AFI FEST 2022 Tickets on Sale Today!

Posted by Larry Gleeson

From Special Screenings and worldwide Oscar submissions to charming brief movies and highly effective documentaries, tickets to AFI FEST 2022 can be accessible to buy beginning at the moment, October 12 at 11:00 a.m. PT. Check out the film guide and full festival schedule now.

I’ve a number of movies on my “must-see” record featured under. Stay tuned because the American Film Institute has mixed AFI FEST and AFI DOCS this 12 months in what’s shaping as much as be a spectacular showcase of movie and cinema!



ALCARRAS – In Spains official Oscar submission and the second function from Carla Simn (SUMMER 1993, AFI FEST 2017), the close-knit Sol household, nestled within the rural village of Alcarrs, experiences an eventful summer time when the livelihood of their peach orchard is threatened.




In 2019, a volcano erupted on Whakaari in New Zealand with out warning, raining down rocks and particles, and enveloping the island in a quiet, darkish cloud of burning-hot steam. As the particles settled and onlookers gasped from the alternative shore, a rescue mission stirred into motion; 47 vacationers had been trapped on the island, and one other boat of vacationers was simply returning, having narrowly escaped. In this unbelievable new documentary from Academy Award nominee Rory Kennedy (LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM, AFI FEST 2014), rescuers and survivors every recount their very own model of the worst day of their lives, sharing what it means to cling to hope and life and to make unimaginable decisions.




Adapted from Miriam Toews acclaimed novel and based mostly on actual occasions, Academy Award-nominated director Sarah Polley (STORIES WE TELL) tells the riveting story of a tight-knit group of ladies who’re a part of an remoted non secular neighborhood with an epidemic of sexual abuse. In the wake of this horrific discovery, they need to determine to forgive their attackers or depart the colony endlessly. Shifting the lens away from the heinous crime and onto its ramifications units the stage for a nuanced but incisive examination of patriarchal oppression, non secular imperatives, and conflicting values. Featuring a formiddable ensemble solid together with Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, and Frances McDormand.

The full AFI FEST program contains 125 titles (7 Red Carpet Premieres, 6 Special Screenings, 12 Discovery, 12 World Cinema, 12 Documentary, 30 Short Film Competition, 43 AFI Conservatory and three Guest Artistic Director Selections). Of the official picks, 53% are directed by girls, 32% are directed by BIPOC filmmakers and 11% are directed by LGBTQIA+ filmmakers. This 12 months’s program represents 31 nations and contains six International Feature Oscar submissions, ALCARRS (Spain), BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS (Mexico), CLOSE (Belgium), EO (Poland), JOYLAND (Pakistan) and SAINT OMER (France).


Returning filmmakers to AFI FEST embody Lucien Castaing-Taylor (DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA), Guillermo del Toro (GUILLERMO DEL TOROS PINOCCHIO), Alice Diop (SAINT OMER), Quentin Dupieux (SMOKING CAUSES COUGHING/FUMER FAIT TOUSSER), Alain Gomis (REWIND & PLAY), Sam Green (32 SOUNDS), Luca Guadagnino (BONES AND ALL), Kristy Guevara-Flanagan (BODY PARTS), Mark Gustafson (GUILLERMO DEL TOROS PINOCCHIO), Mia Hansen-Lve (ONE FINE MORNING/UN BEAU MATIN), Joanna Hogg (THE ETERNAL DAUGHTER), Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu (BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS), Nikyatu Jusu (NANNY), Rory Kennedy (THE VOLCANO: RESCUE FROM WHAKAARI), La Mysius (THE FIVE DEVILS), Andrea Pallaoro (MONICA), Hlynur Plmason (GODLAND/VANSKABTE LAND/VOLAA LAND),Jafar Panahi (NO BEARS), Verena Paravel (DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA), Alice Rohrwacher (LE PUPILLE), Hong Sang-soo (WALK UP), Albert Serra (PACIFICTION), Carla Simn (ALCARRS), Jerzy Skolimowski (EO), Chris Smith (SR.), Steven Spielberg (THE FABELMANS) and Florian Zeller (THE SON).

AFI FEST 2022 will happen solely in particular person in Los Angeles from November 2-6. AFI members obtain reductions on passes and tickets and different unique advantages. To develop into an AFI member, go to

The World Premiere of Apple Original Films SELENA GOMEZ: MY MIND AND ME will open the competition and the U.S. premiere of Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainments THE FABELMANS, directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg, will shut AFI FEST 2022. Additional Red Carpet Premieres embody BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS, directed by Academy Award-winning director Alejandro Gonzlez Irritu; the U.S. Premiere of GUILLERMO DEL TOROS PINOCCHIO, directed by Academy Award-winning director Guillermo del Toro and Emmy Award winner Mark Gustafson; LIVING, directed by Oliver Hermanus; SHE SAID, directed by Emmy Award-winning director Maria Schrader; and THE SON, directed by Academy Award winner Florian Zeller. Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay will function Guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2022 and can be showcasing three impartial movies amplifying the voices of ladies administrators together with HELLION (2014), directed by Kat Candler and starring Academy Award-nominee Juliette Lewis and Aaron Paul; MOSQUITA Y MARI (2012) directed by Aurora Guerrero and YELLING TO THE SKY (2011), directed by Victoria Mahoney and starring Academy Award-nominee Gabourey Sidibe and Zo Kravitz.


Harvey Keitel and Daphna Kastner AFI FEST 2021 Red Carpet Premiere Screening of THE POWER OF THE DOG, TCL Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, California, Nov. 11, 2021 Photo Credit: Rob Latour/AFI/Shutterstock



Kirsten Dunst AFI FEST 2021 Red Carpet Premiere Screening of THE POWER OF THE DOG, TCL Chinese Theatre, Los Angeles, California, Nov. 11, 2021 Photo Credit: Rob Latour/AFI/Shutterstock

AFI rolls out the crimson carpet for essentially the most anticipated movies of the competition. Sure to be an thrilling celebration of the most effective in movie, the part delivers world-class filmmakers, gifted actors and artisans, and a dose of Hollywood magic that may solely be discovered on the iconic TCL Chinese Theatre.

Stay tuned!


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