AFI Fest 2011 announces dates, calls for submissions
The American Film Institute's AFI Fest will take place Nov. 3-10 in Hollywood, it was announced Tuesday. In addition to making a call for entries, the institute said the event would be held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 Theatre, the Egyptian Theatre of the American Cinematheque and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The market partner of the festival, the American Film market, will be held Nov. 2-9.
The AFI Fest typically presents an eclectic bill of new and old films, big-name fare and small independents, documentaries and foreign features. Previous movies that have screened at the festival that went on to success at the Oscars include "Black Swan," "The King's Speech," "The Fighter," "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Walk the Line."
Filmmakers are also invited to submit narrative, documentary, experimental and short films online via the AFI website.
-- Susan King
Photo: Tom Hooper, left, and Harvey Weinstein attend a "The King's Speech" after-party during AFI Fest 2010 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Credit: Frazer Harrison / Getty Images