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AFI Conservatory Showcase at This Year’s AFI FEST Presented by Audi

The AFI Conservatory Showcase features new and emerging voices from the most recent graduating class of the world-renowned filmmaker training program. This collection of 15 short fictional narratives highlights the diverse and distinct perspectives of the next generation of storytellers. Variety is the Media Partner of the AFI Conservatory Showcase. Free screenings are available beginning…

Cinematographer and AFI Alum Carolina Costa on WANDER DARKLY and her Time at AFI

Award-winning cinematographer Carolina Costa has made a name for herself traveling the world shooting critically acclaimed feature films, documentaries and shorts. With an early interest in photojournalism growing up in Brazil, Costa ignited her love of cinematography studying at the University of the Arts, London, where she was mentored by Sue Gibson, the first female…

Dr. Racquel Gates on Curating the Cinema’s Legacy Section for AFI FEST Presented by Audi

As lists of anti-racist movies by Black filmmakers were circulating fast and furiously in the wake of this summer’s racial reckoning, Dr. Racquel Gates, Associate Professor of Cinema and Media Studies at the College of Staten Island, CUNY and author of “Double Negative: The Black Image and Popular Culture,” was struck by the inadequacy of…

AFI FEST presented by Audi: Roseanne Liang and Chloë Grace Moretz on SHADOW IN THE CLOUD

On a stormy night during World War II, a female pilot with top secret cargo talks her way on board a bomber plane about to take-off. The crass all-male crew reluctantly agrees, but their suspicions about her identity and the mysterious cargo quickly grow. Just then a shadow appears in the clouds — was it…

AFI FEST Presented by Audi: Directors/writers David Charbonier and Justin Powell on THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR

AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi is going virtual – the festival runs online Oct. 15-22. THE BOY BEHIND THE DOOR is available starting Oct. 17. BUY TICKET.  Twelve-year-old Bobby and his best friend Kevin have been kidnapped. Bobby is stuffed in a trunk to suffocate, and Kevin is who knows where. Proving ever-resourceful, Bobby…

AFI FEST presented by Audi: AFI Alum Zoé Wittock and Noémie Merlant on JUMBO

AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi is going virtual this year – the festival runs online Oct. 15-22. JUMBO available starting Oct. 19. BUY TICKET. When the new amusement park “attraction,” The Move It, arrives at the local carnival where she works, Jeanne’s life is forever changed. Forbidden love is not a new theme to…

AFI FEST Presented by Audi: AFI Alum Carolina Costa on WANDER DARKLY

AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi is going virtual – the festival runs online Oct. 15-22. WANDER DARKLY will be available starting October 19 at 12:00 p.m. PDT. BUY TICKET Award-winning cinematographer and AFI Alum Carolina Costa (AFI Class of 2013) has made a name for herself traveling the world shooting critically acclaimed feature films,…

Your Guide to the Women Filmmakers at AFI FEST 2020 Presented by Audi

AFI FEST presented by Audi is going virtual! The 34th edition showcases 124 titles of which 53% are directed by women, 39% are directed by BIPOC and 17% are directed by LBGTQ+. In addition to its support for AFI film festivals throughout the year and the Audi Fellowship for Women at the AFI Conservatory, Audi…

AFI Movie Club: LINCOLN

To bring the historic story of President Abraham Lincoln to life, AFI Trustee and Life Achievement Award recipient Steven Spielberg teamed up with producer and AFI Chair Kathleen Kennedy, AFI Alum cinematographer Janusz Kaminski and AFI Life Achievement recipient John Williams. The Los Angeles premiere of LINCOLN was held at the 2012 AFI FEST presented…

Your Guide to AFI Alums at AFI FEST 2020 Presented by Audi

With films in World Cinema, Special Presentations, New Auteurs, Documentary and more, AFI Conservatory alumni continue to push the boundaries of storytelling and inspire us with their mastery of the art of filmmaking. Join us in celebrating the following AFI alumni screening at this year’s AFI FEST presented by Audi, and be sure to get…

See It First! Your Guide to World Premieres at FEST 2020

AFI’s eight-day festival showcases the best in world cinema and features films, panels and conversations with both master filmmakers and new voices to enthusiastic audiences in Los Angeles. Now in its 34th year, the 2020 edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi takes place online October 15-22, 2020 – and for the first time, audiences across…

AFI FEST 2020 Presented by Audi Adds Drive-In Screening of ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI…

Regina King’s ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI… screening Monday, October 19 at the Rose Bowl – Buy Ticket Now Buckle up! We have some big FEST news. AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi will be screening the Amazon Original film ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI… as a Centerpiece Drive-In event at the Rose Bowl on Monday, October…
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