AMCi: AFI Fest Announces New Auteurs Line-Up

By Alicia Malone October 16, 2014

The AFI Festival is supporting indie films and filmmakers in a big way this year, announcing ten films from first and second time directors in its New Auteurs section, and eight other indie flicks for its American Independents section. Both sections will have juries watching and are eligible for the Grand Jury Awards.

The festival runs between November 6-13 in LA, and will also present 45 short films as part of its program. Associate director of programming for the AFI Fest, Lane Kneedler, said in a press release, “These sections are where you will see some of the most exciting movies from around the world from filmmakers who take risks. Our competition this year could not be finer, with debuts from countries all over the globe including Vietnam, Ukraine, Korea and the Ivory Coast.”

The New Auteurs section will show these movies:
Alive (Sanda), directed by Park Jungbum
Blind, directed by Eskil Vogt
Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere (Dap canh giua khong trung), directed by Nguyen Hoang Diep
Gueros, directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios
Self Made (Boreg), directed by Shira Geffen Run, directed by Philippe Lacote
The Tribe (Plemya), directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
Viktoria, directed by Maya Vitkova
Violet, directed by Bas Devos
The Wonders (Le Meraviglie), directed by Alice Rohrwacher

And the American Independents lineup will be:
10.000 KM, directed by Carlos Marques-Marcet
Buzzard, directed by Joel Potrykus Faults, directed by Riley Stearns
Felt, directed by Jason Banker
Happy Valley, directed by Amir Bar-Lev
Heaven Knows What, directed by Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie
Thou Wast Mild & Lovely, directed by Josephine Decker
The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga, directed by Jessica Oreck

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Source: AFI Fest

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