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"Meet the Press" Film Festival

Thursday, July 12, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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Washington D.C. - USA
October 7 to 9, 2018

Upcoming Deadline
August 3, 2018
Earlybird Deadline
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In the Spotlight today is the"Meet the Press" Film Festival in collaboration with the American Film Institute (AFI). The collaboration pairs NBC News’ influential political reporting with AFI’s dedication to connecting audiences, filmmakers and policy leaders.

Launched in 2017, the event features contemporary documentaries 40 minutes in length or less. The submissions team is specifically seeking films about policy and people with an emphasis on untold American stories found far from Washington and New York, telling stories from a “diversity of perspective” (meaning geographic, ideological, religious, cultural, or racial diversity). Films presented in the festival will demonstrate a bold commitment to subject matter, excellence in cinematic craft, and innovation in storytelling.

In addition to screenings in Washington, D.C., participating filmmakers may be invited to discuss their work on NBC News platforms including cable and digital outlets which come with a negotiated licensing fee. All told, this is an excellent opportunity for filmmakers to be discovered by a leading news outlet both online and on screen, and reach millions of viewers.
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The commanding journalism of “Meet the Press” is a powerful fit with AFI, an institute established in 1967 after President Johnson’s mandate to bring “together leading artists of the film industry, outstanding educators and young men and women who wish to pursue the 20th-century art form as their life's work.” It is also known for its acclaimed Washington, D.C.-area documentary festival AFI DOCS Presented by AT&T.

NBC's "Meet the Press" is the longest running show on television, providing insights and analysis into all aspects of politics and the nation's capital. The show's host, Chuck Todd asks United States and world leaders the tough questions and gather influential voices to critically examine the answers. The program airs in the United States on Sundays.

Documentary shorts are now being considered - qualify your film today!