AFI Fest, Los Angeles
Mr. Michael Lumpkin
Mrs. Sarah Harris
Year of Foundation 1987
Event Date from 15 October 2020 till 22 October 2020
in Los Angeles, United States
Sections Galas, Special Screenings, World Cinema, New Auteurs (1st + 2nd filmmakers), American Independents, Midnight, Cinema's Legacy, Short Films
Terms of Entry U.S. premiere preferred; productions may not be older than one year (completion after 1 August 2019); feature and documentary films: over 40 min.; short films: less than 40 min.
Subtitles English subtitles necessary
Format 35 mm, DCP, HDCAM, Blu-ray
Registration Deadline Official Deadline: 10 April 2020
Final Deadline: 5 June 2020
Fees feature films: $60-85; short films up to 30 min.: $40-70
Attendance Figures 75,000
Participants of the Film Industry more than 100 American distributors, directors and producers, representatives of talent agencies;
Prizes/Awards Audience Awards (Feature, Short), Grand Jury Award (Live-Action Short, Animated Short, Documentary Short)
NOTTURNO by Gianfranco Rosi (IT/FR/DE, No Nation Films, Mizzi Stock Entertainment)
RIVAL (RIVALE) by Marcus Lenz (HANFGARN & UFER Filmproduktion, Wildfilms)
Short Film Competition
POSTPARTUM (WOCHENBETT) by Henriette Rietz
THERE IS NO EVIL (ES GIBT KEIN BÖSES) by Mohammad Rasoulof (DE/CZ/IR, Cosmopol Film)
Number of Films Shown 137 films
Media Coverage national and international print media and TV channelsSpecific Characteristics Recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) as Competitive Spezialised Feature Film Festival. The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.
Evaluation A large festival for the public that enjoys good media coverage. Focus on upcoming international talent. Free access to all film screening except official gala screenings means full house theatre performance. Interesting workshops and conferences and great networking events for young filmmakers. It is the only US-festival accredited by the FIAPF. Strong impact for foreign language films campaigning for the Academy Awards.