DocFilm promotes the work of emerging and established documentary filmmakers through conferences, screenings and talks.
Filmmakers and friends of DocFilm who have presented films at our festivals, saluted filmmakers or participated in Q and A panels include Amy Berg, Les Blank, Sarah Botstein, Ken Burns, Mark Danner, Dale Djerassi, Nick Doob, Charles Ferguson, Andy Garcia, Al Gore, Roberta Grossman, Chris Hegedus, Stefan Jarl, Michael Krasny, Richard Leacock, Delroy Lindo, Amanda Micheli, Gavin Newsom, Carl Pope, D.A. Pennebaker, Dikayl Rimmasch, Thomas Sanchez, John Santos, Hubert Sauper, Martin Scorsese, Gail Small, Bertrand Tavernier, David Thomson, Alice Waters & Caveh Zahedi.
Under the stewardship of Bill Nichols, DocFilm is planning to hold a bi-annual international conference on the state of documentary film scholarship, production and culture.
Throughout the year DocFilm hosts a number of special screenings and guest speakers, including most recently Ken Burns, who screened The War and spoke to attendees in the Letterman Digital Arts Center, Presidio of San Francisco.