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Educating Tomorrow's Storytellers…Today

The filmmakers at the world-renowned AFI Conservatory learn by doing. Here, tomorrow's storytellers are placed in a hands-on, production-based environment and are trained by a group of dedicated working professionals from the film and television communities.

Located in the heart of the entertainment community in Hollywood, the AFI Conservatory places a strong emphasis on narrative visual storytelling and personal expression. This film program instills the tools that help filmmakers practice their craft and become better storytellers. Classes are broken up into teams that mirror a real production environment. Those teams collaborate on and produce more films than any other graduate-level film school. Upon graduation, about 81% of our graduates report that they are working.

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AFI Conservatory Names 2016 Honorary Degree Recipients
AFI will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Rita Moreno and Quentin Tarantino. They will be recognized for their contributions to film during the AFI Conservatory’s commencement ceremony on June 15, 2016, at the historic TCL... >>
Watch: Ryan Murphy on FX’s AMERICAN CRIME STORY and the Half Foundation
During his recent visit to the AFI Conservatory as part of the Harold Lloyd Master Seminar series, television artist Ryan Murphy discussed his work as an executive producer of FX’s AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE PEOPLE V. O.J. SIMPSON — and as a... >>
Meet the Next Generation of Film and TV Storytellers
On Tuesday night at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, the AFI Conservatory Showcase presented the extraordinary storytelling talents of the Class of 2015, with screenings of three jury-selected thesis films, and highlights from all... >>
AFI Conservatory Celebrates First-Ever Writers’ Room Ready
On Monday evening, the AFI Conservatory hosted a reception to celebrate promising screenwriters and to mark the first year of AFI Writers’ Room Ready. This new annual program aims to cultivate the next generation of television writers by... >>