AFI FEST – American Film Institute

AFI Impact: A Look Back at 2022

Because of the continued support of movie fans like you from around the world, whose dedication to this great art form is unmatched, the American Film Institute marched forward in its mission to inspire audiences and preserve film history this past year. Our work is possible because of you. And we wanted to share it...

AFI FEST 2022 Announces Grand Jury Awards for Short Films

Congratulations to this year's Grand Jury Award winners at AFI FEST 2022! The Grand Jury Award winners for Live Action Short, Documentary Short and Animated Short will be eligible for the 2022 Best Live Action Short, Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short Academy Awards®. The Jury was comprised of filmmaker Shaz Bennett, writer/director Johnson...

Spotlight Interview on Producer Christina Dow

Kicking off tomorrow, AFI FEST 2022 features transformative stories from innovative artists, including producer Christina Dow (AFI Class of 2015) who is set to return to the festival for a second time with her new film MONICA. Christina began her career with ties to art history and theater – most notably producing “The Blue Room,”...

AFI Alumni Showcasing New Work at AFI FEST 2022

AFI FEST 2022 takes place November 2-6, 2022, in Los Angeles and features groundbreaking stories from a wide array of dynamic and diverse artists. Many of these artists hail from the AFI Conservatory – and we are so proud to be able to showcase their new and cutting-edge work. This year’s AFI Alumni projects are...

AFI FEST 2022: Oscar Submissions

Nominations for the Academy Award® for Best International Feature Film are of global importance. These AFI FEST 2022 films are the cream of the crop, not only in their country of origin, but in the year of cinema as a whole. ALCARRÀS Followed by a conversation with director Carla Simón. In Spain’s official Oscar® submission...

AFI FEST 2022: Horror and Thriller Films

Shocking, startling and filled with unflinching tension, these extraordinary and diverse films from filmmakers around the world are sure to thrill audiences at AFI FEST 2022. BONES AND ALL Screening to be followed by a conversation with director Luca Guadagnino and actor Taylor Russell. Luca Guadagnino’s latest film, BONES AND ALL, is a story of...

AFI FEST 2022: Music Films

From an immersive music experience and unseen footage of Thelonious Monk to music created from the footsteps of a beetle and an in-depth look at a superstar's journey into the light, these films explore sides of music you've never seen before. 32 SOUNDS Screening to be followed by a conversation with sound designer Mark Mangini....

AFI FEST 2022: Animal Films

Across all of these AFI FEST 2022 films, animals take center stage. EO In Polish auteur Jerzy Skolimowski’s playful tribute to Robert Bresson’s 1966 AU HASARD BALTHAZAR, we experience the kindness and the cruelty of the human world through the melancholic eyes of a donkey. Its minimalistic tale is extravagantly and expressionistically conveyed through astoundingly...

AFI FEST 2022: LGBTQ+ Films

We’re proud to shine a spotlight on the LGBTQ+ films, filmmakers, characters and actors screening at AFI FEST 2022! Join us Nov. 2-6 in the heart of Hollywood to celebrate these triumphs in storytelling. 32 SOUNDS Screening to be followed by a conversation with sound designer Mark Mangini. Certain to forever alter the way that...

AFI FEST 2022: Programmer Picks

With AFI FEST 2022 right around the corner, we asked our dynamic AFI Festivals programmers (above photo: Nichole Young, Eric Moore, Malin Kan, Anna Li and Julia Kipnis) to highlight a few of the films that captivated them in an incredible year of diverse and inspiring cinema. Read their picks and buy tickets to each...

AFI FEST 2022 Announces Full Festival Lineup

AFI FEST 2022 full lineup is here! This year's program features 125 titles including a Special Screenings section featuring BONES AND ALL directed by Academy Award®-nominee Luca Guadagnino, LE PUPILLE directed by Alice Rohrwacher, NANNY directed by Nikyatu Jusu, “SR.” directed by Chris Smith, and WOMEN TALKING by Academy Award®-nominated writer and director Sarah Polley....

AFI Spotlight Interview on THE FABELMANS’ Andrew Max Cahn and Katelynn Wheelock

Set to close AFI FEST 2022 on November 6, Steven’s Spielberg’s THE FABELMANS is not only a semi-autobiographical drama about the birth of a filmmaker, but also a love letter to cinema. A myriad of AFI Alumni collaborated on the ambitious project, including Supervising Art Director Andrew Max Cahn (AFI Class of 1992) and Assistant...
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