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.

“INHERENT VICE” and “THE GAMBLER” Added to the Lineup for 2014 AFI FEST

“INHERENT VICE” and “THE GAMBLER” Added to the Lineup for 2014 AFI FEST

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Warner Bros. Pictures’ INHERENT VICE and Paramount Pictures’ THE GAMBLER have been added to the lineup for the 2014 AFI FEST which will take place November 6 through 13 in Hollywood, California. THE GAMBLER directed by Rupert Wyatt will have its World Premiere on Monday, November 10, 2014, and INHERENT VICE written and directed by Academy Award® nominee Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon will play on Saturday, November 8.

FOXCATCHER to Close AFI FEST 2014

FOXCATCHER to Close AFI FEST 2014

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FOXCATCHER, directed by Academy Award® nominee Bennett Miller and starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award® nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award® winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller, will be the Closing Night Gala of AFI FEST on Thursday, November 13 at the Dolby Theatre®.

AFI FEST Announces 2014 Dates

AFI FEST Announces 2014 Dates

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The 28th edition of AFI FEST will take place November 6 through 13, 2014, in Hollywood, California.  The film festival is the only one of its stature that is free to the public, and is the only festival in North America with a market partner, the AFM (American Film Market). 

Submissions are now open and filmmakers are invited to submit narrative, documentary, experimental, animated and short films 

“THE ROCKET” “THE SELFISH GIANT” Among Winning Films at AFI FEST 2013

“THE ROCKET” “THE SELFISH GIANT” Among Winning Films at AFI FEST 2013

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AFI FEST 2013 announced the features and short films receiving this year’s Audience and Jury Awards.  THE ROCKET, an Australian film; THE SELFISH GIANT, made in the UK; WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE, an American independent film directed by Zeke Hawkins (AFI Class of 2009) and Simon Hawkins; and B FOR BOY, a Nigerian film, received Audience Awards.  Grand Jury Awards were presented to BUTTER LAMP, in the Live Action Short category, and THE PLACES WHERE WE LIVED, in the Animated Short category.  Special Jury Award winners were BALCONY and SYNDROMEDA.

AFI FEST 2013 Full Program Including World Cinema Selections

AFI FEST 2013 Full Program Including World Cinema Selections

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AFI FEST announced the remaining sections and films that will screen in the festival’s World Cinema, American Independents, Breakthrough, Midnight, Cinema’s Legacy and Presentations programs. This year’s program includes CLOSED CURTAIN directed by Jafar Panahi; MOEBIUS directed by Kim Ki-duk; OUR SUNHI directed by Hong Sang-soo; TOM AT THE FARM directed by Xavier Dolan and WE ARE THE BEST directed by Lukas Moodysson.

More Films, Centerpiece Galas and Special Screenings, Added to AFIFEST 2013

More Films, Centerpiece Galas and Special Screenings, Added to AFIFEST 2013

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Additional Centerpiece Galas and Special Screenings are now on the lineup for AFI FEST 2013 taking place November 7 through 14 in Hollywood, California.  There will be a red carpet Gala each night of the festival. The additional Centerpiece Galas are AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (Director: John Wells) on Friday, November 8; THE LAST EMPEROR 3D (Director: Bernardo Bertolucci) on Sunday, November 10; and the World Premiere of LONE SURVIVOR (Director: Peter Berg) on Tuesday, November 12. All Galas will be presented in the historic TCL Chinese Theatre. AFI FEST’s Special Screenings are HER (Director: Spike Jonze); THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (Director: Ralph Fiennes); JODOROWSKY’S DUNE (Director: Frank Pavich); MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (Director: Justin Chadwick); THE PAST (LE PASSÉ) (Director: Asghar Farhadi); PHILOMENA (Director: Stephen Frears); and THE UNKNOWN KNOWN: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF DONALD RUMSFELD (Director: Errol Morris).

AFI FEST Reveals 2013 Auteurs and Shorts Films

AFI FEST Reveals 2013 Auteurs and Shorts Films

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AFI FEST 2013 announced the films that will be featured in the New Auteurs and Shorts sections at this year’s festival taking place November 7 through 14 in Hollywood, California, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre, the Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.  The New Auteurs section highlights first and second-time feature film directors from around the world and the Shorts selections present wildly diverse points of view from a variety of countries around the world. 

