AFI Fest Sets Nov. 7 Opening

Submission deadline for feature-length films is Aug. 16

AFI Fest will run open Nov. 7 and run through Nov. 14 in Hollywood.

Venues will include the TCL Chinese Theatre, the Chinese 6 Theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Last year’s fest opened with the world premiere of Sacha Gervasi’s “Hitchcock” and closed with the world premiere of Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” Other titles shown in recent years include “Life of Pi,” “A Separation,” “Amour,” “The Artist,” “Black Swan,” “The King’s Speech” and “Slumdog Millionaire.”

The festival also said Tuesday that submissions have opened for narrative, documentary, experimental, animated and short films. Deadline for short films (under 30 minutes) is Aug. 2 and the deadline for feature-length films is Aug. 16.

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