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AFI Fest 2010: Film Lineup

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The film lineup for the AFI Fest 2010 has been announced. The American Film Institute (AFI) “is an independent non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts and operates this film festival. The American Film Market (AFM) in partnership with the AFI is presenting this AFI Fest this year. 24th Annual AFI Fest is the only United States film festival to be accredited by the FIAPF (Fédération Internationale des Associations de Producteurs de Films). This year’s AFI Fest is running from November 4, 2010 through November 11, 2010.

AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi will screen 97 films (66 features, 31 shorts) selected from 3,000 submissions across 31 countries at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The breakdown by section is as follows: Gala/Tribute (8), Special Screening (4), Young Americans (6), New Auteurs (8), World Cinema (23), Midnight (3), Alt/Art (3), Breakthrough (5) and Short Film (31). These sections celebrate a variety of films and worldwide talent- from highlighting emerging filmmakers to showcasing comedy and horror programming at midnight screenings to featuring films discovered solely through the submission process. In addition, award-winning filmmaker and artist David Lynch will serve as the festival’s first-ever Guest Artistic Director.

The film lineup for AFI Fest 2010 is as follows:

CENTERPIECE GALAS/TRIBUTE SELECTIONS


LOVE & OTHER DRUGS: DIR Edward Zwick. SCR Charles Randolph and Edward Zwick & Marshall Herskovitz. World Premiere and Opening Night Gala film.

BLACK SWAN: DIR Darren Aronofsky. SCR Mark Heyman & Andres Heinz & John McLaughlin. Closing Night Gala film.

ABEL: DIR Diego Luna. SCR Diego Luna, Augusto Mendoza. Mexico.

BARNEY’S VERSION: DIR Richard J. Lewis. SCR Michael Konyves. Canada/Italy.

BLUE VALENTINE: DIR Derek Cianfrance. SCR Derek Cianfrance, Joey Curtis and Cami Delavigne. USA.

CASINO JACK: DIR George Hickenlooper. SCR Norman Snider. Canada.

THE COMPANY MEN: DIR/SCR John Wells. USA.

Tribute to THE KING’S SPEECH with director Tom Hooper and actors Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS SELECTIONS

AMIGO: DIR/SCR John Sayles. U.S. Premiere.

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (in 3D): DIR Werner Herzog. USA.

MADE IN DAGENHAM: DIR Nigel Cole. SCR William Ivory. UK.

RABBIT HOLE: DIR John Cameron Mitchell. SCR David Lindsay-Abaire. USA.

YOUNG AMERICANS SELECTIONS

The Young Americans section features work by emerging U.S. filmmakers whose stories reflects the distinct American regions in which they are set.

AARDVARK (New York): DIR/SCR Kitao Sakurai. USA. North American  Premiere.

LITTLEROCK (California): DIR/SCR Mike Ott. USA.

THE MYTH OF THE AMERICAN SLEEPOVER (Michigan): DIR/SCR David Robert Mitchell. USA.

PUTTY HILL (Maryland.): DIR/SCR Matt Porterfield. USA.

TWO GATES OF SLEEP (Louisiana): DIR/SCR Alistair Banks Griffin. USA. U.S. Premiere.

SOME DAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS (Oregon): DIR/SCR Matt McCormick.USA.

NEW AUTEURS SELECTIONS

The New Auteurs section distinguishes first- and second-time feature film directors from around the world.

ADRIENN PÁL (PÁL ADRIENN): DIR Ágnes Kocsis. SCR Ágnes Kocsis and Andrea Roberti. Hungary/Netherlands/Austria/France. U.S. Premiere.

BEDEVILLED: DIR Cheol-soo Jang. SCR Choi Gwan-young. South Korea.

THE FOUR TIMES (LE QUATTRO VOLTE): DIR/SCR Michelangelo Frammartino.Italy/Germany/Switzerland.

HEARTBEATS (LES AMOURS IMAGINAIRES): DIR/SCR Xavier Dolan. Canada.

NOTHING’S ALL BAD (SMUKKE MENNESKER): DIR/SCR Mikkel Munch-Fals. U.S. Premiere.

PULSAR: DIR/SCR Alex Stockman. Belgium.

