AFI FEST 2002 E-Newsletter - September 18, 2002
1. WELCOME TO AFI FEST 2002
2. AFI FEST AND ARCLIGHT HOLLYWOOD
3. PASS AND TICKET INFORMATION
4. CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
5. AFI FEST 2002 KEY DATES - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
6. AFI AT ARCLIGHT CONTINUES WITH ACADEMY AWARD-NOMINATED SHORTS
7. AFI FEST 2002 CORPORATE PARTNERS
8. ABOUT AFI
9. CONTACT US
THE BEST FILMS IN THE WORLD ARE HERE
AFI FEST 2002!!!
November 7 - 17
AFI FEST 2002 is almost here!
For 10 days and nights this November, AFI FEST 2002 will present the best of world cinema - a celebration that includes world and US premieres, nightly cultural events, filmmaker Q & As and receptions, live music, a Cinema Lounge and much more!
Now in its 16th year, AFI FEST is one of the nation's fastest-growing film events. Since its inception, AFI FEST has aimed to serve as the festival-of-record for the very best in international film. Films such as NO MAN'S LAND; MONSTER'S BALL; LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL; THE CIDER HOUSE RULES; QUILLS; BEFORE NIGHT FALLS; O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?; AMORES PERROS; and YOU CAN COUNT ON ME have all premiered at recent AFI film festivals.
AFI FEST 2002 will feature:
Festival passes are available now! Tickets on sale October 18. Reduced rate tickets and passes are available.
- At least 120 films vying for jury and audience awards through an International Competition of features, documentaries and shorts.
- Asian New Classics, European Film Showcase, American Directions and Latin Cinema Series.
- The Made in Germany series. Following two very successful annual showcases of German film in Los Angeles in 2000 and 2001, the Export-Union of German Cinema and AFI FEST 2002 have teamed up to present an extraordinary showcase of contemporary German cinema.
- Opening Night, Centerpiece and Closing Night Galas.
- The Cinema Lounge and Box Office. This is where all roads meet - the place to pick up tickets and passes, check your e-mail, find sponsor information and make new friends. And, in our adjacent Cinema Lounge, passholders can grab a drink, have a meeting and catch their breath.
- Nightly cultural evenings in the courtyard, as well as other parties, receptions and events.
To order passes now, or for more information, please contact us via:
For more pass and ticket information, see below.
2. THE ARCLIGHT HOLLYWOOD IS AFI FEST'S NEW HOME!
AFI FEST is proud to announce that all regular AFI FEST 2002 screenings will take place at the ArcLight Hollywood - a new, state-of-the art theater complex that features 15 theaters, including the historic Cinerama Dome.
The ArcLight Hollywood is a unique movie-going experience. Located in the heart of Hollywood, the ArcLight features the best theater seats in LA; gourmet food and beverages; technical consultants at every screening; and friendly, knowledgeable ushers.
The ArcLight Hollywood is located at 6360 Sunset Blvd., between Vine and Ivar.
For more information about ArcLight, visit: www.arclightcinemas.com
Parking for AFI FEST is only $2 for the first three hours and $6 for the entire day.
3. HOW CAN I GO?
Nothing could be easier.
FEST Passes are now available. We offer a broad selection, with a pass to match your style, budget and mood:
Quick, Easy Access for Film Professionals
Admits one film professional to all Festival screenings (excluding Opening, Centerpiece and Closing Galas and Tribute) and Cinema Lounge
*Business Card Required
The Best Value for Those With Flexible Schedules
Admits one to all matinee (before 6:00 p.m.) Festival screenings
Reduced Rate: $43
The Most Popular Pass For All Regular Screenings
Admits one to all Festival screenings (excluding Opening and Closing Night), Tribute, Centerpiece Gala and Cinema Lounge
Reduced Rate: $170
Total Access and Bring A Guest To The Galas
Admits one to all Festival screenings and the Tribute. Also includes two tickets to Opening, Centerpiece and Closing Galas (premiere and reception) and access for two to the Cinema Lounge.
Reduced Rate: $510
REDUCED RATE TICKETS AND PASSES:
Students, seniors and members in good standing with the following organizations are eligible for reduced rate passes and tickets:
AFI, ArcLight, IDA, American Cinematheque, IFP, DGA, PGA, SAG, WGA, WIF, AMPAS, AFMA, LACMA, Norton Simon, Stella Adler and Skirball Cultural Center.
Proof of organization membership and/or valid ID is required at time of ticket pick-up.
To Order Passes Now:
Call: 1.866.AFI FEST
Starting Friday, October 18, individual tickets can be purchased by calling 1.866.AFI FEST, ordering online at http://www.AFI.com/AFIFEST/2002/ or by visiting the AFI FEST 2002 Box Office located at ArcLight Hollywood.
