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AFI FEST 2013 Announces Dates and Calls for Entries

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood March 5, 2013 at 1:58PM

AFI FEST has announced the dates for its 2013 installment: November 7-14, about one week later than its usual kick-off. The festival takes place in the heart of Hollywood.
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Marion Cotillard at AFI FEST 2012
Marion Cotillard at AFI FEST 2012

AFI FEST has announced the dates for its 2013 installment: November 7-14, about one week later than its usual kick-off. The festival takes place in the heart of Hollywood.

Submissions are now open and filmmakers are invited to submit narrative, documentary, experimental, animated and short films at AFI FEST's website or through WithoutABox

The final submission deadline for feature films is August 16, and the final deadline for shorts is August 2. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as an Oscar-qualifying festival in the Short Films category.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.