AFI FEST 2018 PRESENTED BY AUDI ANNOUNCES SPONSORS AND CULTURAL PARTNERS
Free Tickets to Screenings Available Online and at AT&T Box Office
Limited Number of Priority Passes Still Available
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Los Angeles, CA, November 7, 2018 — The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the sponsors and cultural partners for AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi, which takes place November 8-15 in Hollywood, CA, at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre, the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and The Hollywood Roosevelt. Visit AFI.com/AFIFEST to view this year's lineup.
AFI FEST will once again bring the best in global cinema to Los Angeles thanks to the visionary support of Audi — now in its 15th consecutive year as Presenting Sponsor of the festival. Audi was born with a vision of boldly challenging the status quo and is bound by a promise to imaginatively innovate. That same progressive spirit drives Audi's iconic partnership with the American Film Institute.
Audi has collaborated with AFI to celebrate the history of the motion picture, honoring filmmakers and their work and educating the next generation of storytellers. Inspired by a commitment to drive progress, Audi joined forces with AFI to expand the alliance by creating the Audi Fellowship for Women, which supports one female director for her entire two-year AFI Conservatory enrollment. The next Audi Fellow will be announced in 2019.
The Premium Sponsor of the festival is AT&T, returning this year with the AT&T Box Office at Hollywood & Highland.
American Airlines is the official airline of AFI. Additional festival sponsors include 21st Century Fox, AMC Networks, the Cecil B. DeMille Foundation, Cinesend, Dolby Laboratories, Elevent, IMDbPro, La Marca Prosecco, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Netflix, Panavision, SAG-AFTRA and SAGindie.
The festival's official hotel and venue sponsors include the Egyptian Theatre, the Hollywood & Highland Center, The Hollywood Roosevelt, TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX and the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres.
Contributing sponsors include Camarena Tequila, Dalmore Scotch, Dark Horse Wines, Gelson's Market, New Amsterdam Vodka, Prophecy Wines, SmartSource, SoCal Self Storage and US Blanks.
Sustaining sponsors include The Bagel Broker, Boxed Water and Quixote.
This year's cultural sponsors include the Farhang Foundation, Luce Cinecittà, the Italian Trade Agency (ITA), SAG-AFTRA and SAGindie. The festival's cultural supporters include the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles, Consulate General of Belgium in Los Angeles, Consulate General of Canada, China Onscreen Biennial, Danish Film Institute, European Languages and Movies in America (ELMA), EOS World Fund, the Consulate General of France, German Films, the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Los Angeles, Consulate General of Israel, Consulate General of Italy, Istituto Italiano di Cultura (IIC), Japan Foundation, Japan House Los Angeles, Korean Cultural Center of Los Angeles (KCCLA), Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, Polish Film Festival, Quebec Government Office in Los Angeles, Telefilm Canada, TV5MONDE and UniFrance.
On Tuesday, November 13 at the Egyptian Theatre, AFI FEST, Luce Cinecittà, the Italian Trade Agency, the Italian Consulate in Los Angeles and IIC partner to celebrate Cinema Italian Style, the annual showcase of Italian cinema in Los Angeles. DOGMAN, Italy's official Academy Award® entry for Best Foreign Language Film, will screen as part of AFI FEST, and as the Opening Night of Cinema Italian Style.
The primary media sponsor of the festival is the Los Angeles Times. Official media sponsors include Entertainment Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Wall Street Journal and Yelp. Affliate media sponsors include ALT 98.7, American Cinematographer, Backstage, Deadline, Hoy, IndieWire, KCRW, KOST FM, LA Weekly, Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, Martin Outdoor Media, MovieMaker Magazine, OUTFRONT Media, TheWrap and Trailer Addict.
The American Film Market (AFM) is the market partner of AFI FEST. The association between the two events connects art and commerce, broadening the opportunities for all participants. The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA).
Free individual tickets to AFI FEST screenings are available to the general public online at AFI.com/AFIFEST or at the AT&T Box Office at Hollywood & Highland. AFI FEST Patron Packages include access to sold-out Galas and other high-demand films and events. Priority Passes are also on sale now at AFI.com/AFIFEST, and AFI members receive special discounts. 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.
About the American Film Institute
The American Film Institute was established by presidential proclamation in the White House Rose Garden, and launched its national mandate on June 5, 1967 — to preserve the heritage of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers. AFI's founding Trustees included Chairman Gregory Peck, Vice Chairman Sidney Poitier, Francis Ford Coppola, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Jack Valenti and George Stevens, Jr., as Director.
For more information about AFI, visit AFI.com or connect with AFI at twitter.com/AmericanFilm, facebook.com/AmericanFilmInstitute and youtube.com/AFI.
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. Celebrating its 32nd edition, 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 both Short Film categories for the annual Academy Awards®. This year's edition takes place November 8–15, 2018. Additional information about AFI FEST is available at AFI.com/AFIFEST. Connect with AFI FEST at facebook.com/AFIFEST, twitter.com/AFIFEST and youtube.com/AFI.
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