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U.S. Premiere of LEE Starring Kate Winslet and SLY Documentary Added to AFI FEST

AFI FEST is excited to announce two additional titles to the film festival’s programming! The U.S. Premiere of LEE, starring Academy Award®-winning actress Kate Winslet, has been added to the Special Screenings section of the festival. Winslet, who also serves as a producer on the film, stars as Lee Miller, the war correspondent whose bold…

AFI FEST Guest Artistic Director Greta Gerwig Reveals Lineup of Curated Films

AFI FEST 2023 Guest Artistic Director Greta Gerwig has revealed the five films she has curated for this year’s film festival. The films will screen throughout the 37th edition of festival taking place in Los Angeles. Gerwig will introduce select titles including A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH, as well as PEE-WEE’S BIG ADVENTURE, which…

AFI FEST 2019 Announces Full Program

The program for this year’s AFI FEST presented by Audi includes 142 titles of which 51% are directed by women. The New Auteurs section highlighting emerging directors features 24 films, with 17 helmed by female filmmakers. The section also includes two official International Feature Film Oscar® submissions: Morocco’s ADAM and Russia’s BEANPOLE. Over in the…

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,…

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…

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.

Announcing AFI FEST 2017 Centerpiece Galas and Tribute

AFI has revealed the three Centerpiece Galas and Tribute that will take place at AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi. The Centerpiece Galas are: CALL ME BY YOUR NAME (DIR Luca Guadagnino) on Friday, November 10; THE DISASTER ARTIST (DIR James Franco) on Sunday, November 12; and HOSTILES (DIR Scott Cooper) on Tuesday, November 14. On…

AFI FEST 2017 New Auteurs and American Independents Lineups Announced

AFI has announced the films that will be featured in the New Auteurs and American Independents sections at AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi.

MUDBOUND Will Open AFI FEST 2017

AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi will open with the Netflix film MUDBOUND. Directed by Dee Rees and co-written by Virgil Williams and Rees, the historical period drama features cinematography by AFI Conservatory alumna Rachel Morrison (Class of 2006). The film stars Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Jason Mitchell, Jason Clarke, Jonathan Banks,…

The AFI FEST Interview: Wevr’s James Kaelan on Virtual Reality Storytelling

Each year, AFI FEST presented by Audi highlights cutting-edge virtual reality (VR) storytelling with the State of the Art Technology Showcase. AFI spoke with James Kaelan, current Director of Development + Acquisitions at VR creative studio and production company Wevr, about his work in VR and the future of the medium. Formerly Creative Director at Seed&Spark,…

AFI FEST 2017 Announces Festival Dates and Call for Entries

AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi has officially announced its dates and call for entries. The 31st edition of the festival will take place in Hollywood, CA, from November 9–16, 2017.

Look Back at AFI FEST 2016’s Cultural Supporters

Pictured at top: (L to R) Roberto Cicutto (President, Luce Cinecittà); Gianfranco Rosi (Director, FIRE AT SEA); Jacqueline Lyanga (Director, AFI FEST); Alberto Barbera (Director, Venice Film Festival) This year, AFI FEST showcased movies from 46 countries around the world, and many cultural supporters came to the festival to celebrate the filmmakers and their films....
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