Exec to lead fest's programming

Sky Sitney has been tapped as artistic director for the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs festival.

Sitney will lead the fest’s programming, strategic development, partnerships and overall artistic vision.

“Sky’s deep knowledge and appreciation of cinema, her track record for spotting emerging talent and her leadership skills make her a natural fit to lead the festival,” said Ray Barry, director of the AFI Silver Theater.

Sitney joined the fest in 2005 as director of programming.

Fest will run June 12-22 in the Washington, D.C. area.

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