AFI Fest 2022 announces cultural partners and sponsors

(She Said will play at the AFI)

This is a big week in LA. Not only does the American Film Market kick off live, but so does Reel 360 News’ favorite film festival, AFI FEST 2022.

The American Film Institute announced today the sponsors and cultural supporters for AFI FEST 2022. AT&T returns as the festival’s Premium Sponsor and is committed to elevating underrepresented filmmakers and showcasing stories from diverse creators. AT&T Presents: Untold Stories is an inclusive program for filmmakers to submit production-ready feature film scripts for a chance to win $1M to make their film. 

The program also provides the winning filmmaker promotional and mentorship support throughout all phases of production, including a first look from HBO Max, and a guaranteed premiere at one of the top film festivals in the country. 

Festival Sponsors include Netflix, Showtime and Warner Bros. Discovery.  

Los Angeles Times is back as the festival’s Primary Media Partner and the Red Carpet Premieres Media Partner. 

Variety and The Hollywood Reporter are Official Media Sponsors. 

Affiliate Media Partners include IndieWire and TheWrap.  

Additionally, Variety is the Dedicated Film Sponsor of WOMEN TALKING, The Hollywood Reporter is the Dedicated Film Sponsor of BONES AND ALL, IndieWire is the Dedicated Film Sponsor of NANNY and TheWrap is the Dedicated Film Sponsor of “SR.”.

Contributing Sponsors include Participant.

Sustaining Sponsors include Eventive, Film Freeway, National Endowment for the Arts, Ovation, Panavision, TCL Chinese Theatre and US Blanks. 


This year’s Festival underwriter is Scott Patterson, whose generous philanthropy supports the festival.

This year’s Cultural Sponsors include the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles, ELMA (European Languages and Movies in America), the Farhang Foundation, the Polish Film Institute, SAGindie, TV5Monde & Sling TV, and Villa Albertine. 

This year’s festival will take place exclusively in person in Los Angeles from November 2-6. Passes and tickets are now available here. AFI members receive discounts on passes and tickets and other exclusive benefits. To become an AFI member, visit Visit to view this year’s lineup.

Learn more here – submissions for the 2023 program open November 1, 2022. Stay with Reel 360 News as we bring you coverage of this year’s AFI and AFM.

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