You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

AFI Fest taps Robert Koehler

<i>Variety</i> critic named director of programming

Robert Koehler, longtime film critic and freelance writer for Variety and other publications, has been tapped director of programming for this year’s edition of AFI Fest.

Due to assume his duties in May, Koehler will work as the fest’s No. 2 under artistic director Rose Kuo and will scout for possible entries at numerous international festivals, beginning in Cannes.

Dates for this year’s fest aren’t yet finalized, but the event will run beginning at the end of October or early November.

More Film

  • Merger Mayhem

    Merger Mayhem: Media Companies Scramble to Bulk Up in Order to Survive

    Robert Koehler, longtime film critic and freelance writer for Variety and other publications, has been tapped director of programming for this year’s edition of AFI Fest. Due to assume his duties in May, Koehler will work as the fest’s No. 2 under artistic director Rose Kuo and will scout for possible entries at numerous international […]

  • Bloom/Spiegel Partnership Unveils Participants of Second

    Bloom/Spiegel Partnership Unveils Participants of Second Edition (EXCLUSIVE)

    Robert Koehler, longtime film critic and freelance writer for Variety and other publications, has been tapped director of programming for this year’s edition of AFI Fest. Due to assume his duties in May, Koehler will work as the fest’s No. 2 under artistic director Rose Kuo and will scout for possible entries at numerous international […]

  • Bruce Springsteen and Patti SmithWorld Premiere

    Bruce Springsteen Joins Patti Smith on Stage at Tribeca 'Horses' Premiere

    Robert Koehler, longtime film critic and freelance writer for Variety and other publications, has been tapped director of programming for this year’s edition of AFI Fest. Due to assume his duties in May, Koehler will work as the fest’s No. 2 under artistic director Rose Kuo and will scout for possible entries at numerous international […]

  • Claes Bang Joins Christopher Walken in

    Claes Bang Joins Christopher Walken, Elizabeth Debicki in ‘The Burnt Orange Heresy’

    Robert Koehler, longtime film critic and freelance writer for Variety and other publications, has been tapped director of programming for this year’s edition of AFI Fest. Due to assume his duties in May, Koehler will work as the fest’s No. 2 under artistic director Rose Kuo and will scout for possible entries at numerous international […]

  • MINIMUM USAGE FEE £35. Please call

    Baby Boomers Show Low Interest in Premium Moviegoing: AARP Report

    Robert Koehler, longtime film critic and freelance writer for Variety and other publications, has been tapped director of programming for this year’s edition of AFI Fest. Due to assume his duties in May, Koehler will work as the fest’s No. 2 under artistic director Rose Kuo and will scout for possible entries at numerous international […]

  • Cannes: Luxbox Acquires Un Certain Regard’s

    Cannes: Luxbox Acquires Un Certain Regard’s ‘The Dead and the Others’ (EXCLUSIVE)

    Robert Koehler, longtime film critic and freelance writer for Variety and other publications, has been tapped director of programming for this year’s edition of AFI Fest. Due to assume his duties in May, Koehler will work as the fest’s No. 2 under artistic director Rose Kuo and will scout for possible entries at numerous international […]

  • Cannes: European Film Promotion Unveils 2018

    Cannes: European Film Promotion Unveils 2018 Producers on the Move

    Robert Koehler, longtime film critic and freelance writer for Variety and other publications, has been tapped director of programming for this year’s edition of AFI Fest. Due to assume his duties in May, Koehler will work as the fest’s No. 2 under artistic director Rose Kuo and will scout for possible entries at numerous international […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content