AFI FEST

NAME OF FESTIVAL: AFI FEST

SINCE: 1971

WHERE: Hollywood, California, USA

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

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.

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Martin Scorsese

AFI FEST to Honor Martin Scorsese

AFI FEST 2019 will honor Martin Scorsese with a tribute and present his most recent film, Netflix’s THE IRISHMAN, an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America.