OUT OF THE FURNACE, NEBRASKA, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY Added to 2013 AFI FEST

OUT OF THE FURNACE, NEBRASKA, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY Added to 2013 AFI FEST

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Additional red carpet Centerpiece Galas were announced for this year’s 2013 AFI FEST, including the World Premiere of Scott Cooper’s OUT OF THE FURNACE; Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA; accompanied by a Tribute to Bruce Dern; and THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, directed by and starring Ben Stiller. Stuart Cornfeld, an AFI Conservatory alumnus and recipient of the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal at the AFI Life Achievement Award ceremony held last June, is one of the producers of THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY. All galas will be presented in the historic TCL Theatre.

SAVING MR. BANKS will Open, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS to Close AFI FEST 2013

SAVING MR. BANKS will Open, INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS to Close AFI FEST 2013

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The North American Premiere Gala of Disney’s SAVING MR. BANKS will open AFI FEST 2013 on Thursday, November 7, and the World Premiere Opening Weekend Gala of Sony Picture Classics’ FOXCATCHER on Friday, November 8 will launch a lineup of independent and auteur films that will screen over the course of the festival from November 7-14, 2013.

AFI FEST Reveals 2013 Dates

AFI FEST Reveals 2013 Dates

AFI FEST 2013 officially announced its dates; this year’s festival will take place November 7 through 14 in Hollywood, California,  at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre (formerly known as Grauman’s Chinese), the Chinese 6 Theatres at the Hollywood & Highland Center, the Egyptian Theatre of the American Cinematheque and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Submissions are now open and filmmakers are invited to submit narrative, documentary, experimental, animated and short films at AFI.com/AFIFEST. The Academy of Motion […]

AFI FEST Announces 2012 Dates

AFI FEST Announces 2012 Dates

AFI FEST 2012 officially announced its dates and call for entries today. AFI FEST will take place November 1 through 8 in Hollywood, California, at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Chinese 6 Theatres at the Hollywood & Highland Center, the Egyptian Theatre of the American Cinematheque and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Submissions are also now open and filmmakers are invited to submit narrative, documentary, experimental, animated and short films. The final submission deadline for […]

WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT and the Complete List of Winners of 2011 AFI FEST

WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT and the Complete List of Winners of 2011 AFI FEST

AFI FEST 2011 announced the features and short films that took home this year’s Audience and Jury Awards. The audience voted the lesbian themed drama, WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT by first-time writer/director, Alexandra-Therese Keining the winner in the Breakthrough Section.

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THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN to close 2011 AFI Fest

THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN to close 2011 AFI Fest

Paramount Pictures and Columbia Pictures’ THE ADVENTURES OF TINTIN, directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award®-winning director Steven Spielberg, will have its North American Premiere as the Closing Night Gala of AFI FEST 2011. The film is based on the internationally beloved and irrepressible characters created by Hergé and stars Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. It is produced by Academy Award® winners Spielberg, Peter Jackson and […]

AFI FEST announces the film retrospective curated by Guest Artistic Director Pedro Almodóvar

AFI FEST announces the film retrospective curated by Guest Artistic Director Pedro Almodóvar

AFI FEST has released the film retrospective curated by Guest Artistic Director Pedro Almodóvar for the 2011 festival. In addition to the screening of his film LAW OF DESIRE as An Evening With Pedro Almodóvar Gala presentation on Monday, November 7, Almodóvar’s program of classic horror films and thrillers are EYES WITHOUT A FACE (DIR Georges Franju, 1960), LE CERCLE ROUGE (DIR Jean-Pierre Melville, 1970), NIGHTMARE ALLEY (DIR Edmund Goulding, 1947) and THE KILLERS (DIR […]

AFI FEST 2011 Announces World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight and Shorts programs

AFI FEST 2011 Announces World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight and Shorts programs

AFI FEST announced the remaining programs and films that will screen in the festival’s World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight and Shorts programs at the 25th edition this November. 

