Press Releases

  • AFI FEST 2017 PRESENTED BY AUDI ANNOUNCES NEW EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AT THE FESTIVAL

    ROBERT ALTMAN RETROSPECTIVEIN-CLASS STORYTELLING BOOTCAMP WITH LAUSD ADDED AUDI RETURNS FOR 14TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR ASEXCLUSIVE PRESENTING SPONSORFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — September 13, 2017, Los Angeles, CA — Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) has announced an inaugural, annual retrospective to spotlight one filmmaker of global significance, in addition to new educational experiences as part of AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi, running November 9–16, 2017, in Hollywood, CA.

  • AFI FEST 2017 PRESENTED BY AUDI ANNOUNCES FESTIVAL DATES AND CALL FOR ENTRIES 

    31st Edition of AFI FEST to Be Held November 9–16 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — LOS ANGELES, CA, March 2, 2017 — AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi has officially announced its dates and call for entries.

2015 press

  • 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.

  • 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

    INCLUDES WORLD CINEMA, BREAKTHROUGH,MIDNIGHT, SHORTS AND CINEMA'S LEGACY SECTIONSPatron Packages and Express Passes Now Available for Priority SeatingFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, October 21, 2015 — The American Film Institute announced today the films that will screen in the World Cinema, Breakthrough, Midnight, Shorts and Cinema's Legacy programs at AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi.

  • 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.

  • 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

    ­Centerpiece Gala on November 10 Makes Three World Premieres Announced at FestivalPasses to Ensure Seating Available Now at AFI.comFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, LOS ANGELES, CA, September 30, 2015 — The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that the World Premiere of Sony Pictures’ CONCUSSION — starring two-time Academy Award® nominee Will Smith, written and directed by Peter Landesman, and produced by Ridley Scott, Giannina Scott, David Wolthoff, Larry Shuman and Elizabeth Cantillon — will be the Centerpiece Gala of AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi.  The honored event will take place at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California on Tuesday, November 10.

  • 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 TheatrePasses to Ensure Seating Available Now at AFI.comFOR 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.

  • 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.