Programmer Picks – American Film Institute

AFI FEST 2021: Festival Programming Intern Payton Ewalt Picks

By Festival Programming Intern Payton Ewalt I’d never imagined that the extent of my connection with AFI would go farther trying to complete the AFI 100 Greatest American Films list, but I was beyond lucky to participate in an internship this semester that allowed me to work closely with the amazing AFI FEST Programming team....

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: 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: LGBTQ Films

Pride comes in many forms. And we have a lot to be proud of with our films exploring people along the queer spectrum! The AFI FEST 2021 lineup has no shortage of incredible films that are sure to pique your interests. These films touch on history and activism, uncovering fascinating and inspiring stories alongside personal...

AFI FEST 2021: Programmer Picks

Now with tickets now on sale for AFI FEST 2021 – AFI's annual "best in global cinema" film festival, we asked our dedicated team of festival programmers to share with us a few of the films from this year’s outstanding lineup that captivated them. Here are their picks. Sarah Harris – Director of Programming, AFI...
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