Shaz Bennett

AFI Film Festival Associate Director of Programming Shaz Bennett talked about the upcoming schedule of films slated for this year’s festival. Bennett broke down some of the different catagories they have as well as the selection process for AFI. She further talked about some of the panel discussions they have, other ways the festival tries to help fillmakers and other general tips.

The opening night film was suppose to be The Soloist, starring Jamie Fox and Robert Downey Junior, but the studio wanted to hold it back, so they’re opening with Doubt, starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman. You can go to for a complete scheldule of films playing this year.

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