AFI FEST 2022: Oscar Submissions – American Film Institute


AFI FEST 2022: Oscar Submissions

Nominations for the Academy Award® for Best International Feature Film are of global importance. These AFI FEST 2022 films are the cream of the crop, not only in their country of origin, but in the year of cinema as a whole.


Followed by a conversation with director Carla Simón.

In Spain’s official Oscar® submission and the second feature from Carla Simón (SUMMER 1993, AFI FEST 2017), the close-knit Solé family, nestled in the rural village of Alcarràs, experiences an eventful summer when the livelihood of their peach orchard is threatened.

Screening Nov. 5 at 6:15 p.m. BUY TICKETS


Mexico’s official Oscar® submission

After being named the recipient of a prestigious international award, Silverio (Daniel Gimenez Cacho), a renowned Mexican journalist and documentary filmmaker living in LA, is compelled to return to his native country, unaware that this would-be simple trip will push him to an existential limit.

Screening Nov. 3 at 7:00 p.m. BUY TICKETS


Screening to be followed by a conversation with director Lukas Dhont.

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Cannes and selected as Belgium’s official Oscar® submission, Lukas Dhont’s potent, new film explores how the intense friendship between two sensitive and affectionate 13-year-old boys is abruptly torn apart when school bullies begin mocking their closeness.

Screening Nov. 5 at 3:15 p.m. BUY TICKETS


In Polish auteur Jerzy Skolimowski’s playful tribute to Robert Bresson’s 1966 AU HASARD BALTHAZAR, we experience the kindness and the cruelty of the human world through the melancholic eyes of a donkey. Its minimalistic tale is extravagantly and expressionistically conveyed through astoundingly beautiful cinematography and a lush soundscape, earning it the shared Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival and the honor of being Poland’s official Oscar® submission.

Screening Nov. 5 at 12:00 p.m. BUY TICKETS


U.S. Premiere and Pakistan’s official Oscar® submission

Screening to be followed by a conversation with director Saim Sadiq and producer Apoorva Guru Charan.

In his ravishing feature debut, Pakistani filmmaker Saim Sadiq astutely observes a patriarchal, lower-middle-class family’s hesitant explorations of desire and intimacy.

Screening Nov. 5 at 12:00 p.m. BUY TICKETS


Screening to be followed by a conversation with director Alice Diop.

Selected as France’s official submission to the Academy Awards®, this searing narrative debut from Alice Diop follows novelist Rama as she contends with her own pregnancy and a broken relationship with her mother.

Screening Nov. 6 at 7:00 p.m. BUY TICKETS

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In the future, I wonder how difficult it would be to allow those unable to attend in person to view each of the Academy Award submissions online for a reasonable price.

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