SINCE: 1971

WHERE: Hollywood, California, USA


AFI FEST is a world-class event, showcasing the best films from across the globe. With an innovative slate of programming, the five-day festival historically presents screenings, panels and conversations, featuring both master filmmakers and new cinematic voices.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards, and AFI FEST is still the only film festival in the United States to hold the prestigious FIAPF accreditation, assuring a high standard of quality and reliability for the international film community. AFI FEST is Los Angeles' longest running international film festival and has been bringing the best in world cinema to the film capital of the world since its launch as FILMEX in 1971.

Visit Festival Website

(L-R) Paul Dano, Mateo Zoryna Francis-DeFord, Michelle Williams, Gabriel LaBelle, Seth Rogen, Steven Spielberg and Chloe East at AFI FEST 2022 Red Carpet screening of THE FABELMANS at the TCL Chinese Theatre Nov. 6, 2022 – Photo Credit: AFI

AFI FEST 2023 Reveals Dates

The American Film Institute announced the dates for AFI FEST 2023 set to take place at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.