The longest-running show in television history — which first went on the air all the way back on Nov. 6, 1947 — is partnering with the American Film Institute to launch a film festival.
The launch of the “Meet the Press” Film Festival commemorates both the 70th anniversary of “Meet the Press” and the 50th anniversary of AFI. The festival, to take place in November in Washington, will showcase short documentaries.
“This new event will feature contemporary documentaries — 40 minutes in length or less — 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),” NBC News reports. “Films presented in the festival will demonstrate a bold commitment to the subject matter, excellence in cinematic craft, and innovation in storytelling.”
Submissions are now being accepted on the AFI website.