In a dramatic brand expansion, NBC News’ “Meet the Press with Chuck Todd” will hit the big screen for the first time this fall, joining forces with the American Film Institute (AFI) for an innovative documentary film festival premiere featuring must-watch untold stories of American politics.
Politics-themed and issue-oriented documentaries are more popular than ever. The groundbreaking November film festival pairs the gravity of NBC News’ political reporting with AFI’s revered industry history, celebrating the 70th and 50th anniversaries, respectively, of both historical institutions. 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.
- WHAT: The First-Ever “Meet the Press” Film Festival in Collaboration With AFI will feature seven short-length documentary films produced with a diversity of perspectives.
- WHEN: This November in Washington, D.C. Exact dates to be announced.
- HOW: Submissions are now being accepted.
More information on this first-ever film festival will be announced in the coming weeks.