AFI FEST 2023 – American Film Institute

AFI FEST 2023 Announces Grand Jury Award Winners

AFI FEST 2023 has wrapped! The festival opened with the world premiere of LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND, written and directed by Sam Esmail (AFI Class of 2004) and starring Julia Roberts, Ethan Hawke and Mahershala Ali, opened AFI FEST, and Bradley Cooper’s MAESTRO, a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard...

AFI FEST 2023: LGBTQIA+ Films

AFI FEST 2023 is proud to present a lineup that highlights the beautifully diverse range of LGBTQIA+ identities from across the spectrum. This year’s selection features narrative and documentary films alike, as well as festival award winners, International Oscar® submissions, groundbreaking short films and more! With stories that will take you from London to Lithuania...

AFI FEST 2023: Strange Tales

From horror to ghosts and supernatural to the unexpected, these "strange tales" at AFI FEST 2023 are sure to be a one-of-a-kind experience. Learn more about the films below and click on the links to buy tickets. Any sold-out screenings will have a RUSH Line on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to seating availability. AFI...

AFI FEST 2023: Oscar Submissions for Best International Feature

Join us at at AFI FEST 2023 and experience the top films from around the world – including these 20 films that have be selected by their home countries as the Best International Feature Film submission for the upcoming Academy Awards®! Learn more about the films below and click on the links to buy tickets....

AFI FEST 2023 Programmer Picks

With an incredible slate of more than 140 films, including 20 International Oscar® submissions, 10 Special Screenings, 7 collections featuring the most unique short films from around the world and more, AFI FEST 2023 is set to be the best festival yet! We asked our dedicated team of AFI FEST programmers to highlight a few...

Greta Gerwig Named Guest Artistic Director of AFI FEST 2023

Buy 6-Ticket Bundle Now Today, AFI announced Oscar®-nominated filmmaker and actress Greta Gerwig will serve as the Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2023. Gerwig most recently directed and co-wrote the global cultural phenomenon, BARBIE, smashing box office records and receiving worldwide critical acclaim. In 2017, Gerwig made her directorial debut with LADY BIRD, earning...

AFI FEST 2023 Full Lineup Announced

VIEW PROGRAM GUIDE We're thrilled to announce the full lineup for AFI FEST 2023! The 37th edition of the festival is set to feature an expanded selection of features and shorts compared to last year, offering 141 titles for the public to enjoy across five days. BUY PASSES The World Premiere of LEAVE THE WORLD...

World Premiere of MAXINE’S BABY: THE TYLER PERRY STORY to Screen at AFI FEST

BUY AFI FEST FILM FESTIVAL PASSES We're thrilled to announce that the World Premiere of MAXINE’S BABY: THE TYLER PERRY STORY has been selected as the Centerpiece Screening for AFI FEST 2023. The Amazon Studios and Bekele Films documentary, which is a tender, intimate portrait of the writer, actor, filmmaker, studio head and media mogul,...

Bradley Cooper’s MAESTRO to Close AFI FEST 2023

BUY AFI FEST FILM FESTIVAL PASSES Today, AFI announced that Bradley Cooper’s MAESTRO will close AFI FEST 2023. MAESTRO is a towering and fearless love story chronicling the lifelong relationship between Leonard Bernstein (Bradley Cooper) and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein (Carey Mulligan). A love letter to life and art, MAESTRO at its core is an...

World Premiere of LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND to Open AFI FEST 2023

BUY AFI FEST FILM FESTIVAL PASSES We're excited to announce that the World Premiere of LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND, written and directed by AFI Conservatory Alum Sam Esmail (AFI Class of 2004), will open the 37th edition of AFI FEST. Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Rumaan Alam, the highly anticipated...

AFI FEST 2023 Film Festival Passes Now on Sale!

BUY PASSES Passes to AFI FEST 2023 are now on sale! Join us for the 37th edition of AFI FEST on October 25-29, 2023, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in the heart of Hollywood. The five-day film festival will once again include a curated selection of Red Carpet Premieres, Special Screenings, World Cinema, Documentaries...
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