Sitney named a.d. of Silverdocs

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.

More Film

  • 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far

    Sundance Film Review: 'Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot'

    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 […]

  • Juliette Binoche Slack Bay

    Juliette Binoche Receives UniFrance's French Cinema Award

    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 […]

  • The Catcher Was A Spy Sundance

    Sundance Film Review: 'The Catcher Was a Spy'

    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 […]

  • Dany Boon Talks About ‘La Famille

    Dany Boon Talks ‘La Ch’tite Famille,’ His Mother, Pierre Richard; Pathé Scores Major Deals (EXCLUSIVE)

    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 […]

  • 'The Kindergarten Teacher' Review

    Sundance Film Review: 'The Kindergarten Teacher'

    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 […]

  • 'Juliet, Naked' Review: Ethan Hawke, Rose

    Sundance Film Review: 'Juliet, Naked'

    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 […]

  • 'Pity' Review: No Mercy Shown in

    Sundance Film Review: 'Pity'

    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 […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content