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AFI FEST 2017: Timothée Chalamet on CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Rising star Timothée Chalamet spends a sun-dappled summer in Italy falling in love with Armie Hammer in director Luca Guadagnino’s exquisite CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Adapted from the celebrated novel by André Aciman, the passionate romance — built on stolen glances, coded exchanges and erotic tension — is also a coming-of-age story, with its young protagonist Elio…

AFI FEST 2017: Robert Altman’s Son on His Father’s Legacy – ‘People Were Eager to Gamble With Him’

As part of AFI FEST 2017 and the 50th Anniversary of the American Film Institute, we are launching a retrospective to celebrate the work of late filmmaker Robert Altman, a true master and icon of American cinema.

Announcing AFI FEST Tech Showcase VR and Panels

AFI has revealed the Tech Showcase lineup for AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi.  The Tech Showcase will include a selection of 360-degree, virtual reality, augmented reality and immersive short film experiences representing a cross-section of what’s currently possible in this new cinematic medium.  The Showcase will be on display November 11–14 at The Hollywood Roosevelt,…

AFI FEST’s American Independents Filmmakers Pick Their Top Five Films From the Last 50 Years

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the American Film Institute, AFI FEST filmmakers in the American Independents section shared with us their five favorite films from the past 50 years — from 1967 and onwards. Below, their responses.

Audi and AFI Support Female Filmmakers – Watch Video

Watch this new video — featuring AFI Conservatory & AFI Directing Workshop for Women alumnae — to learn how Audi and AFI have collaborated to celebrate diversity – and drive progress. The clip talks about women in film and a spotlight on the Audi Fellowship for Women, which Audi created earlier this year to support one…

AFI FEST Spotlight on Conversations: Sofia Coppola Talks THE BEGUILED

As part of AFI FEST’s Conversations section, Sofia Coppola will sit down for a moderated, in-depth discussion of her latest film, THE BEGUILED, on Saturday, November 11. The film is set at an all-female Southern boarding school during the American Civil War. When the women bring an injured Union soldier into the school to recover,…

AFI FEST 2017: From Michael Haneke to Agnieszka Holland, 14 Foreign Language Oscar Entries in Lineup

Each year, AFI FEST prides itself on playing a substantial number of the year’s Foreign Language Oscar® entries from a variety of countries, this year comprising 14 titles that span from locales as far-flung as Hungary and Lebanon to India and beyond. Thirteen of the titles can be found in the festival’s World Cinema section,…

Filmmakers, Nation’s Leaders and AFI Celebrate 50 Years

On Wednesday, November 1, AFI celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Gala dinner in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC — commemorating the Institute’s roots in the nation’s capital, and 50 years of partnership with the Library of Congress (LOC). See photos below. The evening’s program included remarks from Morgan…

AFI FEST 2017 Presentations and Conversations Announced

AFI today announced the Presentations and Conversations lineups for AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi.

Announcing AFI FEST 2017’s World Cinema, Midnight and Youth & Family Programming Lineups

American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the films that will be featured in the World Cinema, Midnight and Youth and Family sections at AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi. The World Cinema section showcases the most celebrated international films of the year and features 30 films from 39 countries. The section includes 13 official Best…

Announcing AFI FEST 2017’s Special Screenings, Cinema’s Legacy and Shorts Lineups

AFI announced today the films that will play in the Special Screenings, Cinema’s Legacy and Shorts sections at AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi.

AFI Conservatory Discipline Head Stephen Lighthill to Receive ASC Presidents Award

In recognition of his contributions to the art of cinematography, the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC)  has announced that Stephen Lighthill, AFI Conservatory Cinematography Discipline Head, will receive the ASC Presidents Award at a gala on February 17, 2018. The Presidents Award honors an individual’s contributions to the next generation of cinematographers, and Lighthill joins the…