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AFI FEST 2012: The World's Best Cinema - From 'Hitchcock' to 'Rust and Bone,' Foreign Oscar Hopefuls & AFM

by Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage
October 31, 2012 4:23 PM
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Eva Mendes and Denis Lavant in 'Holy Motors'

Many other features, documentaries and shorts are pllaying AFI Fest. Check out the schedule and get yourself some tickets here.

The AFM and AFI Fest are also joining to introduce a new festival program at the market. Three films seeking international sales reps will screen at AFM on Tuesday ("Here and There" [aka "Aqui y Alla"], "Nairobi Half Life," and "Starlet"). AFM's Jonathan Wolf says: "this was a natural progression of our partnership with AFI Fest and provides these filmmakers an invaluable opportunity to screen for the world's top sales agents."

Together, AFM and AFI Fest are the only concurrent festival-market in North America. Twenty-seven of AFI Fest's films will also be represented at AFM. They are listed below.

11 AFI FEST films will screen at AFM, including ABCs OF DEATH (Magnolia Pictures); ANTIVIRAL (IFC Films/TF1 International); COME OUT AND PLAY (Cananá Films); GINGER AND ROSA (The Match Factory); JOHN DIES AT THE END (Magnolia Pictures); KON-TIKI (Media Plan PR/HanWay Films); QUARTET(HanWay Films); SIMON KILLER (IFC Films/ Fortissimo Films); and ZAYTOUN (Pathé International).
16 additional festival selections will be represented at AFM including: A ROYAL AFFAIR (Magnolia Pictures); BERBERIAN SOUND STUDIO (IFC Films/The Match Factory); BEYOND THE HILLS (IFC Films); CAESAR MUST DIE (Adopt Films, LLC/Rai Trade); EAT SLEEP DIE (The Yellow Affair); HERE COMES THE DEVIL (MPI Media Group); HOLY MOTORS (Indomina); IN ANOTHER COUNTRY (Kino Lorber); IN THE FOG (Strand Releasing/The Match Factory); KID (Media Luna New Films); PIETA (Finecut); TABU (Adopt Films, LLC); THE HUNT (Magnolia Pictures); THE IMPOSSIBLE (Summit Entertainment); THE MOST FUN I’VE EVER HAD WITH MY PANTS ON (Continental Media); and WAR WITCH (Tribeca Enterprises/Films Distribution).


  • ElizBet | November 9, 2012 4:13 PMReply

    AFI Fest had one of the best line ups ever!
    RUST AND BONE was disappointing, AMOUR was beautiful, PARADISE : FAITH and BLOOD OF MY BLOOD were amazing. A ROYAL AFFAIR was entertaining but predictable.

  • HannaH | November 1, 2012 11:35 PMReply

    Must see list: Rust and Bone, Amour, Starlet, Blood of My Blood, Ginger and Rosa, Simon Killer

  • HannaH | November 1, 2012 11:34 PMReply

    Must see list:
    Rust and Bone
    Blood of My Blood
    Ginger and Rosa
    Simon Killer

  • MattGr | October 31, 2012 8:46 PMReply

    Pieta + Blood of My Blood + On The Road + Amour + Holy Motors = GREAT LINE UP!!!!!!

  • Genadijus | October 31, 2012 4:57 PMReply

    AFI will start to summarize the film year as we still have watch several big movies, but basically majority was presented and nominations are coming.

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