Selected International Film Festivals

AFI Fest, Los Angeles

AFI Fest
2021, North Western Avenue
90027-1657 Los Angeles
United States
phone +1-866 234 3378
fax +1-3 23-4 62 40 49

Festival Director
Mr. Michael Lumpkin

Senior Programmer
Mrs. Sarah Harris

Year of Foundation 1987

Event Date from 10 November 2021 till 14 November 2021

Event Date

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)

German Films


Documentary Films
NOTTURNO by Gianfranco Rosi (IT/FR/DE, No Nation Films, Mizzi Stock Entertainment)

New Auteurs
RIVAL (RIVALE) by Marcus Lenz (HANFGARN & UFER Filmproduktion, Wildfilms)

Short Film Competition

World Cinema
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 channels

Specific 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.

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