Güeros, 10,000 KM and Happy Valley will screen at the festival as top brass announced programming in three sections.
The New Auteurs and shorts sections showcase filmmakers from around the world. Both strands are juried and selections are eligible for grand jury awards.
New Auteurs selections include Alonso Ruizpalacios’ Güeros (Mexico, pictured) and the North American premiere of Bas Devos’ Violet (Netherlands-Belgium).
There are US premieres for Park Jungbum’s Alive (Sanda, South Korea) and Nguyen Hoang Diep’s Flapping In The Middle Of Nowhere (Ðap Cánh Giua Không Trung, Vietnam-France-Norway-Germany.)
Screen International critic Tim Grierson is on the jury alongside Alonso Duralde, Tim Grierson, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson.
Shorts include 130919 • A Portrait Of Marina Abramović by Matthu Placek and Scott Cummings’ Buffalo Juggalos.
The shorts jurors are Kahlil Joseph, Sara Murphy, Mike Ott, Matthew Takata and Brian Udovich.
The American Independents section features the programmers’ picks of the best of the year’s independent films, including Carlos Marques-Marcet’s 10,000 KM (Spain-US), Amir Bar-Lev’s Happy Valley and Jason Banker’s Felt.
For details of the full line-up in all three sections click here.
A Most Violent Year and Foxcatcher bookend the AFI FEST, set to take place from November 6-13.