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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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    • 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.

    • AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi FULL SLATE OF FILMS

      AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi FULL SLATE OF FILMS.

    • TWO ADDITIONAL CENTERPIECE GALAS AND SEVEN SPECIAL SCREENINGS ADDED TO AFI FEST 2015 PRESENTED BY AUDI

      Passes to Ensure Seating Available Now at AFI.comFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, October 19, 2015 — The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that two more Centerpiece Galas will screen at AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi.  WHERE TO INVADE NEXT, directed by Michael Moore, will screen on Saturday, November 7 at the Lloyd E.

    • NEW AUTEURS AND AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS TITLES ANNOUNCED FOR AFI FEST 2015 PRESENTED BY AUDI 

      Express Passes for all Regular Screenings on Sale NowFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, October 15, 2015 – The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the films that will be featured in the New Auteurs and American Independents sections at AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi.

    • WORLD PREMIERE OF CONCUSSION TO PLAY AS CENTERPIECE GALA AT AFI FEST 2015 PRESENTED BY AUDI

      WORLD PREMIERE OF CONCUSSION TO PLAY AS CENTERPIECE GALA AT AFI FEST 2015 PRESENTED BY AUDI.

    • WORLD PREMIERE OF THE BIG SHORT TO CLOSE AFI FEST PRESENTED BY AUDI

      Gala to be Held Thursday, November 12 at the Historic TCL Chinese Theatre Passes to Ensure Seating Available Now at AFI.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, September 22, 2015 — The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that the World Premiere of Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises’ THE BIG SHORT will be the Closing Night Gala of AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi on Thursday, November 12 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California.

    • WORLD PREMIERE OF BY THE SEA TO OPEN AFI FEST 2015 PRESENTED BY AUDI

      Film by Angelina Jolie Pitt to Launch the Festival on November 5at the Historic TCL Chinese TheatrePasses to Ensure Seating Available Now at AFI.comFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, August 27, 2015 — The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that the World Premiere of Universal Pictures’ BY THE SEA —  written, directed, produced by and starring Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie Pitt and also starring and produced by Academy Award ® winner Brad Pitt  —  will be the Opening Night Gala of AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi on Thursday, November 5, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California.  The film features an international cast that includes Mélanie Laurent, Melvil Poupaud, Niels Arestrup and Richard Bohringer.  Available now at AFI.com are festival passes for purchase, which ensure reserved seats for Opening Night.The 29th edition of AFI FEST takes place November 5–12, 2015, in the heart of Hollywood.  Screenings and Galas will be held at the Dolby Theatre, the historic TCL Chinese Theatre, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.  The full festival lineup and schedule will be unveiled in October.“Time and again, Angelina Jolie Pitt has proven herself an artist of the highest caliber,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO.  “It is an honor for AFI to celebrate her latest story with its World Premiere – and in doing so – to shine a proper light upon her boundless creative energies as actor, director, writer and producer.”“AFI has long supported the boldness and experimentation that accompanies provocative cinema,” said Jolie Pitt.  “As a filmmaker, and on behalf of our cast and crew, I am honored to launch the film at the Opening Night Gala for AFI FEST.”“We are launching this year’s AFI FEST with a film that is fueled by the influence of both American and foreign cinema.  Angelina Jolie Pitt’s intelligent artistry in BY THE SEA proves that she is one of today’s most creative and expressive filmmakers.  It is a perfect way to kick off what will be eight days of incredible films from Hollywood and across the globe,” said Jacqueline Lyanga, Director, AFI FEST.           AFI FEST remains the only global event of its caliber to offer free individual tickets to screenings and events as a gift to the community.  These free tickets will be available to the general public online at AFI.com beginning Monday, October 26.  Available for purchase now at AFI.com are AFI FEST Patron Packages and Express Passes — which can include access to sold-out Galas and other high-demand films and events.As part of their membership benefit, AFI members will receive a complimentary AFI FEST Cinepass, which allows access to all regular screenings at this year’s festival.  Additionally, AFI members at the Two-Star level and above level receive a 10% discount on all AFI FEST Patron Packages and Express Passes.

    • AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL DATES AND CALL FOR ENTRIES

      29th AFI FEST to be held November 5-12FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, February 18, 2015 – AFI FEST presented by Audi officially announced its dates and call for entries today.  The American Film Institute’s annual celebration of artistic excellence, AFI FEST brings Hollywood icons, emerging artists and audiences together to experience global cinema in the movie capital of the world.  The film festival is the only one of its stature that is free to the public.