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AFI Fest Announces New Auteurs, American Independents, Midnight and Shorts Sections

"Kill Me Please," "Buster's Mal Heart" and "The Eyes of My Mother" are among the new titles.

Anita Rocha da Silveira’s “Kill Me Please”

AFI Fest has announced the selections for its New Auteurs, American Independents, Midnights and Shorts sections. Already announced as part of the weeklong festival, which runs in Hollywood from November 10 – 17, are “Elle,” “20th Century Women” and the world premieres of both “The Comedian” and “Rules Don’t Apply.” Read the full announcement here, and see the New Auteurs, American Independents and Midnight selections below.

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Sophia Takal's "Always Shine"

Sophia Takal’s “Always Shine

New Auteurs

“Always Shine” (dir. Sophia Takal)

“Buster’s Mal Heart” (dir. Sarah Adina Smith)

“Divines” (dir. Houda Benyamina)

“The Future Perfect” (dir. Nele Wohlatz)

“Godless” (dir. Ralitza Petrova)

“Kati Kati” (dir. Mbithi Masya)

“Kill Me Please” (dir. Anita Rocha da Silveira)

“One Week and a Day” (dir. Asaph Polonsky)

“Oscuro Animal” (dir. Felipe Guerrero)

“Still Life” (dir. Maud Alpi)

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Nicolas Pesce's "The Eyes of My Mother"

Nicolas Pesce’s “The Eyes of My Mother”

American Independents

“Actor Martinez” (dir. Nathan Silver and Mike Ott)

“Dark Night” (dir. Tim Sutton)

“Donald Cried” (dir. Kris Avedisian)

“The Eyes of My Mother” (dir. Nicolas Pesce)

“Fraud” (dir. Dean Fleischer-Camp)

“Hunter Gatherer” (dir. Josh Locy)

“Live Cargo” (dir. Logan Sandler)

“My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea” (dir. Dash Shaw)



“Fear Itself” (dir. Charlie Lyne)

“The Lure” (Agnieszka Smoczyńska)

“Prevenge” (Alice Lowe)

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