SHIT YEAR: DIR/SCR Cam Archer. USA.

WORLD CINEMA SELECTIONS

This section presents new work by many of the world’s most renowned filmmakers. The films in competition for the World Cinema Audience Award are:

13 ASSASSINS: DIR Takashi Miike. SCR Daisuke Tengan. Japan.

BOY: DIR/SCR Taika Waititi. New Zealand.

CARANCHO: DIR Pablo Trapero. SCR Alejandro Fadel, Martín Mauregui, Santiago Mitre, Pablo Trapero. Argentina/France/Chile.

CERTIFIED COPY (COPIE CONFORME): DIR/SCR Abbas Kiarostami. France/Italy/Iran.

CHICO & RITA: DIR Fernando Trueba, Javier Mariscal, Tono Errando. SCR Fernando Trueba, Ignacio Martínez de Pisón. Spain/UK.

FILM SOCIALISM (FILM SOCIALISME): DIR/SCR Jean-Luc Goddard. Switzerland.

HAHAHA: DIR/SCR Hong Sangsoo. South Korea.

HIS & HERS: DIR Ken Wardrop. Ireland.

THE HOUSEMAID (1960): DIR/SCR Kim Ki-young. South Korea.

THE HOUSEMAID (2010): DIR Im Sang-soo. SCR Kim Ki-young, Im Sang-soo. South Korea.

THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER: DIR Eran Riklis. SCR Noah Stollman. Israel/Germany/France/Romania.

I SAW THE DEVIL: DIR Kim Jee-woon. SCR Park Hoon-jung. South Korea.

KARAMAY: DIR Xu Xin. China.

OKI’S MOVIE: DIR/SCR Hong Sangsoo. South Korea.

OUTRAGE: DIR/SCR: Takeshi Kitano. Japan.

PINK SARIS: DIR Kim Longinotto. UK.

POETRY: DIR/SCR Lee Chang-dong. South Korea.

PRECIOUS LIFE: Dir: Shlomi Eldar. Israel.

THE PRINCESS OF MONTPENSIER: DIR Bertrand Tavernier. SCR Jean Cosmos, François Olivier Rousseau, Bertrand Tavernier. France.

RUBBER: DIR/SCR Quentin Dupieux. USA.

A SCREAMING MAN (HOMME QUE CRIE): DIR/SCR Mahamat-Saleh Haroun. France/Belgium/Chad.

SUBMARINO: DIR/SCR Thomas Vinterberg. Denmark.

UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES (LUNG BOONMEE RALUEK CHAT): DIR/SCR Apichatpong Weerasethakul. UK/Thailand/France/Germany/Spain.

MIDNIGHT SELECTIONS

This new section showcases comedy and horror programming worthy of midnight viewings.

CARGO: DIR Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter. SCR Arnold Bucher, Ivan Engler, Patrik Steinmann, Thilo Röscheisen. Switzerland.

JULIA’S EYES (LOS OJOS DE JULIA): DIR Guillem Morales. SCR Guillem Morales, Oriol Paulo. Spain.

NORWEGIAN NINJA (KOMMANDER TREHOLT & NINJATROPPEN): DIR/SCR Thomas Cappelen Malling. Norway.

ALT/ART SELECTIONS

This section presents films about art, artists and the artistic struggle for freedom of expression.

BARBERSHOP PUNK: DIR Georgia Archer, Kristin Armfield. USA.

BLANK CITY: DIR Celine Danhier. USA.

FREE RADICALS: DIR Pip Chodorov. France. U.S. Premiere

BREAKTHROUGH SELECTIONS

This section, new to AFI FEST, highlights films discovered solely through the submissions process. The films in this section are in competition for the Breakthrough Audience Award and its accompanying $5,000 cash prize.

HAMILL: DIR Oren Kaplan. SCR Joseph McKelheer, Eben Kostbar. USA. World Premiere.

I WILL FOLLOW: DIR/SCR Ava DuVernay. USA.

REMOVAL: DIR Nick Simon. SCR Daniel Meersand, Nick Simon, Oz Perkins. USA. World Premiere.

