SilverDocs Film Festival
Created in 2003 by the American Film Institute, the SilverDocs Film Festival is regarded as one of the best (and most talked about) documentary film festivals in the US. Held every year in downtown Silver Spring, the festival lasts for seven days, along with the concurrent five-day International Documentary Conference which promotes the art of making documentary films. The documentary films of SilverDocs are shown at the AFI Silver Theatre, less than a half mile from the Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown hotel and within walking distance. For event information, visit the SILVERDOCS website.
SilverDocs showcases the best documentary films from around the world, bringing in more than 27,000 attendees every year. In its 9th year, this international film festival continues to expose thousands of film lovers to a wide range of films representing more than 60 countries.
For directions from the Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown hotel to the AFI Silver Theatre, visit our Map & Directions page.
After checking out all the films at the SilverDocs Film Festival, you may want to enjoy your own personal screening in your guestroom on our 32" LCD TVs here at the Courtyard by Marriott Silver Spring Downtown hotel. Or maybe you care to stop by the Bistro for an evening cocktail, or take in the views from our outdoor courtyard seating area. However you like to relax, our hotel is sure to provide you with all you need.
Current Hotel Specials
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