Closing Dynasty directed by Lloyd Lee Choi won the Grand Jury Prize – Live Action Short at AFI FEST 2023.
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.
Guest Artistic Director Greta Gerwig Reveals Curated Films + ‘Lee’ Starring Kate Winslet Premieres at AFI Fest
U.S. Premiere of Lee, starring Academy Award winning actress Kate Winslet, has been added to the Special Screenings of AFI FEST.
AFI Fest 2023 unveiled the lineup of 141 features and shorts from 49 countries including the World Premiere of Albert Brooks: Defending My Life directed by Rob Reiner.
Maxine’s Baby: The Tyler Perry Story an intimate portrait of the writer, actor, filmmaker, will World Premiere at AFI FEST 2023.
Bradley Cooper’s Maestro, the film chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Bernstein will close AFI FEST 2023.
The World Premiere of the apocalyptic thriller Leave the World Behind, starring Julia Roberts, Mahershala Ali, will open the 37th AFI Fest.
The American Film Institute announced the dates for AFI FEST 2023 set to take place at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
AFI FEST 2022 Awards: BIRDS, HAULOUT and SIERRA Win Oscar Qualifying Grand Jury Prizes for Short Films
Birds directed by Katherine Propper wins the Oscar qualifying Grand Jury Prize – Live Action Short at AFI FEST 2022.
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..