The conservatory at the American Film Institute
identifies and serves future leaders in the art of
motion pictures. We seek those who have
stories to tell and whose language of choice
is motion pictures.
The Conservatory is committed to the idea that
motion pictures are a major influence on both
our culture and society. While teaching the craft
of making motion pictures to cinematographers,
directors, editors, production designers, producers
and screenwriters, the Conservatory is dedicated
to the art that each discipline serves — the art
AFI CONSERVATORY CORE VALUES
Patience, attentiveness, hard work and the communication
necessary for successful collaboration.
The motion pictures made by Fellows are the foundation
of the curriculum.
AFI CONSERVATORY OBJECTIVES
To examine the origins and techniques of storytelling.
To graduate Fellows fully equipped to meet the highest
professional standards of their discipline.
To graduate Fellows with a deep appreciation and
understanding of the art of motion pictures.