AFI Fest 2022 has united with AFI Docs amid ongoing uncertainty over the pandemic and will run from November 2-6.

The two events are combining for the 36th AFI Fest to give the documentary festival a chance of going ahead. It typically takes place in the summer.

“AFI’s goal is to provide a safe environment for artists and audiences alike,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI president and CEO. “Uniting our events this year to be held in the fall will allow us to achieve this at a standard worthy of AFI and the storytellers who devote their lives to inspire and educate.”

The event has become a launching pad for late awards season hopefuls. Last year’s hybrid edition opened in November with the world premiere of Producers Guild Of America best feature nominee Tick Tick… Boom! (pictured) and hosted red carpet premieres for King Richard, Swan Song and Bruised.