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Announcing the AFI FEST 2019 Indie Contenders Roundtable

Presented by The Hollywood Reporter and moderated by columnist and blogger Scott Feinberg, the annual Indie Contenders Roundtable at AFI FEST presented by Audi will feature a 90-minute discussion with major artists who have done standout work in independent film this year. The eight performers who will appear at the 2019 panel are: Awkwafina (THE…

AFI FEST 2019 Announces Documentary Films Section

New to the 2019 AFI FEST presented by Audi, the inaugural Documentary Films section presents some of the most engaging and powerful real-life stories depicted in global non-fiction cinema. With subjects and themes both profound and impactful, the section includes two-time Academy Award®-winning director Barbara Kopple’s DESERT ONE, a film that revisits the 1980 secret…

AFI FEST 2019 Announces World Cinema Section

AFI announced today the films that will play in the World Cinema section of AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi. Showcasing the best in cinema from the US and around the globe, this section presents the depth and diversity of human culture as seen through the universal language of the motion picture. The section features…

Clint Eastwood’s RICHARD JEWELL to Premiere at AFI FEST 2019

Eastwood’s new film stars Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde and Paul Walter Hauser AFI announced today that the World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ RICHARD JEWELL, directed and produced by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood, will bow at a Gala at AFI FEST 2019 presented by…

THE BANKER World Premiere to Close AFI FEST 2019

THE BANKER, Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie, set as Closing Night Film for 33rd Edition of AFI FEST The 33rd edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will close with the World Premiere of Apple’s new film THE BANKER, directed by George Nolfi (THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU) on Thursday, November 21 at the historic…

QUEEN & SLIM World Premiere To Open AFI FEST 2019

AFI Alumna Melina Matsoukas’s Feature Film Directorial Debut to Launch 33rd Edition of Festival on Thursday, November 14 The 33rd edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will open with the world premiere of Makeready and Universal Pictures’ QUEEN & SLIM. Directed by two-time Grammy® winner Melina Matsoukas (AFI Class of 2005) and written by…

AFI FEST 2019 Call for Entries Closes Friday, July 12

The final deadline for submitting films to AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi is Friday, July 12. Filmmakers are invited to submit feature, documentary, experimental, animated and short films at AFI.com/AFIFEST or through FilmFreeway until 11:59 P.M. PST on Friday. Films can be fiction shorts (under 30 minutes), nonfiction shorts (under 40 minutes) and feature…

AFI FEST 2019 Announces Key Dates and Call for Entries

AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi will take place in Hollywood, CA, from November 14–21, 2019. Entries are now being accepted and filmmakers are invited to submit feature, documentary, experimental, animated and short films at AFI.com/AFIFEST or through FilmFreeway. AFI FEST will have submission deadlines — early, official and final — for fiction shorts (under…

Announcing AFI FEST 2018 Audience and Jury Award Winners

AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi has announced the films that received this year’s Jury and Audience awards.

See Audi’s #DriveProgress Installation Celebrating Female Filmmakers at AFI FEST 2018

Long before the world woke to the imperative of more women filmmakers, Audi’s message was about igniting the development and mentoring of the next generation of female leaders, working across industries and age groups to ensure everyone has a fair shot. AFI and Audi celebrate, embrace and recognize the change happening within the industry —…

AFI FEST 2018 Announces Additional Conversations

AFI announced today additional Conversations that will take place at AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi.

AFI and Audi Partner to Support Female Filmmakers

Watch this new video — featuring alumnae of the AFI Conservatory and the AFI Directing Workshop for Women — to learn how Audi and AFI have collaborated to celebrate diversity and drive progress. The clip talks about women in film and spotlights the Audi Fellowship for Women, which Audi created in 2017 to support one…
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