Pieta, The Hunt (pictured), War Witch, The Angels’ Share, Beyond The Hills and John Dies At The End among the line-up. The festival is set to run in Los Angeles from Nov 1-8.

Entries in the World Cinema, Breakthrough and previously announced New Auteurs and Young Americans sections are eligible for their respective section’s audience award, while the shorts programme and New Auteurs also feature jury-selected prizes. AFI FEST grand jury prize winners in the live-action and animation shorts categories qualify for the Oscars.

The AFI FEST programme includes 136 films (80 features, 56 shorts) from 3,400 submissions across 28 countries. For the full line-up and to see the shorts selections visit the official website.


A Royal Affair, Nikolaj Arcel

Amour, Michael Haneke

The Angels’ Share, Ken Loach

Barbara, Christian Petzold

Berberian Sound Studio, Peter Strickland

Beyond The Hills (Dupã Delauri), Cristian Mungiu

Blood Of My Blood (Sangue Do Meu Sangue), João Canijo 

Caesar Must Die (Cesare Deve Morire), Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

Everybody In Our Family (Toata Lumea Din Familia Noastra), Radu Jude 

Greatest Hits (Los Mejores Temas), Nicolás Pereda. US premiere

The Hunt (Jagten), Thomas Vinterberg

In Another Country (Da-Reun Na-Ra-E-Suh), Hong Sang-soo

Kon-Tiki, Joachim Roenning, Espen Sandberg

Kuma, Umut Dag

Laurence Anyways, Xavier Dolan. US premiere    

Leviathan, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel

Like Someone In Love, Abbas Kiarostami   

Our Children (A Perdre La Raison), Joachim Lafosse 

Paradise: Faith, Ulrich Seidl 

Paradise: Love, Ulrich Seidl

Pieta, Kim Ki-duk. US premiere

Post Tenebras Lux, Carlos Reygadas

Reality, Matteo Garrone

The Sapphires, Wayne Blair

Something In The Air (Après Mai), Olivier Assayas 

Tabu, Miguel Gomes

Tey (Aujourd’hui), Alain Gomis 

War Witch (Rebelle), Kim Nguyen 

White Elephant, Pablo Trapero. US premiere

Wrong, Quentin Dupieux 

Zaytoun, Eran Riklis. US premiere


Everybody’s Got Somebody…Not Me (Todo El Mundo Tiene Alguiene Menos Yo), Raúl Fuentes

Kid, Fien Troch. North American Premiere

The Last Step, Ali Mosaffa

The Most Fun I’ve Ever Had With My Pants On, Drew Denny

Nairobi Half Life, David Tosh Gitonga. North American Premiere

Oh Boy, Jan Ole Gerster. North American Premiere


ABCS Of Death, Kaare Andrews, Angela Bettis, Adrián García Bogliano, Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet, Ernesto Díaz Espinoza, Jason Eisener, Xavier Gens, Jorge Michel Grau, Lee Hardcastle, Noboru Iguchi, Thomas Cappelen Malling, Anders Morgenthaler, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Banjong Pisanthanakun, Simon Rumley, Marcel Sarmiento, Jon Schnepp, Srdjan Spasojevic, Timo Tjahjanto, Andrew Traucki, Nacho Vigalondo, Jake West, Ti West, Ben Wheatley, Adam Wingard, Yudai Yamaguchi

Come Out And Play, Makinov

Here Comes The Devil (Ahi Va El Diablo), Adrián García Bogliano 

John Dies At The End, Don Coscarelli