Grab some popcorn. Pour your favorite beverage. And get comfortable. It’s time to celebrate cinema.

As a premium sponsor for the 8th straight year, AT&T is rolling out the red carpet for the 2016 AFI FEST in Los Angeles, the only festival of its kind that’s free to the public.

If you’re in L.A., we hope to see you there. If not, there’s no reason you can’t join the AFI Fest fun from wherever you are. Press play to start a film on your phone, TV or tablet and settle in.

And use #AFIFEST to join in the conversation about the festival and film.

We’re passionate about arts, entertainment and information. In fact, we produce and distribute movies, including our exclusive film Cut Bank (2015), which was featured at the 2014 AFI FEST and currently on DIRECTV Cinema.

This year, we’re celebrating cinema and the 50+ films released under the DIRECTVCINEMA exclusive program. DIRECTV CINEMA offers a variety of high-quality films selected right from AFI Fest and other festivals, starring award-winning actors, and from some of today’s best directors.

Whether you plan to drive to AFI FEST or your local theater, remember to always keep your eyes on the road, not on your phone. You can take the pledge against distracted driving anytime at or at valet stations throughout the festival.

For more info on AT&T’s sponsorship of the 2016 AFI FEST film festival, the full schedule of events and ticket details visit .