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AFI FEST 2020: Programmer Picks

This week’s announcement of the full lineup for the AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi virtual film festival marks the culmination of many months of screening, reviewing and whittling down thousands of film entries by our dedicated team of festival programmers. We asked the programmers to highlight a few of the films that captivated them…

AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi Full Lineup Announced

Passes are currently on sale at FEST.AFI.com. Individual tickets available Wednesday, October 7. AFI is thrilled to announce the full lineup for this year’s virtual AFI Fest presented by Audi! The festival features 124 titles – 53% are directed by women, 39% are directed by BIPOC and 17% are directed by LBGTQ+. This year’s reimagined…

Member Spotlight: Peyton Bradley Discusses AFI FEST and Championing Diversity in the Industry

Peyton Bradley is a young philanthropist who generously provides major support for AFI. With a passion for the arts and helping underrepresented filmmakers gain greater opportunities within the film industry, Peyton also created the Peyton V. Bradley Scholarship at the AFI Conservatory. This year, as we prepare for AFI FEST 2020, presented by Audi, we…

AFI FEST 2020 Presented by Audi Announces AFI Summit

Passes now available at FEST.AFI.com. Tickets on sale Oct. 7. Join us for the virtual AFI Summit at this year’s AFI FEST presented by Audi! The lineup includes a conversation with Academy Award® nominee, producer, director and writer Ava DuVernay in a conversation about elevating and supporting BIPOC filmmakers through her company Array; The Hollywood…

Meet the Shorts at the Meet The Press Film Festival at AFI FEST presented by Audi

A partnership with NBC’s MEET THE PRESS, the Meet The Press Film Festival at AFI FEST showcase of short documentaries features a wide range of compelling stories and highlights some of the most pressing issues facing our society. Each shorts program has a Q&A moderated by NBC News journalists Chuck Todd, Andrea Mitchell, Hallie Jackson,…

Meet the Indie Contenders Roundtable for AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi

FEST Passes now on sale! Tickets available on Oct. 7. Riz Ahmed, Rachel Brosnahan, Winston Duke, Julia Garner, Vanessa Kirby, Elisabeth Moss, Carey Mulligan and Andy Samberg with gather virtually for Indie Contenders Roundtable at this year’s AFI FEST presented by Audi. In its seventh year at the AFI Summit, the popular panel will be…

AFI Announces Festival Tributes to Sofia Coppola, Kirby Dick, Rita Moreno and Mira Nair

AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi is thrilled to present four Tributes at this year’s reimagined virtual festival. Sofia Coppola, Kirby Dick, Rita Moreno and Mira Nair will each be honored with an evening of conversation celebrating their distinguished careers and will stream live online during the festival, October 15-22. Free Event – GET TICKET….

MY PSYCHEDELIC LOVE STORY To Close AFI FEST 2020 Presented By AUDI

Passes Available Sept. 28 The 34th edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will close with the World Premiere of SHOWTIME® Documentary Films’ MY PSYCHEDELIC LOVE STORY. The film is directed by Academy Award®-winning director Errol Morris and explores the dark side of the Timothy Leary saga, and how his doomed relationship with Joanna Harcourt-Smith…

World Premiere of I’M YOUR WOMAN to Open AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi

The 34th edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will open with the World Premiere of the Amazon Original film I’M YOUR WOMAN, which is directed by Julia Hart and written by Hart and Academy Award® nominee Jordan Horowitz. The 1970s set crime drama follows a woman who is forced to go on the run…

AFI Alum Unjoo Moon on Directing the New Helen Reddy Biopic I AM WOMAN

Premiering in the U.S. at AFI FEST in 2019, Unjoo Moon’s I AM WOMAN depicts the life of singer and feminist icon Helen Reddy who wrote and sang the song “I Am Woman,” which became the anthem for the women’s movement in the 1970s. The film marks the narrative feature directorial debut of Moon (AFI…

AFI FEST 2020 Goes Virtual Oct. 15-22

AFI FEST 2020 presented by Audi is going virtual! This year people across the nation can be part of AFI’s annual festival that features the best in world cinema. The festival will take place online Oct. 15-22. The virtual edition will have the same programming structure as previous years with sections highlighting new auteurs and…

AFI Alumni Receive Grants for Directing and Screenwriting Achievement

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2019 AFI Alumni Awards! AFI Alumni Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in directing and screenwriting, were awarded to the following members of the Class of 2018 during a private alumni reception at this year’s AFI FEST presented by Audi. Omer Ben-Shachar received a Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence…
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