Silver Spring's AFI, Discovery Channel sponsor local documentary film festival
The AFI Silver and Discovery Channel in downtown Silver Spring have scheduled SILVERDOCS, a documentary film festival in its second year, for June 15 through June 20. The extended film entry deadline is now Friday, March 12.
Last summer, SILVERDOCS attracted over 10,000 people to the four-day event, which featured film screenings and symposiums. More than 20,000 alone participated in Community Day, which was held on the closing day of the festival. Seventy-four films were screened from a field of more than 1,000 submissions entered from 68 countries. Due to the success last year, SILVERDOCS 2004 has been extended to a five-day event during which documentary features and shorts will be shown at the Silver.
According to the SILVERDOCS website, SILVERDOCS unites "diverse and informed audiences to explore the art and craft of documentary and to examine the content revealed by nonfiction films." The event honors documentaries worldwide that display cinematic visions of independent filmmakers. The mission of SILVERDOCS, according to the website, is "to present the best new independent documentaries from around the world and celebrate the diversity of the documentary form, all in a theatre facility that is unsurpassed nationwide for its projection quality and technical capabilities."
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