AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

AFI is America's promise to preserve the history of the motion picture; honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of filmmakers. The AFI Silver presents the richness of American and world cinema, exploring all forms of the moving image in the digital era and sees the screen itself as a source of literacy, learning and vision for the future.

For more information, visit their website


The mission of AFI Silver Screen Education is to: Engage students in CORE content; use film viewing and filmmaking as tools to conquering the achievement gap; connect film literacy to reading and writing skills; use film viewing as a springboard to discussion of difficult and challenging subject matter; and provide timely professional development for teachers and administrators.

For more information, visit their education page

Partnership with DC Collaborative

DC Collaborative Member since 2014.

"DC Collaborative provides the link we need to DC Public School system schools and teachers. The organization understands that film is art and that this art form can connect students to subject matter. It also links us to other arts organizations with whom we can share our pedagogy and from whom we can learn."

Arts and Humanities for Every Student Provider

AFI Silver Theatre is an AHFES Provider! Teachers may view their AHFES Catalogue here.

Fun fact! AFI Silver Theatre was "born" in the White House Rose Garden.

Contact the education department: Matthew Boratenski at



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Mailing: 975 F Street, NW
Location: 923 F Street, NW, #303
Washington, DC 20004
P: 202.470.6467

The DC Collaborative is a FY19 Service Organization grant recipient of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.