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AFI FEST Conversations and Presentations: Young Hollywood Roundtable, 3D Bootcamp, Haywire, Summits

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood November 3, 2011 at 8:27AM

AFI FEST 2011's slate of conversations, presentations and digital alliances includes a Young Hollywood Roundtable (Kirsten Dunst, Armie Hammer, Evan Rachel Wood, Anton Yelchin), Two Visions of the West and the inevitable 3D Bootcamp, Film Technology Summit, Future of Film Summit, plus a Secret Screening (reportedly Steven Soderbergh's Haywire). There are interactive festival media platforms via MUBI, GetGlue and BuzzMod as well. Details on each below:
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AFI FEST 2011's slate of conversations, presentations and digital alliances includes a Young Hollywood Roundtable (Kirsten Dunst, Armie Hammer, Evan Rachel Wood, Anton Yelchin), Two Visions of the West and the inevitable 3D Bootcamp, Film Technology Summit, Future of Film Summit, plus a Secret Screening (reportedly Steven Soderbergh's Haywire). There are interactive festival media platforms via MUBI, GetGlue and BuzzMod as well. Details on each below:

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas is also hosting a lounge to celebrate the fest's 25th year. In the Central Courtyard of the Hollywood and Highland Center, the curated lounge will feature AFI FEST trailers and Cosmopolitan digital content, and activities such as croquet, billiards and a must-see Q&A with Shame director Steve McQueen and Elvis Mitchell. More details and calendar listings are below.

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November 4: The Los Angeles Times Young Hollywood Roundtable celebrates film's brightest stars. Kirsten Dunst (MELANCHOLIA), Armie Hammer (J. EDGAR), Evan Rachel Wood (THE IDES OF MARCH) and Anton Yelchin (LIKE CRAZY) will engage in a lively discussion with The Los Angeles Times' Amy Kaufman on life in the industry and being thrust into awards competition.
November 5: Two Visions of the West featuring THE CANADIAN and TRAIL OF THE VIGILANTES, AFI Catalog of Feature Films editor and film historian Robert Birchard and a special guest will explore two distinct and divergent visions of the West through the rich legacy of American film and its rediscovered hidden gems.

November 6: The Sony 3D Technology Center's Senior Vice President Buzz Hays returns with 3D Bootcamp, an open seminar covering the fundamentals of 3D's tools and techniques with an emphasis on the importance of storytelling in the third dimension.

November 6: "Secret Screening," a sneak peek of a high-profile filmmaker's latest work, to be unspooled at 9:30pm. Sponsored by Pepsi, AFI FEST will roll out the red carpet for all ticket holders to walk. The film selected will be revealed the morning of the screening, but tickets are available online.

November 7, 8: In alliance with AFI FEST, Variety will present the Film Technology Summit and the Future of Film Summit. The conferences will bring together an exclusive group of industry thought-leaders to discuss the latest innovations in entertainment and the current state of the industry.

Digital media options to delve deeper into the festival experience: Available exclusively through iTunes, the AFI FEST "App" sponsored by AT&T offers film goers access to the festival's schedule, movie synopses and images, as well as the latest AFI FEST news, all from their mobile devices. In addition, AFI FEST has teamed with the digital media platforms MUBI, GetGlue and BuzzMob for festival goers to actively engage with their favorite AFI FEST films online: MUBI, in celebration of AFI FEST's 25th edition, is accessing their extensive library to showcase and stream 25 retrospective titles that have screened at AFI FEST in previous years; GetGlue enables the festival's audience to check-in at festival films and redeem prizes at the AT&T Box Office; and BuzzMob connects the audience with festival filmmakers through real-time chats and on-site interviews.

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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.