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Years running: 16 (since 2003)

AFI DOCS

Discovery Channel Documentary Festival.

About

Founded in 2003 by the American Film Institute and Discovery Channel, SILVERDOCS has already gained the status of being the US version of Hot Docs while still keeping its familiar atmosphere. The three-day International Documentary Conference, held concurrently with the festival, was launched in 2005. It offers workshops, seminars and networking events.

Awards

  • Audience Award. This prize is shared with other categories. 

Rules

  • Documentaries must have been completed after 1 March 2017.
  • Submissions are to be made via Withoutabox system.
  • SILVERDOCS will cover the costs of the return shipping after the Festival.

Selection Media Type: Withoutabox Secure Online Screener, DVD PAL/NTSC

Screening Media Type: DVCAM, HD CAM, 35 мм, 16 мм, miniDV, 70 мм, DigiBeta, Beta SP, DVCPro

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Festival Director: Ms. Patricia Finneran
  • Program Director: Ms. Sky Sitney

Documents

Place

United States
Silver Spring

Official website

silverdocs.com

Contacts

Address:

AFI DOCS
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring MD 20910
USA

Phone: 301.495.6720
Fax: 301.495.6798

E-mail: info@afidocs.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    October 16, 2017
  • Earlybird Deadline
    November 27, 2017
  • Regular Deadline
    January 26, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    February 23, 2018
  • Notifications
    May 04, 2018
  • Event dates
    13 — 17 June 2018
Categories & Fees

Contemporary documentaries from around the world - 40-minutes in length or less.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $60

Contemporary documentaries from around the world - 41 minutes in length or longer.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $50
  • Regular Deadline — $70
  • Late Deadline — $90

A runtime of any length is permitted.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $60
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