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AFI Film Festival 2009


October 30th – November 7th

AFI Film Festival

AFI FEST presents a survey of the year's most significant films each fall. Featuring international work from emerging filmmakers, global showcases of films from the great masters and red-carpet gala premieres, AFI FEST brings world cinema to the heart of Hollywood.

Since 2000, the consumer audience at AFI FEST has tripled to over 65,000 attendees. In 2008, over 600 press representatives secured accreditation to the Festival, with combined media impressions in excess of 1.6 billion worldwide.

The 23rd edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will run from October 30 - November 7, 2009.

The American Film Market (AFM), November 4 - 11, 2009 is the market partner of AFI FEST. Since its formation in 2004, this strategic partnership has grown into the largest gathering of film professionals in North America. The association between the two events connects art and commerce, broadening the opportunities for all participants.

AFI FEST is the only film festival in the United States to hold the prestigious FIAPF accreditation (, assuring a high standard of quality and reliability for the international film community. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes AFI FEST as a qualifying festival for the Short Films category of the annual Academy Awards.

This festival will take place at Graumann's Chinese Theater and the Chinese Theatre 6 located in Hollywood and Highland.



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