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Sponsored Post: ICYMI Amazon Studios at AFI FEST 2020

AFI FEST presented by Audi showcases the best in world cinema – and this year, it went virtual! The reimagined festival featured over 120 films from master filmmakers and new artists alike. This year, the festival screened four Amazon Original films – including the World Premiere of I’M YOUR WOMAN and a Centerpiece Drive-In screening…

AFI Movie Club: THE WATERMELON WOMAN

Free screening at AFI FEST presented by Audi – GET TICKET Directed, written by and starring Cheryl Dunye, THE WATERMELON WOMAN follows aspiring filmmaker and video store clerk Cheryl, self-referentially portrayed by Dunye, who embarks on a documentary project tracing the unwritten history of an unidentified Black actress spotted in a number of films from…

AFI Movie Club: A Tribute to Kirby Dick

Watch now for Free – GET TICKET Today’s Movie Club pick is a tribute to an award-winning documentarian! Kirby Dick (AFI Conservatory Class of 1983) is a two-time Academy Award® nominated and Emmy® award-winning investigative filmmaker behind some of the most groundbreaking documentaries today with his creative partner Amy Ziering. With the release earlier this…

Announcing The Black Production Fund, a Partnership Between AFI & AMC Networks

AFI has established the Black Production Fund in partnership with AMC Networks. The fund will provide grants for thesis productions by Black Fellows in their second year at the AFI Conservatory. The Black Production Fund, along with the recently announced Thomas P. Pollock Endowed Scholarship for promising diverse AFI Producing Fellows, is part of AFI’s…

AFI FEST presented by Audi: Filmmaker Focus on new Netflix & HBO Max films

AFI FEST presented by Audi Filmmaker Focus section features extended clips and in-depth conversations with master filmmakers from three of the most highly anticipated titles of the year! This year three panels will be presented by AFI FEST in partnership with Netflix and HBO Max. Director Ron Howard, Amy Adams and Glenn Close will reunite…

AFI Movie Club: POSSE

POSSE, Mario Van Peebles’ rousing tribute to African American heroes of the Old West, screens Oct. 16-22 at AFI FEST presented by Audi as part of the festival’s Cinema’s Legacy program. This year’s program, curated by Dr. Racquel Gates, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the College of Staten Island, CUNY and author…

AFI FEST Presented by Audi: Mira Nair on A SUITABLE BOY

Watch Tribute for Free! AFI FEST presented by Audi presented a Tribute to Mira Nair at this year’s AFI FEST presented by Audi, honoring her with an evening of conversation celebrating her distinguished career. Nair’s accomplished filmmaking has earned her accolades around the world. With her directorial debut, SALAAM BOMBAY! in 1988, Nair won the…

AFI FEST Presented by Audi: Angel Kristi Williams on REALLY LOVE

Watch with us! The World Premiere of REALLY LOVE begins on Oct. 16 at 7:00 p.m. PDT. GET TICKET Following the film at 8:45 p.m. PDT, Academy Award® Winner Barry Jenkins leads a conversation with filmmaker Angel Kristi Williams and actors Kofi Siriboe, Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing.     Angel Kristi Williams is an award-winning director/writer from…

AFI Movie Club: I’M YOUR WOMAN at AFI FEST Presented by Audi

Watch the World Premiere of I’M YOUR WOMAN at AFI FEST presented by Audi on Oct. 15. GET TICKET The 34th edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will open with the World Premiere of the Amazon Original film I’M YOUR WOMAN, which is directed by Julia Hart and written by Hart and Academy Award®…

AFI Conservatory Showcase at This Year’s AFI FEST Presented by Audi

The AFI Conservatory Showcase features new and emerging voices from the most recent graduating class of the world-renowned filmmaker training program. This collection of 15 short fictional narratives highlights the diverse and distinct perspectives of the next generation of storytellers. Variety is the Media Partner of the AFI Conservatory Showcase. Free screenings are available beginning…

AFI Movie Club: PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE

PRECIOUS: BASED ON THE NOVEL ‘PUSH’ BY SAPPHIRE stars newcomer Gabourey Sidibe and actress-comedian Mo’Nique in this adaptation directed by Lee Daniels and penned by Geoffrey Fletcher, who is the first African American to receive an Academy Award® for screenwriting. The film was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2009, which recognizes the best film…

Cinematographer and AFI Alum Carolina Costa on WANDER DARKLY and her Time at AFI

Award-winning cinematographer Carolina Costa has made a name for herself traveling the world shooting critically acclaimed feature films, documentaries and shorts. With an early interest in photojournalism growing up in Brazil, Costa ignited her love of cinematography studying at the University of the Arts, London, where she was mentored by Sue Gibson, the first female…
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