unique alliance between AFI and the Discovery Channel, the festival's Founding Sponsor.
The 10th annual Silverdocs is set for June 18-24, 2012.