LOS 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 FEST, which redefines Hollywood today as a place where icons and emerging artists bring audiences together to experience global cinema in the movie capital of the world, will take place November 7 through 14 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre, the Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
World Cinema showcases the most anticipated and prize-winning international films of the year, the American Independents section features work by U.S. filmmakers, Breakthrough highlights work discovered only through the blind submission process, Midnight’s selections tend toward the macabre and Cinema’s Legacy highlights restorations and classic films.
This year’s program includes the return of several filmmakers to AFI FEST including CLOSED CURTAINS’s Jafar Panahi; MOEBIUS’ Kim Ki-duk; OUR SUNHI’s Hong Sang-soo; TOM AT THE FARM’s Xavier Dolan and WE ARE THE BEST!’s Lukas Moodysoon. READ MORE »
Two Oscar Foreign Language entrants - Georgia’s In Bloom and Slovak Republic’s My Dog Killer are both featured in the New Auteurs section of this year’s AFI Fest. The American Film Institute today announced the films that will be featured in both the New Auteurs and Shorts sections at this year’s festival, presented by Audi, which runs November 7-14 in Hollywood. New Auteurs highlights first and second-time feature film directors from around the world and the Shorts selections present diverse points of view from a variety of countries. Click over for the complete list: