Now in its 19th year, AFI DOCS will be held June 22-27, 2021. The festival program presents the very best of contemporary non-fiction filmmaking from across the globe, including world and international premieres and works by master and emerging filmmakers alike. The AFI Festivals team is committed to achieve the same high standard of programming and engagement that has defined AFI DOCS over the years, while planning a virtual and/or hybrid in-person festival experience for 2021.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI DOCS as a qualifying festival for the Documentary Short Film category of the annual Academy Awards.
Each year, AFI DOCS audiences select winners for Best Feature and Best Short.
AFI DOCS official selections have consistently been nominated for Academy Awards®, Emmy Awards® and other major recognitions.