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Submissions are now open and filmmakers are invited to submit narrative, documentary, experimental, animated and short films for consideration for the next edition of AFI FEST – November 6-13, 2014.

http://www.afi.com/afifest/submissions.aspx

AMERICAN FILM EXCLUSIVE:

Director/screenwriter Spike Jonze (WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE, ADAPTATION) spoke at the AFI FEST 2013 screening of his latest film, HER, with FEST Associate Director Lane Kneedler. HER, which opened nationwide January 10, centers on a lonely writer who falls for a computer operating system named Samantha (Scarlett Johansson). In this exclusive clip, Jonze discusses the development of Johansson’s character, and casting and rehearsing Joaquin Phoenix.

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Source: americanfilm.afi.com

From Today’s Spotlight Annette Bening:

The moderator was THE FACE OF LOVE director Ari Posen who took the stage to introduce the Bening. Posen started by saying her thrilled and honored and was a little nervous to be doing this event. He said that he was as curious as the attendees were to hear her answers to his questions. Posen called Bening an extraordinary artist and gifted, hardworking & generous.

The iPhone App is here!

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The AFI FEST presented by Audi 2013 iPhone App designed by Xomo is now available! Go to the iTunes store and search for “AFI FEST Presented by Audi” then download.

You can access film information, create a schedule, watch trailers and take Instagram photos in the Social section.

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The trailer for THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY, screening at AFI FEST 2013.

NOW PLAYING IN LOS ANGELES: Mikkelsen stars in Thomas Vinterberg’s new film, THE HUNT. THE HUNT was part of AFI FEST’s 2012 selection. 

NOW PLAYING IN LOS ANGELES: Mikkelsen stars in Thomas Vinterberg’s new film, THE HUNT. THE HUNT was part of AFI FEST’s 2012 selection. 

LAURENCE ANYWAYS, from AFI FEST 2012’s World Cinema program opens in NY today! And in LA next week!

Follow the film and the film’s writer and director Xavier Dolan - @Xdolan, @LaurenceNEways  

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Next week we will be posting an interview with Dolan!

LAURENCE ANYWAYS  (Theater Information)image

Prolific Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan returns with his latest passionate rollercoaster ride of unattainable love.

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Catching Up With AFI FEST Alumni: Drew Denny, Director of THE MOST FUN I’VE EVER HAD WITH MY PANTS ON

Born in Texas, Drew Denny is a multimedia performance artist, musician, and writer. We asked her to share her favorite moments from AFI FEST 2012 and fill us in on what’s she’s working on now.

 

1. What is your favorite AFI FEST 2012 memory?

Our AFI screening was the first time we got to share the film on the big screen with all the people who made it, all the musicians who donated songs to the soundtrack, and all my friends from LA, which has been my home for years now. My sister flew out from Colorado for the screening and everything - it was a big deal for us! 

 

2. Where can we see your film now?

Our film is screening at the Directors Guild of America on July 13th and 15th at 9:30 p.m. for Outfest 2013. We are honored to participate in such a fantastic festival and to be screening in our movie’s hometown again! We’re still enjoying festival screenings around the world, and domestic audiences will have new ways to see the film starting this fall… but I’m not allowed to share any details just yet!

 

3. Are you working on any new projects?

While touring with FUN PANTS, I’m writing a narrative feature that I will act in, scheduled to shoot in New York next spring. I’m also developing a multi-media performance film as part of an artist collective including an animator, a radio producer, and a principal dancer from the New York City Ballet. A documentary project I started shooting in Arctic Greenland last fall is leading me to the Maldives this summer, and here in California I’m happy to be recording with HIPS, an all female band featuring two of my dearest and most talented friends.   

The AFI FEST 2012 New Auteurs Audience Award winner, A HIJACKING, is now playing at The Laemmle’s Royal Theatre. Don’t miss it!

The AFI FEST 2012 New Auteurs Audience Award winner, A HIJACKING, is now playing at The Laemmle’s Royal Theatre. Don’t miss it!

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