David Lynch tapped as guest director for AFI Fest

Posted by · 12:19 pm · August 24th, 2010

The press release, in part:

AFI FEST presented by Audi announced today that award-winning filmmaker and artist David Lynch will serve as its first-ever Guest Artistic Director. AFI FEST 2010 will take place November 4 through 11 in Hollywood, California at the historic Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.

Lynch has also created artwork that will serve as the official image of the 24th annual festival. In addition, as Guest Artistic Director, Lynch will program a special sidebar of films that influence and inspire him and present these films at the festival in November. His film selections will be announced in October…

“I said yes to being the Guest Artistic Director of AFI FEST 2010 because I love the AFI,” says Lynch. “AFI can do for others what it did for me. AFI gave me an opportunity and money to make a short film, THE GRANDMOTHER, and my first feature film, ERASERHEAD. AFI put me on the map.”

Check out Lynch’s artwork for the fest after the jump.

[Photos: Live for Films, American Film Institute]

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  • 1 8-24-2010 at 1:51 pm

    jen said...

    off topic :

    Have you seen the first official review for Rabbit Hole on TIFF website ? Looks like it could be this year’s In the bedroom. If the latter could make into the final 5, sur Rabbit Hole can take one of the 10 spots available !

  • 2 8-24-2010 at 3:39 pm

    Matt King said...

    Another off topic: The trailer for 127 Hours is up at Apple.

  • 3 8-25-2010 at 8:24 am

    Joseph said...

    Well deserved.