AFIFEST2020Recs – American Film Institute

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…

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…

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…

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: 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 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….
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