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AFI FEST 2021: Strong Female Leads

The AFI FEST 2021 program is filled to the brim with powerful, outspoken and resilient women characters in both shorts and features. These women go beyond the classification of mother, daughter, sister or wife – some band together to form a Christian girl gang (MEDUSA), others bond over the shared desire to express their struggles...

AFI FEST 2021: Music Films

What do The Buzzcocks, Bob Dylan, and Bernstein have in common? What about rappers from Morocco and rappers from Chicago? And what connects the next great American musical and a classic Chinese love song? The answer is easy: you will find all of this great music in films at this year’s AFI FEST! These toe...

AFI FEST 2021: Sports Films

Want some great films that don’t pull any punches? Well, the ball’s in your court; just get your tickets to see some of the best sports films in this year’s roster! We don’t just talk a good game when we tell you that these films are in a league of their own. So, what’s in...

AFI FEST 2021: American Icons – Movies About Influential Figures

American cultural theorist Charles Jencks once said that, “it's a mark of any icon that it should be open to iconoclasm.” And these films are about people who really broke the mold. In each of their fields, they proved themselves to be leaders, changing the way we see the world. And though they each, in their...

AFI FEST 2021: Short Films

What is the easiest way to explore the world in about 90 minutes? Join us at AFI FEST 2021 for one of our amazing short film programs! Curated from hundreds of entries, this year’s short films highlight unique voices from around the planet – 34 films presented in five programs. And although the films are...

AFI FEST 2021: Avant-garde

Interested in seeing something completely unique? These avant-garde leaning shorts and features demonstrate what film is capable of beyond dialogue and narrative. Challenging the viewer to enter different modes of perception, to understand time and space as only film could allow, this selection at AFI FEST 2021 is truly experiential, unmissable for the art-film-lover and...

AFI FEST 2021: On the Road – Movies about travel

Come take a trip with us down roads you’ve never traveled! Maybe you want to board a train in Russia. Or you could pack a bag and hop into a stranger’s truck somewhere in the Great White North. How about a large SUV taking you deep into the Romanian Mountains? Interested in a family road...

AFI FEST 2021: America’s Identity – A new look at U.S. History

Film can be a powerful lens through which we might examine our own histories. These nonfiction features and shorts screening at AFI FEST 2021 take an unflinching look at American history, incorporating fascinating archival footage, some never-before-seen, with present-day interviews, unpacking a complex and diverse array of topics, such as film history, racism and queer...

AFI FEST 2021: Oscar Submissions

Nominations for the Academy Award® for Best International Feature Film are of global importance. The competition to be an annual selection is always steep and 2021 is no different. The eight films in this group are the cream of the crop, not only in their country of origin, but in the year of cinema as...

AFI FEST 2021: Love Letters to Cinema

The American Film Institute is dedicated to the excellence of the moving image as an art form and the power of cinema to inspire empathy and drive culture forward. These four films do just that in more ways than one. From ONE SECOND’s beloved projectionist character affectionately known as “Mr. Movie” whose entire town works...

AFI FEST 2021: International Award Winners

This critically acclaimed, prestigious group of films includes award winners from Venice (HAPPENING, Golden Lion; PARALLEL MOTHERS, Best Actress), Cannes (DRIVE MY CAR, Best Screenplay; A NIGHT OF KNOWING NOTHING, Golden Eye Award), Berlinale (THE GIRL AND THE SPIDER, Best Director in Encounters), Locarno (HOLY EMY, Honorable Mention for First Feature) and the London Film...

AFI FEST 2021: Scary Good Films

It is the season for scares and AFI FEST delivers with this selection of shorts and features sure to satisfy all the thrill seekers and horror lovers. Find yourself in a candy-colored nightmare, trapped in a dark, Romanian forest or in shark-infested waters with these scary good films! GOOD MADAM South African auteur and AFI...
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