Birds directed by Katherine Propper wins the Oscar qualifying Grand Jury Prize – Live Action Short at AFI FEST 2022.
NAME OF FESTIVAL: AFI FEST
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.
AFI Fest Film Festival 2022 unveiled the full lineup of 125 films including Bones and All, Le Pupille, Nanny, SR., and Women Talking.
Ava DuVernay will serve as Guest Artistic Director at AFI Fest 2022 and has selected three independent films by women directors to showcase.
Six red carpet premiere films including Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths, by Alejandro González Iñárritu will screen at AFI FEST 2022.
The World Premiere of the documentary Selena Gomez: My Mind and Me by Alek Keshishian will open the 36th AFI FEST..
The Fabelmans, the coming-of-age drama directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, will close AFI FEST 2022.
AFI FEST 2022 officially announced its dates and will expand its programming with nonfiction films traditionally presented at AFI DOCS.
Jockey took the Audience Award – Narrative Feature and Juice Wrld won the Audience Award – Documentary Feature at AFI FEST 2021.
In the new chapter from Illumination’s film franchise, ever-optimistic Buster Moon and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage show yet.
The critically acclaimed drama film The Power Of The Dog has been added to the AFI FEST 2021 lineup.
AFI FEST unveiled the full lineup for this year’s festival including Parallel Mothers, directed by Academy Award winner Pedro Almodóvar.
Halle Berry’s directorial debut Bruised and Benjamin Cleary’s feature directorial debut Swan Song will premiere at AFI FEST 2021.