AFI Fest 2015

AFI Fest 2015 festival poster

AFI Fest 2015 poster

The 2015 edition of AFI Fest is running from Thursday November 5th to Thursday November 12th at its usual Hollywood and Highland location, most of the screenings taking place at the Chinese, Dolby and Egyptian theatres.

The festival will open with Angelina Jolie’s drama By The Sea, where she co-stars with Brad Pitt, and will close with Adam McKay’s The Big Short, a movie about the housing market starring Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo, and Marisa Tomei, Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. Among the 3 centerpieces, Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next is without a doubt the most awaited entry.

Tickets were available on the AFI Fest website for free since Monday, October 26th as well as at the AFI festival box office, which is located at Hollywood and Highland during the festival.

 

FESTIVAL BLOG

Visit our blog to check our coverage of AFI Fest including recommendations, pictures and more.

OUR REVIEWS

Tale of Tales movie poster

Tale of Tales poster

AWARDS

  • New Auteurs Grand Jury Award: Land and Shade – Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • Special Jury Mention for Direction: Disorder – Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • Special Jury Mention for ScreenplayDesde Alla – Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • World Cinema Audience Award: Landfill Harmonic – Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • New Auteurs Audience AwardMustang – Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • American Independents Audience Award: James White – Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • Breakthrough Audience Award: MA – Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • Grand Jury Award for Live Action Short: Boys – Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • Grand Jury Award for Animated Short: World of Tomorrow – Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • Live Action Short Special Mention for Innovative Storytelling: Rate Me – Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • Live Action Short Special Mention for Nonfiction Filmmaking: The Reagan Shorts – Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • Animated Short Special Jury Mention for Screenwriting: Teeth – Deniz Gamze Ergüven
  • Animated Short Special Jury Mention for Creative Vision: Manoman – Deniz Gamze Ergüven

SELECTION

Here is the full AFI FEST film lineup:

GALAS

  • By The Sea – Angelina Jolie (Opening)
  • Concussion – Peter Landesman (Centerpiece)
  • The 33 – Patricia Riggen (Centerpiece)
  • Where to Invade Next – Michael Moore (Centerpiece)
  • The Big Short – Adam McKay (Closing)

SPECIAL SCREENINGS

  • 45 Years – Andrew Haigh
  • Anomalisa – Charlie Kaufman
  • Carol – Todd Haynes
  • Last Days in the Desert – Rodrigo García
  • The Lobster – Yorgos Lanthimos
  • MacBeth – Justin Kurzel
  • Queen of the Desert – Werner Herzog

AMERICAN INDEPENDENTS

  • Field Niggas – Kalik Allan
  • Funny Bunny – Alison Bagnall
  • H. – Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia
  • James White – Josh Mond
  • Krisha – Trey Edward Shults
  • Men Go to Battle – Zachary Treitz
  • Songs My Brothers Taught Me – Chloe Zhao
  • Stinking Heaven – Nathan Silver

NEW AUTEURS

  • Deseda Alla – Lorenzo Vigas
  • Disorder – Alice Winocour
  • Evolution – Lucile Hadzihalilovic
  • The Gulls – Ella Manzheeva
  • Ixcanul – Jayro Bustamante
  • Land and Shade – Cesar Augusto Acevedo
  • Mediterranea – Jonas Carpignano
  • Mountain – Yaelle Kayam
  • Mustang – Deniz Gamze Erguven
  • Sworn Virgin – Laura Bispuri
  • Until I Lose My Breath – Emine Emel Balci

WOLRD CINEMA SELECTIONS

Son Of Saul movie poster

Son Of Saul poster

  • Aferim! – Radu Jude
  • Blood of My Blood (Sangue Del Mio Sanque) – Marco Bellocchio
  • Chevalier – Athina Rachel Tsangari
  • Chronic – Michel Franco
  • The Clan (El Clan) – Pablo Trapero
  • Dheepan – Jacques Audiard
  • Embrace of the Serpent – Ciro Guerra
  • Free in Deed – Jake Mahaffy
  • In the Shadow of Women – Philippe Garrel
  • The Lady in the Van – Nicholas Hytner
  • Landfill Harmonic – Brad Allgood, Graham Townsley
  • A Monster With A Thousand Heads – Rodrigo Plá
  • Mountains May Depart – Jia Zhang-ke
  • El Movimiento – Benjamín Naishtat
  • My Golden Days – Arnaud Desplechin
  • Nahid – Ida Panahandeh
  • Neon Bull – Gabriel Mascaro
  • No Home Movie – Chantal Akerman
  • Our Little Sister – Hirokazu Kore-eda.
  • Paradise – Sina Ataeian Dena
  • Rams – Grimur Hakonarson
  • Right Now, Wrong Then – Hong Sang-soo
  • Son of Saul – László Nemes
  • Sweet Bean – Naomi Kawase
  • Tale of Tales – Matteo Garrone
  • The Treasure – Corneliu Porumboiu
  • A War – Tobias Lindholm
  • The White Knights – Joachim Lafosse

MIDNIGHT SELECTIONS

  • Baskin – Can Evrenol
  • Der Nachtmahr – Akiz
  • Southbound – Roxanne Benjamin

BREAKTHROUGH SELECTIONS

  • The Liar – Kim Dong-myung
  • Ma – Celia Rowlson-Hall
  • The Mysterious Death of Perola – Guto Parente
  • Necktie Youth – Sibs Shongwe-La Mer
  • Those Who Feel the Fire Burning – Morgan Knibbe

CINEMA’S LEGACY SELECTIONS

  • Flying Down to Rio – Thornton Freeland
  • The Forbidden Room – Guy Maddin
  • Hitchcock/Truffaut – Kent Jones
  • Safety Last! – Fred C. Newmeyer
  • Sembene! – Samba Gadjigo

SHORTS SELECTIONS

  • Bad at Dancing
  • Blood Below Skin
  • Boys
  • Bus Nut
  • Color Neutral
  • Dragstrip
  • E.T.E.R.N.I.T
  • Everything Will Be Okay
  • The Exquisite Corpus
  • Frankenstein’s Bride
  • FUCKKKYOUUU
  • Grand Finale
  • Group B
  • Half Wet
  • I Remember Nothing
  • Lancaster, CA
  • The Little Deputy
  • Manoman
  • Maryland Public Television Interviews the Reagans
  • Mynarski Death Plummet
  • Object
  • Of the Unknown
  • Palm Rot
  • Pattern for Survival
  • The Peter Cassidy Project
  • Pink Grapefruit
  • Postindustrial
  • Pyromance
  • Rate Me
  • The Return of Erkin
  • Revie
  • Ronald Reagan Lights the Lights
  • Ronald Reagan Pardons a Turkey
  • Sea Child
  • Serenity
  • Share
  • The Sun Like a Big Dark Animal
  • Swimming in Your Skin Again
  • Take What You Can Carry
  • Teeth
  • The Face of Ukraine: Casting Oksana Baiul
  • Tracks
  • Tuesday
  • Twelve Tales Told
  • Two Films About Loneliness
  • Under the Sun
  • Victor XX
  • Volta
  • Waves ’98
  • World of Tomorrow
  • Yellow Fieber
  • Yolo
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Fred Thom

Fred Thom

Editor-in-Chief/Founder/Film Critic at Plume Noire
The founder and editor-in-chief of Plume Noire, Fred Thom covers film festivals and writes movie reviews. He was born in Marseilles, France and is now living in Los Angeles, California.