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AFI FEST 2014 Open for Entries, Announces Submission Deadlines

AFI FEST has set its dates and call for entries for the 2014 edition of the fest, running November 6 -13 in Hollywood.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 12, 2014 1:47 PM
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Things I Learned on the Awards Party Circuit, from AFI, BAFTA and Spirits to Paramount, CBS and the Globes

If you've ever wondered why Hollywood invests so much time and money on the votes of 82 admittedly idiosyncratic members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the reason is that the Golden Globe awards show helps to sell their movies and TV series.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 13, 2014 4:26 PM
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AFI Names 'American Hustle,' '12 Years a Slave,' 'House of Cards,' 'Breaking Bad' and More in 2013 Awards for Film and TV

The American Film Institute (AFI) has revealed its official selections for the AFI AWARDS 2013. Ten films and TV series were selected. Check out what made the cut, below.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • December 9, 2013 3:00 PM
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Peter Berg's 'Lone Survivor' Is Harrowing Portrait of Men at War; Wahlberg's Q & A Outburst VIDEO (REVIEW ROUNDUP)

A review and roundup of Peter Berg's "Lone Survivor," which had its world premiere at AFI FEST November 12.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 13, 2013 4:28 PM
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Awards Circuit: AFI FEST 'Out of the Furnace' Review, BAFTA Britannia Awards to Clooney & Elba, Thompson & Penn Sing 'Mary Poppins' (VIDEO)

Awards season is in full swing with the AFI Fest world premiere of "Out of the Furnace" (review), BAFTA Britannia awards for Clooney and Elba, Emma Thompson and Sean Penn singing the "Mary Poppins" songbook and more.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 10, 2013 7:38 PM
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AFI Fest Screens First Six Minutes of David O. Russell's 'American Hustle' -- 1.5 Times, to Be Exact (VIDEO)

An hour late, and after a couple of technical blunders, David O. Russell held court last night at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. Hosted by AFI Fest, the evening was a special tribute to the Oscar-nominated "Silver Linings Playbook" director for his new film "American Hustle."
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • November 9, 2013 2:07 PM
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What to See at AFI Fest 2013, from Oscar Heavyweights to Breakout Indies (TRAILERS)

Running November 7-14, AFI FEST 2013 kicks off tonight with a strong slate of Oscar contenders and critically acclaimed films. Though some tickets are harder to snag than others, it's a free festival in the center of Hollywood that invites you to catch up on the major films out of Cannes, Telluride, TIFF, Venice and NYFF.
  • By Anne Thompson and Ryan Lattanzio
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  • November 7, 2013 3:57 PM
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AFI FEST Promotes One of Last Holiday Entries Via Special Tribute to David O. Russell

Given that David O. Russell's "American Hustle" (December 25) is one of the last films to arrive into the already-crowded awards fray, the last film festival of the fall season, AFI FEST 2013 (November 7-14), gets to promote the presumed Oscar contender via Special Tribute on Friday, November 8.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • November 1, 2013 1:10 PM
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American Film Institute Selects Producer Patty West to Lead AFI Directing Workshop for Women

The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced that producer Patty West (AFI Class of 2006) will be Director for the AFI Directing Workshop For Women. The announcement coincides with the November 1 start of open enrollment for 2014, and the announcement of the Open House event for prospective applicants.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • November 1, 2013 12:08 PM
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AFI FEST Adds Conversations and Panels, from Veteran Bening to Rising Stars Gerwig and DeHaan

AFI FEST 2013 has added conversations and panelists to its bulging program set to take place November 7 though 14 in Hollywood.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • October 29, 2013 2:58 PM
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