THE WEATHER STATION (PRYACHSYA): DIR Johnny O’Reilly. SCR Aleksei Kolmogorov, Johnny O’Reilly. Russia. World Premiere.

WIN/WIN: DIR/SCR Jaap van Heusden. Netherlands.

SHORT FILM SELECTIONS

The films in this section are in competition for the Grand Jury Prize for Live Action Short Film and Animated Short Film, both recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as qualifiers for the annual Academy Awards®.

52 TAKES OF THE SAME THING THEN BOOBS: DIR/SCR T. Arthur Cottam. USA.

THE ABYSS BOYS: DIR/SCR Jan-Hendrik Beetge. South Africa.

THE ACCORDION: DIR/SCR Jafar Panahi. Iran.

BERIK: DIR/SCR Daniel Borgman. Denmark.

BOTTLE: DIR/SCR Kirsten Lepore. USA.

DELMER BUILDS A MACHINE: DIR/SCR Landon Zakheim. USA.

EXCUSE ME: DIR/SCR Duncan Birmingham. USA.

FEEDER: DIR Joseph Ernst. SCR Joseph Ernst, Dean Wei. Netherlands/UK.

THE HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE: DIR/SCR Trevor Anderson. Canada.

I LOVE LUCI: DIR/SCR Colin Kennedy. UK.

I MISS: DIR/SCR Annie Dorsen. USA.

IF YOU DRIVE AT NIGHT, TRY TO HAVE COMPANY: DIR/SCR Isabel Muñoz. Mexico.

KIDS MIGHT FLY: DIR/SCR Alex Taylor. UK.

LONG LIVE THE NEW FLESH: DIR Nicolas Provost. Belgium.

MARCEL THE SHELL WITH SHOES ON: DIR Dean Fleischer-Camp. SCR Jenny Slate, Dean Fleischer-Camp. USA.

MARY LAST SEEN: DIR/SCR T. Sean Durkin. USA.

ON LEAVE: DIR/SCR Asaf Saban. Israel.

PHOTOGRAPH OF JESUS: DIR Laurie Hill. UK.

PIXELS: DIR/SCR Paul Emile Boucher. France.

QUADRANGLE: DIR Amy Grappell. USA.

THE RESPONSE: DIR Andrew Spieler. SCR Andrew Spieler, Marina Stabile, Julia Norw. USA.

SACRAMENTO: A FAMILY FABLE: DIR/SCR Michael Bodie. USA.

THE SANDPIT: DIR Sam O’Hare. USA.

THE SAVAGE CANVAS: DIR Tim Hope. SCR Tim Hope, Susanna Kleeman. UK.

SOME BOYS DON’T LEAVE: DIR Maggie Kiley. SCR Maggie Kiley, Matthew Mullen. USA.

STRIPS: DIR Felix Dufour-Laperriere. Canada.

SUCCESSFUL ALCOHOLICS: DIR Jordan Vogt-Roberts. SCR T.J. Miller, Jordan Vogt-Roberts. USA.

TELEPHONEME: DIR/SCR MK12. USA.

TIME FREAK: DIR/SCR Andrew Bowler. USA.

TUB: DIR/SCR Bobby Miller. USA.

VOICE ON THE LINE: DIR Kelly Sears. USA.

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

3D BOOTCAMP, PRESENTED BY THE SONY 3D TECHNOLOGY CENTER: A special seminar led by Buzz Hays, Senior Vice President of the Sony 3D Technology Center, on the making of 3D entertainment, with an emphasis on the importance of storytelling in the third dimension.

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES YOUNG HOLLYWOOD ROUNDTABLE: A conversation with some of Hollywood’s brightest young talent, including Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan (NEVER LET ME GO), Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield (THE SOCIAL NETWORK).

This international film festival also has an open door policy for the public as well.

AFI FEST 2010 is offering FREE TICKETS to all screenings, giving all movie-goers the opportunity to take part in this world-class film festival!! TICKETS will be available to the general public OCTOBER 28 and early access to tickets for AFI Members will be available on OCTOBER 27. Please go to AFI.COM/AFIFEST for more info or call 1.888.AFI FEST. The box office is also on-site at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood.

 

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