AFI Fest 2010 presented by Audi will be held November 4 - 11, 2010 in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 at the Hollywood & Highland Center, and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. AFI Fest is the longest-running international film festival in Los Angeles.
Each fall, AFI Fest presents the year's most significant films. Kicking off the awards season each year, AFI Fest offers a crucial avenue of exposure to the entertainment community. Featuring international work from emerging filmmakers, global showcases of films from the great masters and red-carpet gala premieres, AFI Fest brings the very best of world cinema to the city of Los Angeles, the film capital of the world. 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 presented by Audi is still the only film festival in the United States to hold the prestigious FIAPF accreditation (www.FIAPF.org), assuring a high standard of quality and reliability for the international film community.
AFI Fest 2009 presented by Audi celebrated its 23rd year with the theme "SEE A FILM ON US" by offering free tickets to all of the screenings. The festival enjoyed record attendance, as audiences turned out in force to attend films and special events. Programming highlights from AFI Fest 2009 presented by Audi included seven consecutive nights of galas and tributes, including FANTASTIC MR FOX, PRECIOUS, THE MESSENGER, A SINGLE MAN, THE ROAD and a 50th Anniversary digitally re-mastered presentation of Alfred Hitchcock's NORTH BY NORTHWEST; tributes to Viggo Mortensen and Christopher Plummer, the latter featuring a screening of THE LAST STATION; red carpet appearances by Wes Anderson, Drew Barrymore, Angela Bassett, Kate Beckinsale, Nicolas Cage, Lee Daniels, Julie Delpy, Robert De Niro, Colin Firth, Tom Ford, Terry Gilliam, Woody Harrelson, Werner Herzog, Martin Landau, Julianne Moore, Mo'Nique, Bill Murray, Tyler Perry, Eva Marie Saint, Jason Schwartzman, Charlize Theron and Oprah Winfrey; and access to the AFI DigiFest new media conference.
The American Film Market (AFM), November 3 - 10, 2010 is the market partner of AFI Fest. Since its formation in 2004, this strategic partnership has grown into the largest gathering of film professionals in North America. The association between the two events connects art and commerce, broadening the opportunities for all participants.
For more information please email us at AFIFEST@AFI.COM or call us toll-free at 1.866.AFI FEST (1.866.234.3378).