Friday, Oct. 4, 2019

Apple’s feature The Banker will make its world premiere as the closing night film for the AFI Fest 2019.

The festival’s closing night gala is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 21, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre. The Banker opens in theaters on December 6, 2019, before it...

Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019

The 33rd AFI Fest 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 Emmy® winner Lena Waithe from a story by Waithe and James Frey, the film is a consciousness-...

Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018

For director Rudy Valdez, the impact that his directing The Sentence has had on him only became fully evident long after the project was wrapped and hit the festival circuit. In some respects he didn’t have the luxury of being impacted during the nearly 10 years he chronicled the...

Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

AFI Fest has unveiled the films that received this year’s Jury and Audience Awards. Included in the mix were director John Chester’s The Biggest Little Farm which won the Feature Audience Award, and director Katrelle Kindred’s War Paint which earned Grand Jury Award distinction...

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018

The directors behind four of this year’s entrants in the running for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar shared insights into their creative inspirations and key collaborators during a session at the week-long AFI Fest which wraps today (11/15) in Hollywood.

Titled “The Language of...

Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018

The American Film Institute (AFI) has unveiled the films that will play in the Special Screenings, Cinema’s Legacy and Midnight sections at AFI Fest 2018.

This year’s Special Screenings section showcases some of the most highly anticipated films and episodic series of the season....

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018

The American Film Institute (AFI) unveiled the films that will play in the World Cinema section of AFI Fest 2018.

The World Cinema section showcases the most celebrated international films of the year and features 28 titles from 27 countries. The section includes seven official Best...

Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018

The American Film Institute (AFI) has unveiled the full lineup of Galas that will screen at AFI Fest 2018. The titles screening are: the world premiere of Bird Box (director Susanne Bier) on Monday, November 12; the world premiere of the episodic series The Kominsky Method (...

Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced the films that will be featured in the New Auteurs and American Independents sections at AFI Fest 2018.

Highlighting rising feature film directors, New Auteurs is the festival’s platform for upcoming filmmakers from all over the world to...

Tuesday, Sep. 25, 2018

The Ruth Bader Ginsburg biopic “On the Basis of Sex” (Participant Media) is having its world premiere at the 32nd AFI Fest in Los Angeles.

The American Film Institute says the film starring Felicity Jones as the Supreme Court Justice will open the festival at the TCL Chinese Theater on...

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