AFI FEST

NAME OF FESTIVAL: AFI FEST
SINCE: 1971
WHERE: Hollywood, California, USA
WEBSITE: www.afi.com/afifest/
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: AFI FEST takes place each fall in Hollywood, California.The American Film Institute’s annual celebration of international cinema from modern masters and emerging filmmakers, AFI FEST features nightly red-carpet galas, special screenings, conversations and tributes. 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.

LAND AND SHADE, JAMES WHITE, MA, MUSTANG Among Winning Films at AFI FEST 2015

LAND AND SHADE, JAMES WHITE, MA, MUSTANG Among Winning Films at AFI FEST 2015

AFI FEST 2015 revealed the feature and short films receiving the Jury and Audience Awards. The New Auteurs Grand Jury Award was presented to LAND AND SHADE (pictured above), while DISORDER received a Special Jury Mention for Direction, and DESDE ALLÁ received a Special Jury Mention for Screenplay. This year’s Audience Award recipients in the New Auteurs, World Cinema and Breakthrough sections included MUSTANG, JAMES WHITE and MA. The complete list of award winners of AFI FEST […]

AFI FEST 2015 Reveals the Last Batch of Films – Films in World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight, Shorts and Cinema’s Legacy programs

AFI FEST 2015 Reveals the Last Batch of Films – Films in World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight, Shorts and Cinema’s Legacy programs

AFI FEST 2015 announced the films that will screen in the World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight, Shorts and Cinema’s Legacy programs. AFI FEST will take place November 5–12, 2015, in the heart of Hollywood. World Cinema showcases the most acclaimed international films of the year; Breakthrough highlights true discoveries of the programming process; Midnight selections will grip audiences with terror; and Cinema’s Legacy highlights classic movies and films about cinema. World Cinema and Breakthrough selections are […]

WHERE TO INVADE NEXT, THE 33 Among New Films Added to 2015 AFI FEST

WHERE TO INVADE NEXT, THE 33 Among New Films Added to 2015 AFI FEST

Two more Centerpiece Galas, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT, directed by Michael Moore, and THE 33, directed by Patricia Riggen have been added to 2015 AFI FEST. WHERE TO INVADE NEXT, directed by Michael Moore, will screen on Saturday, November 7 at the Lloyd E. Rigler Theatre at the Egyptian. THE 33, directed by Patricia Riggen and starring Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Mario Casas, Juan Pablo Raba, Adriana Barraza, […]

AFI FEST 2015 Reveals Films in New Auteurs and American Independent Lineup, Include FIELD NIGGAS, JAMES WHITE, IXCANUL

AFI FEST 2015 Reveals Films in New Auteurs and American Independent Lineup, Include FIELD NIGGAS, JAMES WHITE, IXCANUL

The 29th AFI FEST taking place November 5 to 12, 2015 in the heart of Hollywood, revealed 20 more films on the lineup – the films that will be featured in the New Auteurs and American Independent programs during AFI FEST 2015. The American Independents section represents the best of independent filmmaking this year includes 9 films; and the New Auteurs section includes 11 first and second-time narrative feature film directors from around the world, whose films will […]

CONCUSSION Starring Will Smith will World Premiere as Centerpiece Gala of AFI FEST 2015

CONCUSSION Starring Will Smith will World Premiere as Centerpiece Gala of AFI FEST 2015

CONCUSSION, starring two-time Academy Award® nominee Will Smith, written and directed by Peter Landesman, and produced by Ridley Scott, Giannina Scott, David Wolthoff, Larry Shuman and Elizabeth Cantillon, will World Premiere as the Centerpiece Gala of AFI FEST 2015. Written and directed by “Parkland” director Peter Landesman, the drama is a true story and stars Smith as Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who first discovered the the detrimental medical repercussions of football-related head injuries. His discovered brought […]

World Premiere of THE BIG SHORT Starring Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, Marisa Tomei to Close 2015 AFI FEST | TRAILER

World Premiere of THE BIG SHORT Starring Steve Carell, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, Marisa Tomei to Close 2015 AFI FEST | TRAILER

THE BIG SHORT featuring an all-star cast, will be the Closing Night film of AFI FEST on Thursday, November 12 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Directed by Adam McKay with a screenplay by Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, the film stars Academy Award® winners Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei; Academy Award® nominees Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling; and Hamish Linklater, John Magaro, Rafe Spall, Jeremy Strong and Finn Wittrock. The film is […]

World Premiere of Angelina Jolie Pitt’s BY THE SEA to Kick off AFI FEST 2015 | TRAILER

World Premiere of Angelina Jolie Pitt’s BY THE SEA to Kick off AFI FEST 2015 | TRAILER

The world premiere of Angelina Jolie Pitt’s BY THE SEA will kick off AFI FEST 2015 on Thursday, November 5.  BY THE SEA follows an American writer (Brad Pitt) and his wife (Angelina Jolie Pitt) who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. The film is written, directed, produced by and starring Academy Award winner Jolie Pitt and co-produced by and starring Academy Award winner Pitt. “Time and […]