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AFI FEST 2020 Presented by Audi: Cultural Partners

AFI FEST presented by Audi is a world-class annual event, showcasing the best films from across the globe. This year’s online edition took place Oct. 15-22. This diverse program of cinematic excellence, featuring both master filmmakers and new voices to enthusiastic audiences was made possible in part by our national and global cultural sponsors: SAGindie,…

AFI Speaks With THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR Filmmakers and AFI Alumni Rick Rosenthal, Ryan Scaringe, Julian Estrada and Narineh Hacopian

This year’s AFI FEST presented by Audi featured the taut thriller THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR, showcasing the incredible work of four AFI alumni: producers Rick Rosenthal (Class of 1973) and Ryan Scaringe (Class of 2017), cinematographer Julian Estrada (Class of 2014) and line producer Narineh Hacopian (Class of 2011). The film follows Bobby (Lonnie…

AFI FEST 2020 Presented by Audi Announces Award Winners

Thank you to everyone who joined us at this year’s AFI FEST presented by Audi. With attendees from all 50 states and filmmakers and panelists from around the world, this was truly a global gathering of movie lovers. As the festival has wrapped and the votes are in, we are pleased to announce this year’s…

AFI Movie Club: MY PSYCHEDELIC LOVE STORY at AFI FEST Presented by Audi

Watch the World Premiere of MY PSYCHEDELIC LOVE STORY at AFI FEST presented by Audi tonight at 8:00 p.m. PDT – Get Ticket Following the film, Indiewire Editor-at-Large Anne Thompson leads a conversation with Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Errol Morris. A psychedelic head trip crossed with a possible CIA conspiracy and wrapped in a fascinating love…

Sponsored Post: ICYMI Apple Original Films at AFI FEST 2020

AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi showcased more than 120 films from around the world, including screenings of Apple Original Films’ WOLFWALKERS in the World Cinema section and Werner Herzog’s FIREBALL: VISITORS FROM DARKER WORLDS in Special Presentations. Read more about these films and watch the full filmmaker conversations from the festival for each feature…

Sponsored Post: ICYMI Netflix at AFI Summit

Vanessa Kirby, star of PIECES OF A WOMAN, and Kirsten Johnson, director of DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD, joined the AFI Summit presented by Audi Indie Contenders panel and Doc Roundtable, respectively, to talk about their films and the art of filmmaking. PIECES OF A WOMAN, an upcoming Netflix Original drama about an odyssey of mourning…

AFI FEST Presented by Audi: Behind The Scenes at the Drive-In

On Monday night, AFI FEST presented by Audi held its first-ever Centerpiece Drive-In at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, and screened Regina King’s directorial debut, ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI… The first stop for all guests included a drive-thru red carpet for a picture-perfect photo op. The evening then kicked off with Audi Fellow Nicole...

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 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…
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