AFI FEST – American Film Institute

Announcing the Dates for AFI FEST 2023

37th Edition of Festival Runs October 25-29 Now Accepting Submissions For Short Films The American Film Institute has announced the dates for AFI FEST 2023. The 37th edition of the Institute’s annual film festival will take place exclusively in person on October 25-29, 2023, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in the heart of Hollywood….

AFI FEST 2022 Announces Grand Jury Awards for Short Films

Congratulations to this year's Grand Jury Award winners at AFI FEST 2022! The Grand Jury Award winners for Live Action Short, Documentary Short and Animated Short will be eligible for the 2022 Best Live Action Short, Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short Academy Awards®. The Jury was comprised of filmmaker Shaz Bennett, writer/director Johnson...

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. ALCARRÀS Followed by a conversation with director Carla Simón. In Spain’s official Oscar® submission...

AFI FEST 2022: Horror and Thriller Films

Shocking, startling and filled with unflinching tension, these extraordinary and diverse films from filmmakers around the world are sure to thrill audiences at AFI FEST 2022. BONES AND ALL Screening to be followed by a conversation with director Luca Guadagnino and actor Taylor Russell. Luca Guadagnino’s latest film, BONES AND ALL, is a story of...

AFI FEST 2022: Music Films

From an immersive music experience and unseen footage of Thelonious Monk to music created from the footsteps of a beetle and an in-depth look at a superstar's journey into the light, these films explore sides of music you've never seen before. 32 SOUNDS Screening to be followed by a conversation with sound designer Mark Mangini....

AFI FEST 2022: Animal Films

Across all of these AFI FEST 2022 films, animals take center stage. EO 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...

AFI FEST 2022: LGBTQ+ Films

We’re proud to shine a spotlight on the LGBTQ+ films, filmmakers, characters and actors screening at AFI FEST 2022! Join us Nov. 2-6 in the heart of Hollywood to celebrate these triumphs in storytelling. 32 SOUNDS Screening to be followed by a conversation with sound designer Mark Mangini. Certain to forever alter the way that...

AFI FEST 2022: Programmer Picks

With AFI FEST 2022 right around the corner, we asked our dynamic AFI Festivals programmers (above photo: Nichole Young, Eric Moore, Malin Kan, Anna Li and Julia Kipnis) to highlight a few of the films that captivated them in an incredible year of diverse and inspiring cinema. Read their picks and buy tickets to each...

AFI FEST 2022 Announces Full Festival Lineup

AFI FEST 2022 full lineup is here! This year's program features 125 titles including a Special Screenings section featuring BONES AND ALL directed by Academy Award®-nominee Luca Guadagnino, LE PUPILLE directed by Alice Rohrwacher, NANNY directed by Nikyatu Jusu, “SR.” directed by Chris Smith, and WOMEN TALKING by Academy Award®-nominated writer and director Sarah Polley....

Ava DuVernay Named Guest Artistic Director of AFI FEST 2022

AFI is thrilled to announce that Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay will serve as Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2022. DuVernay has selected three independent films amplifying the voices and vision of women directors to showcase: HELLION (2014), directed by Kat Candler and starring Academy Award®-nominee Juliette Lewis and Aaron Paul; MOSQUITA Y MARI...

AFI Announces Additional Titles for 2022 FEST

We are thrilled to announce that the U.S. premiere of GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO; Alejandro González Iñárritu’s BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS; Maria Schrader’s SHE SAID; Elvis Mitchell's IS THAT BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU?!?; Oliver Hermanus' LIVING; and Academy Award® winner Florian Zeller’s THE SON will screen at this year's AFI FEST....

World Premiere of SELENA GOMEZ: MY MIND AND ME To Open AFI FEST 2022

Photo Courtesy of Apple Original Films AFI announced today that the World Premiere of Apple Original film SELENA GOMEZ: MY MIND AND ME will open the 36th edition of AFI FEST on Wednesday, November 2. Helmed by Alek Keshishian, who made his groundbreaking directorial debut with the seminal documentary MADONNA: TRUTH OR DARE, SELENA GOMEZ:...
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