Press Releases

  • AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE STATE OF THE ART - INNOVATION, STORYTELLING AND TECHNOLOGY 

    Patron Packages and Cinepass Express Passes Now Available ​for Priority SeatingFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, October xx, 2014 – AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi, a program of the American Film Institute, today announced an inaugural technology showcase, STATE OF THE ART – INNOVATION, STORYTELLING AND TECHNOLOGY, with curated and sponsored discussions.  AFI FEST 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, with the technology showcase running Monday, November 10 through Wednesday, November 12.“Dolby, the festival’s newest partner, enables us to bring our audiences and filmmakers an extraordinary movie-going experience in a world-class venue and provides the festival with a theater where we can launch this engaging forum on technology and storytelling,” said Jacqueline Lyanga, Director, AFI FEST.

  • AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES WORLD CINEMA, BREAKTHOUGH, MIDNIGHT AND CINEMA’S LEGACY SECTIONS

    Patron Packages and Cinepass Express Passes Now Available for Priority SeatingAFI FEST Mobile App Available to Download FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, October 22, 2014 – AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi, a program of the American Film Institute, announced today the remaining films that will screen in the World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight, and Cinema’s Legacy programs.  AFI FEST 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.World Cinema showcases the most acclaimed international films of the year, Breakthrough highlights true discoveries of the programming process, Midnight’s selections will grip the audience with terror and laughter and Cinema’s Legacy highlights recent restorations of classic films and films about the history of cinema.

  • TOMMY LEE JONES’ THE HOMESMAN RIDES HIGH AT AFI FEST presented by Audi 

    SPECIAL SCREENINGS AND CONVERSATIONS ALSO ADDEDPriority and Reserved Seating Available with Patron Packages and Cinepass Express PassesFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, October 20, 2014 – The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced an additional Centerpiece Gala, eight Special Screenings and the Conversations for AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi.  This year’s Galas include two World Premieres; the Special Screenings section includes three official Foreign Language Film Oscar® submissions and the Conversations include an Indie Contender’s Roundtable and a Young Hollywood Roundtable.THE HOMESMAN, directed by and starring Academy Award® winner Tommy Lee Jones, will be the Centerpiece Gala on Tuesday, November 11 at the Dolby Theatre®.AFI FEST’s Special Screenings are CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA (DIR Olivier Assayas); MERCHANTS OF DOUBT (DIR Robert Kenner); MOMMY (DIR Xavier Dolan); MR.

  • AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES BOLD NEW AUTEURS, SHORTS AND AMERICAN INDEPENDENT TITLES

    Express Passes for all Regular Screenings on Sale NowFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, October 16, 2014 – AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi, a program of the American Film Institute, announced today the films that will be featured in the New Auteurs, Shorts and American Independents sections at this year’s festival.The New Auteurs and Shorts sections both showcase filmmakers from around the world; the New Auteurs section highlights first and second-time feature film directors and the Shorts selections representing diverse and varied international perspectives.

  • INHERENT VICE ADDED TO STELLAR LINEUP AT AFI FEST presented by Audi

    Centerpiece Gala at the Egyptian Theatre on Saturday, November 8Patron Packages on Sale NowFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, October 15, 2014 – The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that Warner Bros.

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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 28th edition of AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi will take place November 6–13, 2014.

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