When: Thursday, November 10- Thursday, November 17, 2016
Hot Spot: Los Angeles, CA
Deets: An annual program of the American Film Institute, 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. The 30th edition of AFI FEST takes place November 10–17, 2016, in the heart of Hollywood. Screenings, Galas and other events will be held at the 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.
November 10 (Opening Night)- Rules Don't Apply World Premiere @ TCL Chinese Theatre
November 14 Jackie Screening
November 15 La La Land Screening
AFI FEST 2015 hosted 130 films (77 features, 53 shorts) representing 45 countries, including the world premiere of Oscar® winner THE BIG SHORT (DIR Adam McKay). A special dual Tribute honored stars Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay before a Special Screening of 45 YEARS (DIR Andrew Haigh). Conversations took place with director Ridley Scott (THE MARTIAN); actor Benicio Del Toro (SICARIO); director Sarah Gavron and writer Abi Morgan (SUFFRAGETTE); actor Michael Caine and director Paolo Sorrentino (YOUTH); and director Scott Cooper and star Johnny Depp (BLACK MASS). Guests and talent at the festival included Christian Bale, Antonio Banderas, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Todd Haynes, Rooney Mara, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michael Moore, Angelina Jolie Pitt, Brad Pitt, Saoirse Ronan, Jason Segel, Sarah Silverman, Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Lily Tomlin and Olivia Wilde.
AFI FEST 2015 brought filmmakers from all over the world to Hollywood, including CHEVALIER director Athina Rachel Tsangari; CHRONIC director Michel Franco with star Tim Roth; DHEEPAN director Jacques Audiard; MUSTANG director Deniz Gamze Ergüven, France's 2016 foreign Oscar® nominee; OUR LITTLE SISTER director Hirokazu Kore-eda with actress Kiki Kirin; QUEEN OF THE DESERT director Werner Herzog; SON OF SAUL director László Nemes, Hungary's 2016 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® winner; A WAR director Tobias Lindholm, Denmark's 2016 foreign Oscar® nominee; and many more.
Who You May Spot: Actors, actresses, directors, producers, filmmakers
Hint For The Average Socialite: AFI Passes are on sale now!
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. Free tickets to AFI FEST will be available on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Sign up for updates here.
- Win a trip to LA for the AFI Fest and exclusive tickets to the gala screening and after party, courtesy of Vizio. (Ends October 17, 2016)
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