SilverDocs to screen 108 films

AFI and Discovery to sponsor event for sixth year

SilverDocs announced a 108-documentary slate of films Thursday that includes a half-dozen world premieres and eight North American premieres.

Notable filmmakers presenting their work this year include Spike Lee, Alex Gibney, Al Maysles, Nanette Burstein, Ellen Kuras, Guy Maddin (“My Winnipeg”) and Patrick Creadon (“I.O.U.S.A.”).

In its sixth year, the AFI/Discovery Channel-sponsored festival and conference in Silver Springs, Md., has become one of the nation’s leading destinations for nonfiction filmmakers.