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    AFI Women Directors: Meet Stephanie Martin

    Born in Sao Paulo and raised mostly in Buenos Aires, Stephanie discovered her passion for film while at Wellesley College where she studied French and Political Science.

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    AFI Women Directors: Meet Patrice Toye

    Patrice Toye was born in 1967 and studied film in Brussels. She has made several short films, documentaries and television programs. In 1995, she wrote the feature Tin Soldier with the support of Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Her first feature, Rosie (1998), won several awards on the festival circui...

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    AFI Film Fest Review: ‘Lone Survivor’ Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster & Emile Hirsch

    Your average rock, tree, or branch will never appear harmless after “Lone Survivor.” With its depiction of warfare in Afghanistan moved to the unlikely setting of evergreens and jagged cliffs, the most horrific moments of director Peter Berg’s drama come from a body in free fall—and its eventual lan...

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    AFI Women Directors: Meet Karlyn Michelson

    Karlyn Michelson is an Emmy Award-winning multimedia producer and video journalist. (AFI)

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    Watch: New Clip From 'Nebraska' Plus AFI Fest Bruce Dern Tribute Reel Introduced By Quentin Tarantino

    The journey that started this past spring at the Cannes Film Festival capped off with an appearance last night at AFI Film Festival as Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" gears up to start rolling out in theaters soon. And in both the south of France and in sunny California, it was Bruce Dern who was the c...

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    AFI Women Directors: Meet Jillian Mayer

    Jillian Mayer steeps her artistic practice in the verisimilitude of a generation that came of age in the 1980s. Her video works have been premiered at galleries and museums internationally and film festivals such as SXSW and Sundance.

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    AFI: David O. Russell Talks Immediacy Of Film, Says 'I Heart Huckabees' Is His Least Favorite Movie & More

    With his films “The Fighter” and “Silver Linings Playbook” elating audiences the past two years at AFI Fest in Los Angeles on their way to Oscar gold, director David O. Russell is without a doubt in stellar standing with the festival and its many attendees. That consistency to quality—especially in ...

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    AFI Women Directors: Meet Kasia Roslaniec

    Kasia Rosłaniec was born in Poland in 1980. She graduated from Warsaw Film School and also studied at the Wajda School. Her graduation film, Mall Girls, won Best Debut Director at the Polish Film Festival. It was released theatrically in Poland and topped the box office for three weeks.

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    AFI Women Directors: Meet Jenni Toivoniemi

    Jenni Toivoniemi studied screenwriting in several international workshops, including Torino Film Lab's Script & Pitch and Berlinale Talent Campus Script Station. She is about to complete her MA in screenwriting and directing in Helsinki's ELO Film School and is developing her next project as a featu...

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    AFI Women Directors: Meet Katrin Gebbe

    Katrin Gebbe attended the Utrecht Graduate School of Visual Arts and Design in the Netherlands and received her master's degree in Directing at the Hamburg Media School. Her short, Sores & Sirin, won the European Union's Young CIVIS Media Prize. Nothing Bad Can Happen is her first feature film. (AFI...

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