cannes film festival – American Film Institute

AFI Alumni Projects Selected for the 75th Cannes Film Festival!

The Cannes Film Festival kicks off its 75th anniversary edition this spring, showcasing new films from veteran filmmakers and emerging voices alike. The prestigious event will take place May 17-28 and resume in-person festivities for its second year in a row. The 2022 jury consists of actor Vincent Lindon as president, alongside filmmakers Rebecca Hall,...

The AFI FEST Interview: Director Qiu Yang on Cannes-Bound A GENTLE NIGHT

Qiu Yang is an alumnus of AFI FEST with his short film UNDER THE SUN (AFI FEST 2015). We caught up with Yang to talk about his latest short, A GENTLE NIGHT. The film will have its world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, where it will compete for the Short Film Palme d’Or.

AFI Conservatory Films Win at 68th Cannes Film Festival

At this year’s Cannes Film Festival, we’re proud to report that the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) alumna Pippa Bianco (AFI DWW, Class of 2014) was awarded First Prize by the Cinéfondation Jury for her AFI short film SHARE at the 68th Cannes Film Festival. SHARE, a film produced by the AFI Conservatory Directing…