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Source:  American Film Institute

The 2018 Meet the Press Film Festival in collaboration with the American Film Institute will feature 23 short-length documentaries spotlighting critical issues ahead of the U.S. midterm elections.

The festival will be held on October 7 & 8 in Washington, DC.

The films — three of which will make their world premieres — will focus on issues affecting millions of Americans as they prepare to cast their ballots in November, such as immigration, voting rights, and gun control.

Selected films include those from HBO, Netflix, The New York Times, and filmmakers from across the country.

Each screening will include a Q&A with the filmmaker, moderated by NBC News correspondents and anchors, including Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Craig Melvin, Jacob Soboroff, Hallie Jackson, Kasie Hunt, Kristen Welker, and Harry Smith.

During its inaugural year in 2017, the Meet the Press Film Festival showcased 16 short documentaries exploring wide-ranging issues. Three of the films were nominated for Academy Awards.

Read the story at the American Film Institute. 

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