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AFI FEST Announces World Premiere of Illumination’s SING 2

BUY TICKETS & PASSES TO AFI FEST 2021 Sing it from the rooftops! The World Premiere of Illumination’s SING 2 will join AFI FEST 2021 as a Red Carpet Premiere and screen in-person at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Sunday, November 14. The new animated feature film, written and directed by Garth Jennings and...

THE POWER OF THE DOG Added As Red Carpet Premiere To AFI FEST 2021

BUY TICKETS & PASSES TO AFI FEST 2021 AFI announced today that Academy Award® winner Jane Campion’s highly anticipated film THE POWER OF THE DOG will screen at the TCL Chinese Theatre on November 11 as part of AFI FEST 2021. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as a brutally beguiling rancher, this psychological drama set in the...

Meet the AFI FEST 2021 Indie Contenders Roundtable

BUY TICKETS & PASSES TO AFI FEST 2021 This year’s Indie Contenders Roundtable for the AFI FEST film festival will feature Caitriona Balfe (BELFAST), Nicolas Cage (PIG), Colman Domingo (ZOLA), Ann Dowd (MASS), Dakota Johnson (THE LOST DAUGHTER) and Simon Rex (RED ROCKET). The popular annual event highlights acclaimed actors from some of this year’s...

AFI FEST 2021 Full Lineup Announced

BUY TICKETS & PASSES TO AFI FEST 2021 The full lineup for AFI FEST 2021 is here! Featuring 115 titles, this year’s film festival will showcase internationally acclaimed and award-winning films, including Sony Pictures Classics’ PARALLEL MOTHERS, written and directed by Academy Award® winner Pedro Almodóvar, which will screen as a Red Carpet Premiere at...

World Premieres of Halle Berry’s BRUISED and Benjamin Cleary’s SWAN SONG Added to FEST 2021 Lineup

Today, AFI announced that FEST 2021 will include the World Premieres of Academy Award® winner Halle Berry’s directorial debut BRUISED from Netflix and Academy Award®  winner Benjamin Cleary’s feature directorial debut SWAN SONG from Apple Original Films. Both World Premieres will screen at the film festival in-person at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre on Saturday, November 13...

AFI Announces KING RICHARD as Closing Night Film for FEST 2021

The Closing Night film for AFI FEST 2021 has been officially crowned! We're thrilled to announce that the 35th edition of AFI's annual film festival celebrating the best in world cinema will close with Warner Bros. Pictures’ KING RICHARD, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green with cinematography by Robert Elswit (AFI Class of 1977), written by...

AFI FEST Announces 2021 Dates and Opening Night World Premiere of tick, tick…BOOM!

Today, AFI is thrilled to announce that the 2021 edition of AFI FEST will take place November 10–14, 2021, and open with the World Premiere of Netflix’s tick, tick…BOOM! This year’s hybrid festival will feature both in-person screenings and events in Los Angeles, CA, as well as virtual screenings, showcasing transformative stories from groundbreaking artists....

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…

How Attending AFI FEST Inspired Spencer Douglas to Become an AFI Member

This month’s member spotlight is Spencer Douglas from Los Angeles! When Spencer moved to LA, he discovered AFI FEST presented by Audi, a world-class festival that opened his eyes to the best in contemporary and classic filmmaking from across the globe. After attending his very first FEST in 2009, he decided to become an AFI…

AFI Movie Club: A Tribute to Rita Moreno

Watch an encore presentation of  the Rita Moreno Tribute at AFI FEST presented by Audi virtual festival – WATCH NOW Today’s Movie Club pick is a tribute to Academy Award®-winning actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno who has been in some of the most beloved Hollywood films of all time, from SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN…

AFI Movie Club: A Tribute to Mira Nair

Watch the encore presentation of the Mira Nair Tribute at AFI FEST presented by Audi – Watch Now Today’s movie club pick isn’t a film, but a tribute to a fantastic filmmaker! With her directorial debut, SALAAM BOMBAY! (1988), Mira Nair won the Caméra d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and later went on to…

AFI Movie Club: A Tribute to Sofia Coppola

Watch an encore presentation of Sofia Coppola’s Tribute at AFI FEST presented by Audi virtual festival – WATCH NOW Sofia Coppola exploded onto the festival scene with her directorial debut, THE VIRGIN SUICIDES (1999) which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. With her second film, LOST IN TRANSLATION, Coppola earned more accolades, including the Academy…
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