There are 35 short films in competition at this year’s edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi, and we’re screening all of them again today. This year’s Shorts Jury consists of filmmakers Barry Jenkins, Gerardo Naranjo (AFI Conservatory Class of 2001) and festival programmer Kim Yutani. Choose one of our four shorts programs and enjoy a diverse selection of international entries.
ON THE RED CARPET
Silence is golden in THE ARTIST, director Michel Haznavicius’ delightful and dialogue-less black-and-white feature about Hollywood’s bumpy transition from silent films to “talkies.”
At Grauman’s Chinese Theatre (6925 Hollywood Boulevard)
5:30 p.m. Press check-in
6:30 p.m. Red Carpet arrivals
7:30 p.m. Program begins
Co-winner of the Grand Prix at Cannes, the Dardenne brothers’ latest, THE KID WITH A BIKE, is the story of a feisty 11-year-old who must overcome his parents’ abandonment.
At Egyptian Theatre (6712 Hollywood Boulevard)
6:45 p.m. Press check-in
7:30 p.m. Red Carpet arrivals
8:00 p.m. Program begins
Expected appearances: THE ARTIST: Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, John Goodman, James Cromwell, Penelope Ann Miller, Missi Pyle, Malcolm McDowell, Beth Grant, Ed Lauter, Michel Hazanavicius and Uggie the dog; THE KID WITH A BIKE: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Also attending: Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass (JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME), Brett Eichenberger (LIGHT OF MINE), David Gelb (JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI), Michaël R. Roskam (BULLHEAAD) and Alexandra-Therese Keining and Josefine Tengblad (WITH EVERY HEARTBEAT).
FREE TICKETS AND PASSES
In celebration of our 25th anniversary, we’re offering 25 FREE Cinepasses to the first 25 festival goers in line at the box office when it opens at 10:00 a.m.! You can get last-minute tickets the day before each screening at AFI.com/AFIFEST or the day of each screening at the AT&T Box Office (Hollywood & Highland Center, Suite 219).
Additionally, rush lines will begin forming one hour before each screening, and remaining tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets for the following films tomorrow — Wednesday, November 9 — will be available online today beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT:
ALPS; ART HISTORY; ATTENBERG; CARRÉ BLANC; I MELT WITH YOU; JEFF, WHO LIVES AT HOME; JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI; NIGHTMARE ALLEY; PLAY; SHAME; Shorts One; SILVER BULLETS; SNOWTOWN; THE TURIN HORSE and WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN