December 11, 2017
Storytelling Bootcamp Launched as Part of AFI FEST 2017 Youth and Family Program
On the occasion of its 50th Anniversary in 2017, AFI is broadening the spectrum of those served by its educational programs. As part of the Youth & Family Program at AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi, AFI successfully launched an expanded K-12 education initiative to foster filmmaking talent among the youth of Los Angeles: the…
November 17, 2017
AFI FEST 2017 Announces Award Winners
AFI today announced the films that received the Audience and Jury awards at AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi.
November 12, 2017
MOLLY’S GAME Will Close AFI FEST 2017
AFI has announced that Academy Award® and Emmy®-winning writer/director Aaron Sorkin will be honored by AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi with a Tribute and Premiere Closing Night Gala screening of STXfilms and The Mark Gordon Company’s MOLLY’S GAME on Thursday, November 16, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre.
November 9, 2017
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…
November 8, 2017
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.
November 7, 2017
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,…
November 7, 2017
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.
November 6, 2017
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,…
November 3, 2017
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,…
November 1, 2017
AFI FEST 2017 Presentations and Conversations Announced
AFI today announced the Presentations and Conversations lineups for AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi.
October 25, 2017
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…
October 24, 2017
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.
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