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iW News | Kuo Named Artistic Director at AFI Fest

iW News | Kuo Named Artistic Director at AFI Fest

Film festival programmer, consultant and filmmaker Rose Kuo has been named Artistic Director at AFI Fest, the organization announced Monday. In her new position, Kuo will oversee the programming direction and “overall artistic vision” of the annual festival, taking place this year November 1 – 11 in Los Angeles. A fixture at the Telluride Film Festival for many years, Kuo has also served as a programming consultant specializing in Asian cinema and has worked for the San Francisco, Santa Barbara and Mill Valley Festivals. “Rose has a gift for spotting emerging talent, as well as a deep knowledge and appreciation of world cinema,” said AFI Fest Director Christian Gaines in a statement. “Her leadership, along with the considerable programming talents of Shaz Bennett and Lane Kneedler, has combined to create a formidable programming team.” [Brian Brooks]

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