Friday, Oct. 23, 2020

AFI Fest 2020 award winners were revealed today (10/23). Among the films honored were Wolfwalkers, the documentary 76 Days, and the shorts Pillars and Tiger and Ox.

Wolfwalkers, an adventurous animated tale, won the Audience Award for narrative...

Friday, Oct. 23, 2020

Though having to go virtual in the face of a pandemic, AFI Fest this past week (10/15-22) remained steadfast as a cornucopia of content with high-profile debuts as well as some under-the-radar films gaining exposure and prominence. Where the fest came up different this time around was in stepped...

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020

The American Film Institute (AFI) unveiled the films that will play in the World Cinema, New Auteurs, Documentary, Cinema’s Legacy, Short Film Competition, Meet the Press Film Festival at AFI Fest and the AFI Conservatory Showcase sections at AFI Fest 2020. 

The complete AFI Fest program...

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020

The American Film Institute has set the lineup for its AFI Summit that will take place at AFI Fest (Oct. 15-22). The menu includes a conversation with Academy Award® nominee, producer, director and writer Ava DuVernay in a conversation about elevating and supporting BIPOC filmmakers through her...

Friday, Sep. 25, 2020

AFI Fest will present four Tributes this year as Sofia Coppola, Kirby Dick, Rita Moreno and Mira Nair will each be honored with an evening of conversation celebrating their distinguished careers.

“Artists of this caliber are essential players in our global culture,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI...

Monday, Sep. 21, 2020

The 34th edition of AFI Fest will close with the world premiere of Showtime® Documentary Films’ My Psychedelic Love Story. Directed by Academy Award®-winning director Errol Morris, the film explores the dark side of the Timothy Leary saga, and how his doomed relationship with Joanna...

Monday, Sep. 14, 2020

The 34th edition of the AFI Fest will open with the world premiere of the Amazon Original film I’m Your Woman

Directed by Julia Hart and written by Hart and Academy Award® nominee Jordan Horowitz, the 1970s-set crime drama follows a woman who is forced to go on the run after...

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...

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