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Friday, Nov. 22, 2019
AFI Fest 2019 has revealed the films that received this year’s Jury and Audience awards. The Grand Jury Award winners for Live Action and Animated Short--Exam and Something To Remember, respectively--will be eligible for the 2020 Best Live Action Short and Best Animated Short...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019
The audience appetite for documentaries has grown significantly, fueled by the times according to Steven Bognar who teamed with Julia Reichert to direct American Factory (Netflix, Participant Media, Higher Ground Productions), which chronicles the culture clash that ensues when a...
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019
In the past dozen years, one out of some 1,200 studio films was directed by a Latina, according to the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. Slated to double that tally is actress/producer/director Eva Longoria who is set to helm 24/7 for Universal and Flaming Hot for Fox...
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019
AFI Fest 2019 will honor Martin Scorsese with a tribute on Friday, November 15, at the TCL Chinese Theatre. The evening will celebrate the AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award® winner’s indelible impact on culture as one of cinema’s most acclaimed filmmakers. Following the a...
Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019
The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the films that will play in the New Auteurs, Cinema’s Legacy, Midnight, Shorts and AFI Conservatory Showcase sections at AFI Fest 2019.
The complete AFI Fest program includes 142 titles (80 features, 1 episodic, 40 shorts, 21 AFI...
Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
The American Film Institute (AFI) has set the program for the inaugural AFI Summit that will take place at AFI Fest 2019. The lineup includes a conversation with producer, director, actress and activist Eva Longoria, and founder of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative Dr. Stacy Smith to...
Monday, Oct. 21, 2019
AFI Fest 2019 has rounded out its Galas lineup with a pair of films: Netflix’s The Two Popes starring Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce will screen on Monday, November 18; and Amazon Studios’ The Aeronauts starring Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne will screen on Tuesday,...
Friday, Oct. 18, 2019
AFI Fest 2019 will host "An Evening With Peter Morgan" which is to include a conversation with Academy Award®-nominated, Emmy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning writer and producer in tribute to his celebrated career, followed by a Gala screening of the highly anticipated third season of...
Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019
The American Film Institute (AFI) has unveiled the films that will play in the World Cinema section and the inaugural Documentary section of AFI Fest 2019.
The World Cinema section showcases the most anticipated and celebrated international films of the year and features 16 titles...
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Richard Jewell--directed and produced by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood--will make its world premiere during a gala at AFI Fest 2019. Written by Academy Award nominee Billy Ray, the film stars Oscar winners...