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  • AFI FEST 2015 PRESENTED BY AUDI ANNOUNCES JURY AND AUDIENCE AWARD WINNERS

    ENCORE SCREENINGS OF SELECT AWARD-WINNING FILMSAT THE TCL CHINESE 6 THEATRES TODAYFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, November 12, 2015 — AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi announces today the feature and short films receiving this year’s Jury and Audience Awards.

  • AFI FEST 2015 PRESENTED BY AUDI ANNOUNCESA CONVERSATION WITH DIRECTOR SCOTT COOPER AND JOHNNY DEPP SPONSORED BY VIZIO AND IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VARIETY

    IN THE MAJESTIC DOLBY THEATRE ON NOVEMBER 8FREE TICKETS ONLINE AND AT THE AT&T BOX OFFICEFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, November 5, 2015 – AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi announces today that a new event has been added to the festival – A Conversation with Director Scott Cooper and Johnny Depp.  They will discuss their recent collaboration on BLACK MASS (2015) in an evening moderated by Variety Deputy Awards and Features Editor Jenelle Riley.  Sponsored by VIZIO and in partnership with Variety, the Conversation will take place at AFI FEST on Sunday, November 8th at 6:00 p.m.

  • AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES SPONSORS, CULTURAL PARTNERS AND AN ADDITIONAL SPECIAL EVENT: ON ACTING: A CONVERSATION WITH BENICIO DEL TORO

    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 3, 2015 — The American Film Institute (AFI) announces today their sponsors and cultural partners for AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi.

  • AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES ADDITIONS TO SLATE:A DUAL TRIBUTE, PRESENTATIONS, A SPECIAL SCREENING AND CONVERSATIONS WITH MICHAEL CAINE AND RIDLEY SCOTT

    Free Individual Tickets Are Available Now on AFI.comFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, October 26, 2015 — The American Film Institute announced today the latest wave of programming at AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi that includes a dual Tribute, Presentations and Conversations with Michael Caine and Ridley Scott.  Caine’s new film YOUTH has been added to the Special Screenings section of the festival.  Director Ridley Scott will discuss his movie THE MARTIAN.  A special dual Tribute will honor the two stars of 45 YEARS, Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay, who will appear onstage to reflect on their illustrious careers before a Special Screening of the film at the TCL Chinese Theatre.Additional Conversations include the Indie Contenders Roundtable featuring a panel of distinguished filmmakers and talent who have achieved standout work this year in independent film presented by The Hollywood Reporter; as well as a Salon in the festival Cinema Lounge moderated by Patty West, Director, AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women, with SUFFRAGETTE director Sarah Gavron and screenwriter Abi Morgan.In the Presentations section, the festival will screen the North American premiere of Italy’s Oscar® candidate DON’T BE BAD, directed by the late Claudio Caligari and co-presented by Luce Cinecittà, the Italian Trade Commission and the American Cinematheque; and director Nicholas Brooks’ inventive romantic comedy SAM, executive-produced by Mel Brooks.Additionally, free tickets to each screening at the festival will be available on AFI.com today.  AFI FEST will take place November 5–12, 2015, in the heart of Hollywood.  Screenings and Galas will be held at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, Dolby Theatre, the Lloyd E.

  • STATE OF THE ART A TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE FEATURING LEADING ARTISTS' IMMERSIVE STORYTELLING AND VIRTUAL REALITY AT AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi

    Official AFI FEST Mobile App Now Available To DownloadFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, October 23, 2015 — The American Film Institute announced today the details for State of the Art – Innovation, Storytelling and Technology, this year's showcase dedicated to immersive storytelling and virtual reality (VR) on November 7 and 8 at AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi.

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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®.

    The 29th edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will take place November 5–12, 2015.

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