‘Children,’ ‘Pearblossom’ among AFI additions

Fest announces Young Americans and New Auteurs selections

The AFI Fest has announced the films for the Young Americans and New Auteurs categories for this year’s fest, to be held Nov. 1 to Nov. 8 in Hollywood.

Young Americans features works from emerging U.S. filmmakers, whose works will be eligible for the Audience Award in the category. Eleven films have been announced: “All the Light in the Sky,” “Ape,” “Electrick Children,” “The International Sign for Choking,” “Kid-Thing,” “Only the Young,” “Pearblossom Highway,” “Somebody Up There Likes Me,” “Starlet,” “Sun Don’t Shine” and “Tchoupitoulas.”

The New Auteurs category highlights first- and second-time filmmakers from around the country. Nine films have been announced: “After Lucia,” “Antiviral,” “Clip,” “Eat Sleep Die,” “Here and There,” “A Hijacking,” “In the Fog,” “Not In Tel Aviv” and “Simon Killer.”

“These are films that have been garnering acclaim and winning awards at festivals all over the world and are now being showcased together for the first time,” said fest director Jacqueline Lyanga, who pointed out that last year’s selection included Michael Roskam’s Oscar-nominated “Bullhead” and Julia Loktev’s “The Loneliest Planet.” Works in the New Auteurs category will be eligible for a grand jury award, with jury members Dana Harris, David Hudson, Gregg Kilday and Berenice Reynaud.

More Film

  • Mark Duplass

    Mark Duplass Apologizes for 'Disaster' Tweet Praising Ben Shapiro

    The AFI Fest has announced the films for the Young Americans and New Auteurs categories for this year’s fest, to be held Nov. 1 to Nov. 8 in Hollywood. Young Americans features works from emerging U.S. filmmakers, whose works will be eligible for the Audience Award in the category. Eleven films have been announced: “All […]

  • Enter The Dragon Bruce Lee

    How Bruce Lee's Star Rose in the U.S. After His Death

    The AFI Fest has announced the films for the Young Americans and New Auteurs categories for this year’s fest, to be held Nov. 1 to Nov. 8 in Hollywood. Young Americans features works from emerging U.S. filmmakers, whose works will be eligible for the Audience Award in the category. Eleven films have been announced: “All […]

  • Second Act

    Jennifer Lopez Reinvents Her Life in 'Second Act' Trailer

    The AFI Fest has announced the films for the Young Americans and New Auteurs categories for this year’s fest, to be held Nov. 1 to Nov. 8 in Hollywood. Young Americans features works from emerging U.S. filmmakers, whose works will be eligible for the Audience Award in the category. Eleven films have been announced: “All […]

  • Vanessa Kirby photographed by Neil Krug

    'The Crown' Star Vanessa Kirby on 'Colorful' Princess Margaret, 'Mission: Impossible'

    The AFI Fest has announced the films for the Young Americans and New Auteurs categories for this year’s fest, to be held Nov. 1 to Nov. 8 in Hollywood. Young Americans features works from emerging U.S. filmmakers, whose works will be eligible for the Audience Award in the category. Eleven films have been announced: “All […]

  • Lionsgate Nominates Susan McCaw, John Malone's

    Lionsgate Nominates Susan McCaw and John Malone's Nephew Daniel Sanchez for Board

    The AFI Fest has announced the films for the Young Americans and New Auteurs categories for this year’s fest, to be held Nov. 1 to Nov. 8 in Hollywood. Young Americans features works from emerging U.S. filmmakers, whose works will be eligible for the Audience Award in the category. Eleven films have been announced: “All […]

  • Nashville Looks to Keep Film, TV

    Welcome to Nashville: The New Scoring Destination

    The AFI Fest has announced the films for the Young Americans and New Auteurs categories for this year’s fest, to be held Nov. 1 to Nov. 8 in Hollywood. Young Americans features works from emerging U.S. filmmakers, whose works will be eligible for the Audience Award in the category. Eleven films have been announced: “All […]

  • Coming to America The Carol Burnett

    Who Makes Cedric the Entertainer Laugh? Get a Pen

    The AFI Fest has announced the films for the Young Americans and New Auteurs categories for this year’s fest, to be held Nov. 1 to Nov. 8 in Hollywood. Young Americans features works from emerging U.S. filmmakers, whose works will be eligible for the Audience Award in the category. Eleven films have been announced: “All […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content