AFI FEST provides a significant platform for both national and international cinema as an awards season kick-off event. Films since recognized internationally with many nominations and awards include BAD EDUCATION, BEYOND THE SEA, LES CHORISTES, HEAD ON, HOTEL RWANDA, HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, KONTROLL, RYAN, THE SEA INSIDE, SOMERSAULT, TWO CARS ONE NIGHT, A VERY LONG ENGAGEMENT, THE WOODSMAN and YESTERDAY.
Luminaries from around the globe attended AFI FEST 2004 presented by Audi, including Shohreh Aghdashloo, Pedro Almodovar, Alejandro Amenabar, Kevin Bacon, Javier Bardem, Gael Garcia Bernal, Thora Birch, Orlando Bloom, Kate Bosworth, Benjamin Bratt, Don Cheadle, Kevin Costner, Penelope Cruz, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Willem Dafoe, Tim Daly, Rosario Dawson, Stephen Dorff, Joseph Fiennes, Flea, Jodie Foster, Cuba Gooding Jr., John Goodman, Joshua Jackson, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Scarlett Johansson, Udo Kier, David Lynch, Emily Mortimer, Brittany Murphy, Edward James Olmos, Ron Perlman, Pink, Michael Radford, Robert Rodriguez, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Spacey, Harry Dean Stanton, Patrick Swayze, Audrey Tautou, Marisa Tomei, James Van Der Beek, Lesley Anne Warren, Zhang Ziyi and many more.
With 10 full days of international films, one-on-one meetings with entertainment professionals, happy hours, receptions and gala premieres, AFI FEST offers a crucial avenue of exposure to the entertainment community, while providing appreciative audiences with a festive atmosphere and the very best of world film, right in the film capital of the world.
Through a customized package consisting of brand awareness, marketing and hospitality elements, AFI FEST sponsors and marketing/media partners reach a diverse audience of film enthusiasts, emerging and established filmmakers, entertainment community professionals and consumers. AFI FEST's audience positively demonstrates the tremendous and rich diversity of the surrounding Los Angeles region.
Sponsors are integrated into the Festival's natural environments, programs and events to maximize relevant and high-impact exposure while enhancing the audience experience. Our attendee survey responses show our guests to be a highly educated, high income demographic who acknowledge sponsor participation positively. Our engaged audience accepts and acknowledges the sponsor as a supporter of their personal experiences. Our sponsors successfully cultivate goodwill while building consumer loyalty. Depending upon level of commitment, the following integrated sponsorship opportunities are available for AFI FEST:
AFI FEST events combine the Festival's culturally celebratory atmosphere with the elegance and personality of Old Hollywood.
- Opening Night Film & Gala
- Closing Night Film & Gala
- Centerpiece Screening & Gala
- AFI FEST Tribute & Reception
- Filmmaker Awards Presentation
- Launch Party
- Nightly Cinema Lounge
- Kodak CONNECT Luncheons
and Happy Hours
- Filmmaker Brunches
AFI FEST jury and audience awards recognize filmmakers who have excelled in their craft. AFI FEST award winners have included Terry George, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Kenneth Lonergan, Fernando Meirelles, Stacy Peralta and Jim Sheridan.
- International Feature Competition
- International Documentary
Competition Jury Award
- International Short Competition
- Audience Award: Best Feature Film
- Audience Award: Best
- Audience Award: Best Short Film
AFI FEST offers a diverse and expansive group of film sections both well known and well regarded for their distinctive and quality-driven film programming.
- International Feature
- International Documentary
- International Shorts Competition
- Latin Cinema Series
- Asian New Classics
- European Showcase
- American Directions
Please contact FestSponsorship@AFI.com with any sponsorship inquiries.