This year's AFI FEST will be held from November 10 through 17 in Los Angeles, in the heart of Hollywood. This film festival is organized by the American Film Institute, in partnership with the American Film Market.
AFI FEST is one of the few major festivals held in the United States that offers free film screenings to the public. Devoted to international auteur cinema, AFI FEST is accredited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) as qualifying for the Oscars. It functions in partnership with the AFM, which is one of the world's biggest film markets, held in nearby Santa Monica, November 2-9, 2016.
The French actress is one of the festival's special guests this year, with a Tribute organized in her honor and a meeting with audiences, as well as a gala presentation of Elle, which is the film submitted by France for the 2017 Oscars.