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  • 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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    • 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.

    • 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.

    • THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE GAMBLER TO PLAY AFI FEST presented by Audi

      Red Carpet Gala to take place at the Dolby Theatre on Monday, November 10Patron Packages on Sale NowFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, October 13, 2014 – The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that Paramount Pictures’ THE GAMBLER will have its World Premiere on Monday, November 10, 2014 at AFI FEST presented by Audi.

    • FOXCATCHER TO CLOSE AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi

      Closing Night Gala on Thursday, November 13Red Carpet Galas to take place at AFI FEST’s newest venue, the Dolby TheatrePatron Packages on Sale NowFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, October 6, 2014 – The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that Sony Pictures Classics’ FOXCATCHER – directed by Academy Award® nominee Bennett Miller and starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award® nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award® winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller – will be the Closing Night Gala of AFI FEST presented by Audi on Thursday, November 13 at the Dolby Theatre®.”Bennett Miller and the film’s incredible cast are going to close the festival and our last night at the iconic Dolby Theatre with an enthralling psychological drama that is one of the highlights of American independent filmmaking this year,” said Jacqueline Lyanga, Director, AFI FEST.To attend the Closing Night Gala of FOXCATCHER with reserved seats, guests must purchase a festival package at the Star Patron or Marquee Patron levels.  These and other AFI FEST Patron Packages and Passes – that can include access to sold-out galas and other high-demand films and events – are on sale now at AFI.com/AFIFEST.  AFI members at the Two-Star level and above receive a 10% discount on all AFI FEST Patron Packages and Passes.  AFI Members will be given access to regular screenings with a Cinepass for this year’s festival.  Information about AFI Membership is available at AFI.com/membership.  The American Film Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational and cultural organization, and Patron Packages are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.Free individual tickets to AFI FEST screenings and galas will be available to the general public online at AFI.com beginning Friday, October 24.The Dolby Theatre, home of the Academy Awards®, will be the festival’s newest venue for red carpet galas from November 10-13.  The Dolby Theatre, an iconic Hollywood landmark, provides filmmakers an impressive platform to showcase their work with the very best in audio and imaging capabilities.

    • WORLD PREMIERE OF A MOST VIOLENT YEAR OPENS AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi

      Opening Night Gala on Thursday, November 6, at the Historic TCL Chinese TheatrePatron Packages on Sale NowFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, September 24, 2014 – The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that A24’s A MOST VIOLENT YEAR will have its World Premiere on Thursday, November 6, as the Opening Night Gala of AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi.  The film is written and directed by Academy Award® nominee J.C.

    • AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO SOPHIA LOREN

      FESTIVAL POSTER HONORS LOREN WITH ICONIC IMAGE.

    • AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi Announces Dates and Call For Entries

      The American Film Institute’s 28th Annual Celebration of Global Cinema in Hollywood Continues Unprecedented Offer of Free Tickets to All Screenings Still the Only Festival in North Americawith a Market Partner (American Film Market)LOS ANGELES, CA, March 12, 2014 – AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi officially announced its dates and call for entries today.