AFI FEST 2010 ANNOUNCES WORLD CINEMA, MIDNIGHT, ALT/ART, BREAKTHROUGH AND SHORTS SECTION FILMS

AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi, running November 4-11, 2010, has announced the films playing as part of the World Cinema, Midnight, Alt/Art, Breakthrough and Shorts sections. From the official press release:

AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi announced today the films that will screen across its five additional sections, as well as the special presentation panels it will host. The five sections are: World Cinema, which presents new works by renowned filmmakers; Midnight, showcasing midnight screenings of comedy and horror films; Alt/Art, which presents films about art, artists and the artistic struggle for freedom of expression; Breakthrough – a new section to AFI FEST – which highlights films discovered solely through the submission process; and Shorts, with films in this section eligible for Academy Award consideration. The six films selected by AFI FEST Guest Artistic Director David Lynch will be announced shortly.

AFI FEST 2010 presented by Audi will screen 97 films (66 features, 31 shorts) selected from 3,000 submissions across 31 countries, with UK (11), France (9) and South Korea (7) topping the international selections. The breakdown by section is: 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).

The films in the Gala/Tribute, Special Screening, Young Americans and New Auteurs sections have been previously announced.

AFI FEST will take place in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel from November 4-11, 2010.

AFI will continue its groundbreaking offer to festival-goers by providing free tickets to all AFI FEST screenings, including galas. Free tickets will be available to AFI members on October 27 at noon and to the general public on October 28 at noon.

This year festival-goers will also be able to get last-minute tickets at AFI.com/AFIFEST the day before the screening or at the festival box office the day of the screening.

Rush Lines for screenings will begin forming one hour before the scheduled screening start times.

Becoming a patron of the festival and purchasing a Patron Package or one of the other festival passes – including the New Auteurs Pass, the Special Screening Pass and the Gala Pass – secures reserved seats and other festival benefits. Additional information is available at AFI.com/AFIFEST, 1.888.AFI FEST and on-site at the AFI FEST box office at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. The American Film Market (AFM) is the market partner of AFI FEST. Since its formation in 2004, this alliance has grown into the largest gathering of film professionals in North America. The association between the two events connects art and commerce, broadening the opportunities for all participants. A total of 25 films selected for this year’s AFI FEST will also be represented at AFM 2010.

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).




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