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The AFI Fest runs from October 30th to November 7th, and kicks off with the world premier of the animated The Fantastic Mister Fox, followed up on the second night with Halloween Horror Films. Just because that wasn’t enough, this year the AFI Fest is Free, at least mostly.

If you thought the UK Festivals were over, that would be a no; the Screen Writers Festival started yesterday and runs through the 29th. What makes this Fest special is it includes its own Doctor Who Sessions, with a ton of panel members covering both the classic and new Doctor Who series. And yes, Steven Moffat will indeed be there along with all the others. There is also a panel of the non-TV releases (and news that Tom Baker is to return to the studio for some new 4th Doctor audio episodes for Big Finish), a panel on the new K9 series, and a special screening of Girl Number 9 before its online premiere Friday.

Ongoing festivals include the Austin Film Festival through the 29th, the 53rd BFI London Film Festival also through October 29th, and the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival through November 11th. Details can be found in my previous Festival entries.