Festival top brass have announced the outstanding World Cinema, American Independents, Breakthrough, Midnight, Cinema’s Legacy and Presentations programmes.

The AFI FEST is scheduled to run from November 7-14 in Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre, the Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

The complete programme includes 119 films (83 features, 36 shorts), representing 43 countries. Twenty-seven films are directed or co-directed by women as are 10 documentaries.

For the fifth consecutive year, AFI FEST will offer free tickets to all screenings, however only the Cinepass Express will provide priority entry to all regular screenings. For the complete programme visit the official site.

World Cinema Selections

  • Baby Blues Kasia Rosłaniec (Poland)
  • Bethlehem Yuval Adler (Israel)
  • Borgman Alex van Warmerdam (Neth-Bel-Den)
  • Child’s Pose Călin Peter Netzer (Romania)
  • Closed Curtain Jafar Panahi, Kamboziya Partovi (Iran)
  • The Congress Ari Folman (Isr-Ger-Pol-Lux)
  • An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker Danis Tanovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina-France-Slovenia)
  • Exhibition Joanna Hogg (UK)
  • Gabrielle Louise Archambault (Canada)
  • Gloria Sebastián Lelio (Chile-Spain)
  • Grand Central Rebecca Zlotowski (France-Austria)
  • The Great Beauty Paolo Sorrentino (Italy-France)
  • Half Of A Yellow Sun Biyi Bandele (Nigeria, UK)
  • Heli Amat Escalante (Mex-Fra-Ger-Neth)
  • Juvenile Offender Kang Yi-kwan (South Korea)
  • La Jaula De Oro Diego Quemada-Diez (Mexico-Spain)
  • Like Father, Like Son  Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan)
  • The Lunchbox Ritesh Batra (India-France-Germany)
  • Manakamana Stephanie Spray,Pacho Velez (Nep-US)
  • Manuscripts Don’t Burn Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran)
  • Mary Queen Of Scots Thomas Imbach (Switz-Fra)
  • The Missing Picture Rithy Panh (Cambodia-France)
  • Moebius Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)
  • Omar Hany Abu-Assad (Palestine)
  • Our Sunhi Hong Sang-soo (South Korea)
  • The Rocket Kim Mordaunt (Australia)
  • Stranger By The Lake Alain Guiraudie (France)
  • Tom At The Farm Xavier Dolan (Canada-France)
  • Vic + Flo Saw A Bear Denis Côté (Canada)
  • We Are The Best! Lukas Moodysson (Sweden)
  • When Evening Falls On Bucharest Or Metabolism Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania-France)
  • The Wind Rises Hayao Miyazaki (Japan)

American Independents Selections

  • Awful Nice Todd Sklar
  • Blue RuinJeremy Saulnier
  • Breathe In Drake Doremus
  • Caucus AJ Schnack
  • Charlie Victor Romeo Robert Berger, Patrick Daniels, Karlyn Michelson
  • We Gotta Get Out Of This Place Zeke Hawkins, Simon Hawkins

Breakthrough Selections

  • B For Boy Chika Anadu (Nigeria, North American Premiere)
  • Congratulations! Mike Brune (US)
  • Little Black Spiders Patrice Toye (Belgium)
  • My Afghanistan – Life In The Forbidden Zone Nagieb Khaja (Denmark)

Midnight Selections

  • Big Bad Wolves Navot Papushado, Aharon Keshlaes (Israel)
  • The Green Inferno Eli Roth (US-Chile)
  • R100 Hitoshi Matsumoto (Japan)
  • The Sacrament Ti West (US)
  • The Strange Colour Of Your Body’s Tears Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani (Belgium-France-Luxembourg)

Cinema’s Legacy Selections

  • The Court Jester (1955) Norman Panama, Melvin Frank (US)
  • Mary Poppins (1964) Robert Stevenson (US)
  • The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg (1964) Jacques Demy (France)

Presentations Selections

The Whitewater Films Roundtable on micro-budget filmmaking from filmmaker Rick Rosenthal, followed by a screening of Rosenthal’s micro-budget film Drones.

Michael Stevens presents Herblock: The Black And The White, a discussion about the influence of the political cartoons of Herbert Lawrence Block, followed by a screening of Stevens’ Herblock: The Black And The White.