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Fall Film Festivals Premiere Innovative New Work by AFI Alumni

It’s that time again! The fall film festival season – which often serves as a launching pad for Oscar® contenders – is almost here, marked by the 48th Toronto International Film Festival’s unveiling of its first wave of films and the 80th Venice Film Festival’s full program lineup. Please join us in celebrating the talented AFI Conservatory Alumni whose exciting new work will be featured this fall, and stay tuned for more programming announcements out of TIFF and other festivals!

2023 Toronto International Film Festival, September 7-17, 2023

Special Presentations

FINGERNAILS

–Jerome Duboz (AFI Class of 1999), Executive Producer

 

HIS THREE DAUGHTERS

–Azazel Jacobs (AFI Class of 2001), Director

 

LA CHIMERA

–Christos Dervenis (AFI Class of 2000), Line producer: Switzerland

 

PAIN HUSTLERS

–Haven J. Kim (AFI Class of 2021), Assistant Art Director

 

POOLMAN

–Patty Jenkins (AFI Class of 2000), Producer

–Erin Magill (AFI Class of 2012), Production Designer

–Sammi Wallschlaeger (AFI Class of 2012), Art Director

 

RUSTIN

–Daniel Sladek (AFI Class of 1985), Executive Producer

–Nathan W. Bailey (AFI Class of 2010), Set Designer

–David Schmalz (AFI Class of 1984), Video Assist: Visual Effects

 

THE BURIAL

–Eric Jihwan Jeon (AFI Class of 2010), Art Director

–Jubilate Cox (AFI Class of 2017), Set Designer

–Katia Nájera (AFI Class of 2018), Set Designer

 

THE HOLDOVERS

–Terrence Hayes (AFI Class of 2001), Additional Photography

 

THE PEASANTS

–Zofia Sablinska (AFI Class of 2023), Production Assistant

 

THE ZONE OF INTEREST

–James Wilson (AFI Class of 1991), Producer

 

UPROAR

–Maria Ines Manchego (AFI Class of 2016), Cinematographer

 

Gala Presentations

FAIR PLAY

–Marian Jiménez (AFI Class of 2012), Assistant Editor

 

FINESTKIND

–Bryan Felty (AFI Class od 1992), Art Director

 

LEE

–Liz Hannah (AFI Class of 2009), Writer/Executive Producer

–Thorsten Schumacher (AFI Class of 2001), Executive Producer

 

NYAD

–Kara Lindstrom (AFI Class of 1983), Production Designer

 

NEXT GOAL WINS

–Melinda Sue Gordon (AFI Class of 1980), Still Photographer: Additional Photography

 

TIFF Docs

MOUNTAIN QUEEN: THE SUMMITS OF LHAKPA SHERPA

–Jo Henriquez (AFI Class of 2014), Executive Producer

 

TIFF Platform

DREAM SCENARIO

–Ari Aster (AFI Class of 2010), Producer

 

Midnight Madness

DICKS: THE MUSICAL

–Michelle Lawler (AFI Class of 2012), Cinematographer

–Connor O’Brien (AFI Class of 2013), C Camera/Ronin Operator

 

NAGA

–Almotaz Aljefri (AFI Class of 2019), Producer

–Richard Bai (AFI Class of 2023), Post Supervisor

–Lu Li (AFI Class of 2024), Post Supervisor

 

Short Cuts 

FÁR 

–Sara Nassim (AFI Class of 2015), Producer  

–Eli Arenson (AFI Class of 2015), Cinematographer 

 

Centerpiece

MOUNTAINS

–Rhianon Jones (AFI Class of 2007), Executive Producer

 

SHAYDA

–Elika Rezaee (AFI Class of 2015), Editor

 

UPON OPEN SKY (A CIELO ABIERTO)

–René Villarreal (AFI Class of 1985), First Assistant Director

 

Special Presentations

THE MOVIE TELLER

–Daniel Aranyó (AFI Class of 1998), Cinematographer

–Bernat Aragonés (AFI Class of 2002), Editor/Visual Effects Supervisor

 

Primetime

BAD BOY

–Daniella Nowitz (AFI Class of 2014), Cinematographer

 

EXPATS

–Yong Ok Lee (AFI Class of 2013), Production Designer

–Claire White (AFI Class of 2017), Prop Dept Graphic Designer

 

Closing Night Gala

SLY 

–Justin Kane (AFI Class of 2013), Cinematographer  

 

2023 Venice Film Festival, August 30-September 9, 2023

Venezia 80 Competition

MAESTRO

–Matthew Libatique (AFI Class of 1992), Cinematographer

 

ORIGIN

–Matthew J. Lloyd (AFI Class of 2009), Cinematographer

 

THE KILLER

–Lara Panah-Izadi (AFI DWW Class of 2020), Third Assistant Director

–Argya Sadan (AFI Class of 2017), Set Designer

 

DIE THEORIE VON ALLEM (THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING)

–Gottlieb Pallendorf (AFI Class of 1994), Production Manager: Austria

 

FERRARI

–Thorsten Schumacher (AFI Class of 2001), Producer

–Lars Sylvest (AFI Class of 1999), Producer

–Franck Méndez (AFI Class of 2017), 1st Assistant Editor

 

Orizzonti Extra

IN THE LAND OF SAINTS AND SINNERS

–Philip Lee (AFI Class of 1993), Producer

 

Out of Competition

HOLLYWOODGATE

–Diane Becker (AFI Class of 2006), Executive Producer

 

Settimana Internazionale Della Critica

FOTO DI GRUPPO (GROUP PHOTO)

–Ignacio Genzon (AFI Class of 2018), Cinematographer

 

2023 Telluride Film Festival, August 31-September 4, 2023

The Show (Main Program)

ALL OF US STRANGERS

–Jonathan Alberts (AFI Class of 2001), Editor

 

FINGERNAILS

–Jerome Duboz (AFI Class of 1999), Executive Producer

 

THE HOLDOVERS

–Terrence Hayes (AFI Class of 2001), Additional Photography

 

HOLLYWOODGATE

–Diane Becker (AFI Class of 2006), Executive Producer

 

LA CHIMERA

–Christos Dervenis (AFI Class of 2000), Line producer: Switzerland

 

NYAD

–Kara Lindstrom (AFI Class of 1983), Production Designer

 

RUSTIN

–Daniel Sladek (AFI Class of 1985), Executive Producer

–Nathan W. Bailey (AFI Class of 2010), Set Designer

–David Schmalz (AFI Class of 1984), Video Assist: Visual Effects

 

THE ZONE OF INTEREST

–James Wilson (AFI Class of 1991), Producer

 

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