AFI FEST 2017 has officially announced its dates and call for entries. The 31st edition of AFI FEST will take place in Hollywood, California, from November 9 to 16, 2017.
NAME OF FESTIVAL: AFI FEST
WHERE: Hollywood, California, USA
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.
AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi announced the features and short films that received this year’s Jury and Audience Awards. THE FUTURE PERFECT won the New Auteurs Grand Jury Award, however DIVINES was the audience’s favorite
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced the Conversations and Presentations lineup for AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi.
The two-day State of the Art Technology Showcase: Innovation and Immersive Storytelling at AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi, will feature a selection of 360-degree, VR and immersive short film experiences.
AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi will close with the Special Closing Night Gala Presentation of CBS Films and Lionsgate’s PATRIOTS DAY. Directed by Peter Berg and starring Academy Award® nominee Mark Wahlberg
SPLIT, from Academy Award®-nominated director/writer/producer M. Night Shyamalan and Academy Award®-nominated producer Jason Blum, will play as a Special Screening at AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi.
The World Premiere of the CG-animated film MOANA (DIRS Ron Clements, John Musker) will play in the Special Screenings section of AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi
JACKIE, directed by Pablo Larraín, will screen as a Centerpiece Gala at AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi. Starring Academy Award® winner Natalie Portman, the film will screen on Monday, November 14
LA LA LAND will screen as a Centerpiece Gala at AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi.
The American Film Institute (AFI) revealed today the films that will be featured in the World Cinema, Cinema’s Legacy and newly added Masters in Conversation sections at AFI FEST 2016
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the films that will be featured in the New Auteurs, Shorts, American Independents and Midnight sections at AFI FEST 2016
AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi will honor actress Annette Bening with a Tribute and Centerpiece Gala screening at the festival.
The World Premiere of THE COMEDIAN directed by Taylor Hackford will play as a Special Screening of AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi.
AFI FEST 2016 presented by Audi will honor acclaimed actress Isabelle Huppert with a Tribute and a Gala screening at the festival.
In celebration of the 30th edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi, a trio of diverse female trailblazers – Dorothy Dandridge, Ida Lupino and Anna May Wong – will be featured in both the festival’s 2016 key art and programming lineup.
The World Premiere of RULES DON’T APPLY — written, directed, produced by and starring AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award® winner Warren Beatty — will be the Opening Night Gala of AFI FEST 2016
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 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 […]
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
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 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
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 […]
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 […]
AFI FEST 2014 Reveals Remaining Films on World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight, and Cinema’s Legacy Program Lineup
AFI FEST 2014 revealed the remaining films that will screen in the World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight, and Cinema’s Legacy programs. AFI FEST will take place November 6 through 13 in Hollywood, CA, at the Dolby Theatre®, the TCL Chinese Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.