4. AFI FEST 2002 SEEKS VOLUNTEERS AND INTERNS!
Do you love film as much as we do? Are you interested in learning the nuts and bolts of how an international festival is produced and managed? Do you like working with energized, bright people dedicated to bringing the best of world cinema to Los Angeles?
We are currently accepting applications for volunteer and/or intern positions in the following areas:
AFI FEST 2002 WRITING PROGRAM
Journalism students and other writers are encouraged to submit a resume for our AFI FEST 2002 Writing Program. Accepted volunteers will help write our regular e-mail newsletter (daily during the Festival) - including exclusive features on AFI FEST directors and events - as well as daily reports on Festival parties, screenings and receptions. Writers will also support the marketing team with creating AFI FEST promotional materials.
Assist our talented film programmers with film tracking and maintenance of submission files.
MARKETING AND OUTREACH
Work with our friendly, tireless marketing team! Responsibilities include helping to cultivate relationships with embassies, organizations and other groups with close ties to our audiences; spearheading outreach initiatives designed to promote AFI showcases to our spectrum of audiences (including Asian, Latino, German and European); and assisting trafficking and distribution of marketing materials, including print ads, e-mails, posters and other art.
Work with our professional publicity team distributing collateral, coordinating press accreditation, answering phones and filing, as well as providing film information to journalists both before and during the FEST.
Work with our Special Events Producer in putting together all activities and parties surrounding Opening, Centerpiece, and Closing Night Galas and our Awards Ceremony.
Learn from the best in our world-class sponsorship department. Responsibilities include communications with sponsoring companies (materials deadlines, design and equipment decisions, etc.); assistance in the fulfillment of sponsorship benefits; on-site presence coordination (creation and delivery of banners/signs); database maintenance and entry.
Work closely with the Print Traffic Coordinator and the Technical Director to enhance your knowledge of film formats, aspect ratio and the behind-the-scenes infrastructure of our successful film festival. This busy department is looking for physically strong individuals to assist in the delivery and inventory/tracking of films. Interested applicants must be dependable, well organized and willing to work long hours. Some heavy lifting is required.
OTHER AREAS INCLUDE:
Ticketing, Theatre Staff and Hospitality
Credit is available for college students interested in an internship for the fall semester. (Contact your educational institution first for requirements.)
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
For more information about becoming a volunteer, please attend the Volunteer Call on Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:45 p.m. at the ArcLight Hollywood (located at 6360 Sunset Boulevard, between Vine and Ivar).
Our new Volunteer Coordinator Peggy Ellithorpe and other AFI staff members will be on hand to discuss volunteer opportunities at AFI FEST, including information about each department, staff expectations, and an explanation of volunteer benefits.
Please bring a completed application with you. To apply, click here, download the volunteer application, print and fill it out, and bring it with you to the meeting. If you don't have online access, you can fill out an application at the meeting.
The meeting will be for both new and tenured volunteers. If you are unable to attend, please email Peggy at email@example.com or call her at 323.856.7871. (Volunteer applications can be faxed to 323.462.4049)
5. AFI FEST 2002 KEY DATES - MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Grab that date book! Book the babysitter. Important AFI FEST 2002 dates are fast approaching.
Monday, September 9, 2002||
Registration Forms Available
|Friday, October 11|| Quick Guide Film Schedule available|
Schedule available at www.AFI.com
|Wednesday, October 16 || LAUNCH PARTY |
|Friday, October 18 || TICKETS GO ON SALE at 1.866.AFI FEST and|
www.AFI.com and the AFI Box Office
at the ArcLight Hollywood
|Monday, November 4 || Festival Program Guides Available|
|Thursday, November 7 || OPENING NIGHT GALA|
|Monday, November 11 || Veterans Day Holiday|
|Tuesday, November 12 || CENTERPIECE GALA, KODAK CONNECT begins|
|Friday, November 15 || Filmmaker Awards Announcement|
|Saturday, November 16 || FILMMAKER TRIBUTE|
|Sunday, November 17 || CLOSING NIGHT GALA|
6. AFI at ArcLight Presents: Academy Award¨ Nominated Short Film Series
September 12 - October 10
If film is a life-long romance, then a good short can be its greatest kiss. Powerful, elegant and often go-for-broke, the best shorts can be as thrilling as Hitchcock, as funny as Wilder and as daring and ground-breaking as Cassavetes. For the AFI at ArcLight series' next installment, we proudly present the very best of these shorts - recent Academy Award¨ winners that prove, once again, that sometimes less really is more.
As the AFI at ArcLight series enters its third installment, it is an honor to present these rarely seen works of art, as part of an ongoing series that has recently featured Latin Cinema Milestones and The Music Documentary Series, among an ever-expanding lineup of unique film programs.
