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Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced the films that will be featured in the New Auteurs and American Independents sections at AFI Fest 2017.
Highlighting first- and second-time feature film directors, New Auteurs is the festival’s platform for upcoming filmmakers from all over the...
Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced that AFI Fest 2017 will open with the Netflix film Mudbound. Directed by Dee Rees and co-written by Virgil Williams and Rees, the historical period drama features cinematography by AFI Conservatory alumna Rachel Morrison (Class of 2006)....
Friday, Nov. 18, 2016
AFI Fest announced the features and short films which won Jury and Audience Awards this year. Among the highlights of the competition was director Nele Wohlatz’s The Future Perfect earning the New Auteurs Grand Jury Award. On the Audience Award front, director Houda Benyamina’s ...
Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced the films that will be featured in the World Cinema, Cinema’s Legacy and newly added Masters in Conversation sections at AFI Fest 2016.
World Cinema showcases the most acclaimed international films of the year and features 33 films from 28...
Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced the films that will be featured in the New Auteurs, Shorts, American Independents and Midnight sections at AFI Fest 2016. Films in the New Auteurs and Shorts sections are eligible for Grand Jury Awards.
“Emboldening new, emerging voices is the...
Thursday, Sep. 22, 2016
The American Film Institute (AFI) announced that, in celebration of the 30th edition of AFI Fest, a trio of diverse female trailblazers will be featured in both the festival’s 2016 key art and programming lineup. AFI Fest will spotlight Dorothy Dandridge, the first African American nominated for...
Friday, Nov. 13, 2015
AFI Fest 2015 announced the feature and short films receiving this year’s Jury and Audience Awards. The New Auteurs Grand Jury Award was presented today (11/12) to Land and Shade, while Disorder garnered a Special Jury Mention for Direction, and...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
Among the features presented at the AFI Fest, which is wrapping this week in Hollywood, were By the Sea (Universal Pictures), the festival’s Opening Night Gala presentation, and...
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015
"Concussion" delivers a hard hit to the NFL as it deals with data linking repeated blows to the heads of its players to dementia and a host of other problems.
The league's rocky dealings with Dr. Bennet Omalu, who identified a degenerative disease in...
Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015
In 1962, Francois Truffaut, then age 30, wrote to Alfred Hitchcock, requesting that the British director sit down with him for a series of interviews over the course of a week. At the time critic cum filmmaker Truffaut had directed just three features but they...