Ten filmmakers chosen for AFI Project 20/20

Program fosters cultural exchange

Ten American and international filmmakers have been chosen to participate in AFI Project 20/20, following screenings of their films at AFI Fest 2009.

The cultural exchange program is supported by the AFI in conjunction with the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

 The 2010 participants are:
“Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo,” directed by Jessica Oreck (US)

“First of All, Felicia,” co-directed by Melissa de Raaf and Razvan Radulescu (Romania)

“Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench,” directed by Damien Chazelle  (US)

“Icons Among us,” co-directed by Lars Larson, Michael Rivoira and Peter Vogt (US)

“London River,” directed by Rachid Bouchareb (France)

“Room and a Half,” directed by Andry Khrzhanovsky (Russia)

“Sita Sings the Blues,” directed by Nina Paley (US)

They will join two artists from the 2009 program: Kief Davidson (“Kassam the Dream”) and Richie Mehta (“Amal”).

All films except “Sita” will screen at the Mann Chinese Theatres in the Hollywood and Highland during the AFI Fest, which runs through Nov. 7. “Sita” will screen at the Skirball Cultural Center on Nov. 3.