The Academy Award¨ Nominated Short Film Series begins Thursday, September 12, continuing for five weeks through Thursday, October 10. All screenings begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by Q & A sessions with the filmmakers.
Thursday, Sept. 12 2001 Academy Short Film Series
One soldier battles with "relaxation and tranquility" and a television set in FIFTY PERCENT GREY; a caveman fights his hyperactive beard in pursuit of true love in STUBBLE TROUBLE; a schoolgirl interviewed for television tells a somewhat unconventional tale in GIVE UP YOUR AUL SINS; and the Academy Award¨ winner THE ACCOUNTANT documents one man's battle to change the course of history. COPY SHOP, GREGOR'S GREATEST INVENTION, A MAN THING, SPEED FOR THESBIANS, FOR THE BIRDS and STRANGE INVADERS wrap up the 2001 Academy Award nominees and winners.
Thursday, Sept. 19 2000 Academy Short Film Series
In the middle of the Holocaust, one Hungarian girl posing as a Christian tries to save her family from the Nazis in ONE DAY CROSSING; Academy Award¨ winner FATHER AND DAUGHTER tracks the life of a Danish daughter's journey and the father who abandoned her; an animator's commissioned works too closely reflect his own fall into absurdity and violence in REJECTED; and QUIERO SER documents the touching journey of two brothers as they must decide too early in their lives what is most important. BY COURIER, SERAGLIO, A SOCCER STORY and THE PERWIG MAKER round out this incredible year.
Thursday, Sept. 26 1999 & 1998 Academy Short Film Series
A boy's obsession with the meaning of sexuality, adulthood, friendship and reality finds purchase in KILLING JOE. Did this grandmother work covertly in the Norwegian resistance? Perhaps they are just stories, in MY GRANDMOTHER IRONED THE KING'S SHIRTS. After witnessing the accidental death of a stranger, Ruby the Pig seeks affirmation in the city around her in WHEN THE DAY BREAKS; a female factory worker finds her limit in MORE; and a tattered old BUNNY is stalked by a hairy, battered moth.
Thursday, Oct. 3 1997 Academy Short Film Series
Haunted by Jewish refugees outside the consulate gates, a Japanese diplomat and his wife must decide how much they are willing to risk in VISAS AND VIRTUE; an aging codger plays a game of chess, turning the tables in an unexpected way in GERI'S GAME; years after failing to catch her, the obsessed Wolf tries again in REDUX RIDING HOOD; and five people have trouble with telephones in IT'S GOOD TO TALK.
Thursday, Oct. 10 1996 Academy Short Film Series
A young Gael Garcia Bernal comes of age in DE TRIPAS, CORAZON; a man loses track of his recently adopted dog during a battle with a huge metal creature in CANHEAD; a classic tale of temptation unfolds uniquely in the animated opera LA SALLA; the German surrealist tale of a being made of sand and its encounter with running water in QUEST; and Academy Award¨ winner DEAR DIARY.
7. AFI FEST 2002 PARTNERS
Please recognize the following companies that provide support to AFI FEST 2002, and an unwavering commitment to the international film community and its audiences around the world:
Los Angeles Times
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Ramada Plaza Hotel West Hollywood
SilverDocs: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival
Eastman Kodak Company
The Export-Union of German Cinema
Hollywood Celebrity Diet
Hollywood Sign Trust
Home Box Office
Los Angeles Magazine
Cultural Affairs Department/City of Los Angeles
The Magic Castle
Screen Actors Guild
Writers Guild of America
El Capitan Theatre
United Talent Agency
Film Commission Partners
Film Offices of the Hawaiian Islands
Maryland Film Commission
Mississippi Film Office
Nevada Film Office
Oregon Film & Video Office
AFI FEST 2002 is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
AFI FEST 2002 is proud to continue its collaborative partnership with the Skirball Cultural Center.
AFI FEST 2002's Made in Germany series is made possible through the cooperation of the Export-Union of German Cinema.
Companies and brands that have an interest in reaching a desirable, affluent, trend-setting and young audience of film fans, filmmakers and members of the international film community should know about the marketing partnership, sponsorship and promotional opportunities offered by AFI FEST. For information on how you can differentiate or build your company or brand, please call Laurie Bianchi at 323.856.7739, or contact her via e-mail at lbianchi@AFI.com.
8. ABOUT AFI
The American Film Institute (AFI) is the preeminent organization dedicated to advancing and preserving the art of film, television and other forms of the moving image. AFI trains the next generation of moving image artists, provides leadership in the nationwide film and television preservation effort and explores new technologies in the digital media arts. AFI also presents the best of film through the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival (AFI FEST) in Los Angeles; the AFI National Theater at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC; the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD, opening in 2003; and the annual AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor given for a career in film.
9. CONTACT US
AFI FEST 2002 (November 7 - 17)
1.866.AFI FEST or 323.856.7709
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