With more than 20 documentary short films from five countries, the 2019 Meet the Press Film Festival in Collaboration With AFI will highlight topics such as criminal justice reform, climate change, immigration and racial and gender. Along with the shorts, the festival will also feature live discussions with filmmakers, subjects, NBC News correspondents and anchors. It will take place at the Landmark Atlantic Plumbing Cinema in Washington D.C. on Oct. 7, 2019.
MEET THE PRESS announced its ground-breaking collaboration with AFI in August 2017 and has since featured world premieres from Netflix and HBO among others. Films produced by The New York Times Op-Docs, the Reuters Foundation and the Guardian showcased at past festivals have earned Oscar and Emmy nominations for Short Documentaries.