“Meet The Press” AFI Film Festival | Virtual Event | October 15 – 22 2020
October 15 - October 22
NBC’s Meet the Press Film Festival will appear as part of the American Film Institute’s all-virtual AFI Fest presented by Audi taking place from October 15 to October 22
Tickets for the virtual festival go on sale Wednesday, October 7 at Fest.AFI.com.
Meet the Press announced its ground-breaking collaboration with AFI in August 2017 as part of the program’s 70th anniversary. Over the last three years, the festival has showcased more than 70 short films from more than six countries and featured world premieres from Netflix, HBO, among others.
Last year’s featured short documentary Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re A Girl) won the 2020 Oscar® for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 92nd-annual Academy Awards. Plus, past festival films have also earned more than a dozen Oscar® and Emmy® nominations.
In addition, the 2019 Meet the Press Film Festival featured a special screening of the U.S. premiere of the documentary film Toxic Beauty. Directed by Phyllis Ellis, the film explores the unregulated chemicals in cosmetics and personal care products through the stories of whistleblowers, scientists and cancer survivors.
The lineup for the 2020 Meet the Press Film Festival at AFI will feature 19 films across seven issues. Followed by in-depth conversations moderated by NBC News correspondents. Including Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Hallie Jackson, Kasie Hunt, Jo Ling Kent, Cynthia McFadden and Morgan Radford.