The festival describes each programs as “World Cinema showcases the most anticipated and prize-winning international films of the year, Breakthrough highlights works discovered only through the submissions process and Midnight’s eclectic selection presents films with provocative and unexpected ideas.” {jathumbnail off}

AFI FEST 2011 Announces Young Americans, New Auteurs and Spotlight Lineup

AFI FEST 2011 Announces Young Americans, New Auteurs and Spotlight Lineup

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AFI FEST 2011 announced the films that will be featured in the festival’s Young Americans, New Auteurs and Spotlight sections at the 25th edition this November. Young Americans features work by emerging U.S. filmmakers, while New Auteurs highlights first and second-time feature film directors from around the world. This year’s Spotlight section focuses on acclaimed independent American filmmaker Joe Swanberg, featuring presentations of films from his Full Moon Trilogy – SILVER BULLETS, ART HISTORY and the world premiere of THE ZONE. {jathumbnail off}

AFI FEST officially announces its 2011 dates

AFI FEST officially announces its 2011 dates

AFI FEST, celebrating its 25th year in 2011, will take place November 3 through 10 in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 Theatres at the Hollywood & Highland Center, the Egyptian Theatre of the American Cinematheque and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The American Film Market (AFM), will be held November 2 through 9. Submissions are now open and filmmakers are invited to submit narrative, documentary, experimental, animated and short […]

AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi Announces 8 Red Carpet Galas

AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi today announced its Centerpiece Galas, featuring ABEL (DIR Diego Luna), BARNEY’S VERSION (DIR Richard J. Lewis), BLUE VALENTINE (DIR Derek Cianfrance), CASINO JACK (DIR George Hickenlooper), THE COMPANY MEN (DIR John Wells) and an ensemble Tribute to THE KING’S SPEECH with director Tom Hooper and actors Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush.

 

Also announced today are the films that will be presented as Special Screenings: The U.S. premiere of AMIGO (DIR John Sayles), CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (DIR Werner Herzog) in 3-D, MADE IN DAGENHAM (DIR Nigel Cole) and RABBIT HOLE (DIR John Cameron Mitchell).

AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi Announces Young Americans And New Auteurs Titles

AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi Announces Young Americans And New Auteurs Titles

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AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi announced that free tickets will be made available to the general public on October 28; AFI members will have advance access to free tickets on October 27.

The festival also revealed the feature films that will screen in its first-ever Young

Americans section and the New Auteurs section, as well as four new feature film awards. AFI FEST 2010 will take place in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel from November 4-11, 2010. {jathumbnail off}

AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi Announces Complete Lineup Of Special Presentations

AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi announced the full slate of Special Presentations to be offered during the festival, including three new events that have been added to the program: CINEMA’S LEGACY WITH SCREENWRITER AARON SORKIN on November 7; ON ACTING – A CONVERSATION WITH HALLE BERRY on November 9; and a secret screening in Grauman’s Chinese Theatre on November 9 at 9:30 p.m featuring an upcoming major Hollywood release. The title of the secret […]

Afi Fest 2010 Announces World Premiere Of Love & Other Drugs As Opening Night Gala And Black Swan As Closing Night Gala

Afi Fest 2010 Announces World Premiere Of Love & Other Drugs As Opening Night Gala And Black Swan As Closing Night Gala

AFI FEST 2010 will host the world premiere of Edward Zwick’s LOVE & OTHER DRUGS as the festival’s Opening Night Gala on November 4. Darren Aronofsky’s BLACK SWAN closes the festival on November 11. AFI FEST 2010 will take place in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel from November 4-11, 2010.

”Ed Zwick and Darren Aronofsky honor us by premiering their films at AFI FEST,” said Bob Gazzale, President and CEO of the American Film Institute. ”As alumni of the AFI Conservatory, both men symbolize a perfect fusion of the Institute’s national mandate to educate the next generation of storytellers and to honor the artists and their work.” David Lynch, who serves as the festival’s Guest Artistic Director, is also a graduate of the AFI Conservatory. {jathumbnail off}

David Lynch Named AFI Fest Guest Artistic Director

David Lynch Named AFI Fest Guest Artistic Director

AFI FEST presented by Audi announced today that award-winning filmmaker and artist David Lynch will serve as its first-ever Guest Artistic Director. AFI FEST 2010 will take place November 4 through 11 in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Lynch has also created artwork that will serve as the official image of the 24th annual festival. In addition, as Guest Artistic Director, Lynch will program a special sidebar of films that influence and inspire him and present these films at the festival in November. His film selections will be announced in October. {jathumbnail off}