Filmmaker David Lynch has been named the first-ever guest artistic director for AFI Fest 2010, it was announced today. “I said yes to being the guest artistic director of AFI Fest 2010 because I love the AFI,” said Lynch in a press release. “AFI can do for others what it did for me. AFI gave me an opportunity and money to make a short film, The Grandmother, and my first feature film, Eraserhead. AFI put me on the map.”
Lynch created artwork (above) that will serve as the official image of the 24th
annual festival. As guest artistic director, Lynch will also program a special
sidebar of films that have influenced and inspired him. His selections will be announced in
October. AFI Fest 2010 will take place November 4-11 in Hollywood, at the historic
Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, the Mann Chinese 6 theatres, the Egyptian
Theatre and the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. For more information, click here.