Press Releases

2013 press

  • AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES AUDIENCE AND JURY AWARD-WINNING FILMS

  • AFI FEST presented by Audi ANNOUNCES SPONSORS AND CULTURAL PARTNERS FOR 2013

    FREE TICKETS TO ALL SCREENINGS AVAILABLE ONLINEAND AT THE AT&T BOX OFFICELimited Number of Express Passes on Sale NowFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Los Angeles, CA, November 4, 2013 – AFI FEST presented by Audi today announced their cultural partners and sponsors for this year's film festival which takes place November 7 through 14 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

  • AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO DAVID O. RUSSELL

    FREE TICKETS TO ALL SCREENINGS AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE NOVEMBER 2LOS ANGELES, CA, October 31, 2013 – AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi, a program of the American Film Institute, today announced a Special Tribute to David O.

  • AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi ANNOUNCESCONVERSATIONS WITH STEVE McQUEEN, ANNETTE BENING AND YOUNG HOLLYWOOD

    OVER 100 ARTISTS FROM 23 COUNTRIES TO ATTENDFREE TICKETS TO ALL SCREENINGS AVAILABLE AT THE BOX OFFICE NOV.

  • AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES FULL PROGRAM INCLUDING WORLD CINEMA SELECTIONS

    FREE TICKETS TO ALL SCREENINGS AVAILABLE STARTING OCTOBER 30Early Access to Tickets for AFI Members and Alumni on October 28Limited Number of Express Passes on Sale NowLOS ANGELES, CA, October 22, 2013 – AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi, a program of the American Film Institute, today announced the remaining sections and films that will screen in the festival’s World Cinema, American Independents, Breakthrough, Midnight, Cinema’s Legacy and Presentations programs.

  • AFI presented by Audi ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL GALAS AND SPECIAL SCREENINGS

    Priority and Reserved Seating Available withPatron Packages and Special Screenings PassesFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Los Angeles, CA, October 17, 2013 – The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced additional Centerpiece Galas and Special Screenings – comprised of award season contenders and highly anticipated independent and international films of the fall – for AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi. There will be a red carpet Gala each night of the festival.  The additional Centerpiece Galas are AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (DIR John Wells) on Friday, November 8; THE LAST EMPEROR 3D (DIR Bernardo Bertolucci) on Sunday, November 10; and LONE SURVIVOR (DIR Peter Berg) on Tuesday, November 12.

  • AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES NEW AUTEURS AND SHORTS TITLES

    CINEPASS EXPRESS Passes on Sale Now.

  • AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi Centerpiece Gala Selections Announced:WORLD PREMIERE OF OUT OF THE FURNACE, NEBRASKA AND A TRIBUTE TO BRUCE DERN, THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

    Los Angeles, CA, September 30, 2013 – The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today additional red carpet Centerpiece Galas at AFI FEST presented by Audi, including the World Premiere of Scott Cooper’s OUT OF THE FURNACE; Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA; accompanied by a Tribute to Bruce Dern; and THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, directed by and starring Ben Stiller and produced by AFI Conservatory alumnus Stuart Cornfeld, recipient of the Franklin J.

  • AFI FEST Announces Film Selections by Agnès Varda, Guest Artistic Director

    FESTIVAL UNVEILS POSTER FEATURING ICONIC IMAGERY FROM VARDA’S CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 (CLÉO DE 5 À 7) LOS ANGELES, CA, September 18, 2013 – The American Film Institute (AFI) announced a program of four films selected by Guest Artistic Director Agnès Varda to screen at AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi.  Varda, once a resident of Los Angeles, makes a rare return to present and discuss her work at AFI FEST.  As an additional tribute to Varda, photos from her influential French New Wave film CLEO FROM 5 to 7 (CLÉO DE 5 À 7) are featured in this year’s festival marketing and programming materials.As Guest Artistic Director, Varda has selected films that have inspired her throughout her six-decade career:  PICKPOCKET (DIR Robert Bresson, 1959), A WOMAN UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DIR John Cassavetes, 1974), THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN (DIR Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1979) and AFTER HOURS (DIR Martin Scorsese, 1985).  In addition, the festival will be screening a selection of Varda’s films, including restored versions of CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 (CLÉO DE 5 À 7) and DOCUMENTEUR. “It’s always good to be chosen, but it’s funny to be chosen to choose, therefore I immediately accepted the invitation from AFI FEST to propose some films for their program,” said Agnès Varda.  “They suggested that I pick some films that have influenced me.  Alas, I can’t.  When I wrote and shot my first film in 1954, LA POINT COURTE, I had hardly seen 10 films.  My culture was books, painting and theatre.  Alain Resnais, who edited my film, was the one who told me about cinema and suggested that I go to the Cinemathèque, which I had not approached before.  If I had seen the masterpieces that I discovered later I certainly would not have dared to create a film at 26.  My ignorance gave me freedom and audacity.  For AFI FEST I chose four films that have been important in my life.  For the subjects, the style that I call cinewriting, the radical choices and specific sensibilities, among some other films, I chose THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN, one pearl of Fassbinder films, PICKPOCKET by Bresson for its singular way of interpreting the art of stealing.

  • AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES SAVING MR. BANKS IS OPENING NIGHT GALAWORLD PREMIERE OF FOXCATCHER OPENS WEEKEND

    Passes on Sale Now for AFI FEST November 7-14EMBARGOED UNTIL 6:00 a.m.

  • AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES DATES AND CALL FOR ENTRIES

    AFI FEST 2013 presented by Audi ANNOUNCES DATES AND CALL FOR ENTRIES The American Film Institute Celebrates the Year in Global Cinema and Continues Unprecedented Offer of Free Tickets To All Screenings