Press Releases

  • AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES JURY AND AUDIENCE AWARD-WINNING FILMS

    Encore Screenings of Selected Award-Winning Filmsat the Chinese 6 Theatres TodayLOS ANGELES, CA, November 13, 2014 – AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi today announced this year’s Jury and Audience Awards for features and short films included in the festivals New Auteur and Shorts programs.  The New Auteurs section highlights first and second-time feature film directors and the Shorts selections represent diverse and varied international perspectives.  Grand Jury Awards were presented to SELF MADE (BOREG), which received the New Auteurs Critics’ Award, and to THE TRIBE (PLEMYA), which received the VIZIO Visionary Special Jury Award.  BUFFALO JUGGALOS by Scott Cummings received the Live Action Short Award, and YEARBOOK by Bernardo Britto received the Animated Short Award.  Special Jury Award winners went to GÜEROS and VIOLET.

  • AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES CLINT EASTWOOD’S AMERICAN SNIPER AS THE SECRET SCREENING ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11 AT THE EGYPTIAN THEATRE

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, November 10, 2014 – AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi, a program of the American Film Institute, announced today that Clint Eastwood’s AMERICAN SNIPER will be the Secret Screening tomorrow at 9:00 p.m.

  • PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON IN CONVERSATION FOLLOWING A PRESENTATION OF MONDO HOLLYWOOD at AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi

    OVER 100 ARTISTS FROM 22 COUNTRIES TO ATTENDFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, November 5, 2014 – AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi, a program of the American Film Institute, announced today that Paul Thomas Anderson will present the 1967 documentary MONDO HOLLYWOOD (DIR Robert Carl Cohen), a film which influenced his upcoming feature, INHERENT VICE, on the afternoon of Saturday, November 8 at the Egyptian Theatre.   Following the screening Anderson will be in conversation with Cohen.Over 100 artists from 22 countries are expected to attend this year’s festival.Logan Lerman, Jena Malone and Jenny Slate will be a part of the Los Angeles Times’ Young Hollywood Roundtable on Friday, November 7 at the TCL Chinese Theatres.  J.C.

  • AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES SPONSORS AND CULTURAL PARTNERS

    Free Tickets to all Screenings Available Online and at the AT&T Box OfficeLimited Number of Express Passes Still AvailableFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, November 4, 2014 – AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi, a program of the American Film Institute, announced their cultural partners and sponsors for this year’s festival which will take place November 6 through 13 in Hollywood, CA, at the Dolby Theatre®, the TCL Chinese Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.For the eleventh year, Audi is the festival’s presenting sponsor.  Additional top sponsors include AT&T, Coca-Cola, VIZIO, American Airlines (the official airline of AFI), Dunkin’ Donuts, Netflix, Stella Artois, Dolby Laboratories and Technicolor.  The festival’s venue sponsors include the Dolby Theatre®, TCL Chinese Theatres, the Hollywood & Highland Center, the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and the Egyptian Theatre.New sponsor VIZIO will add an official venue to the festival, the VIZIO Ultra HD Lounge, located in the Roosevelt Hotel.  The lounge is open to passholders and will play host to a variety of filmmaker panels, conversations, industry meetings and special events.

  • AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES FIRST LOOK AT SELMA 

    STAR DAVID OYELOWO, DIRECTOR AVA DUVERNAY, AND PRODUCERS OPRAH WINFREY, DEDE GARDNER AND JEREMY KLEINER TO PARTICIPATE IN CONVERSATION.

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    About AFI FEST presented by Audi  

    A program of the American Film Institute, AFI FEST presented by Audi is a celebration of global cinema and today's Hollywood — a showcase for the best festival films of the year and an opportunity for master filmmakers and emerging artists to come together with audiences in the movie capital of the world. AFI FEST is the only festival of its stature that is free to the public. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category for the annual Academy Awards®.

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