AFI CONSERVATORY


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.

APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2020 WILL BE AVAILABLE IN SEPTEMBER

If you have any questions about the application or the requirements, please contact the admissions office at 323.856.7740 or [email protected]. Join the AFI Conservatory's Mailing List.


AFI CONSERVATORY NEWS

AFI Alum Ari Aster on His Terrifying, Personal New Film MIDSOMMAR
Ari Aster’s (AFI Class of 2000) critically acclaimed new folk horror film MIDSOMMAR is both hilarious and horrifying — and if you’ve ever gone through a soul-crushing breakup, or stayed in a toxic relationship for too long, or spent a summer... >>
Susan Ruskin Named Dean of AFI Conservatory
The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the appointment of producer and educator Susan Ruskin as Dean of the AFI Conservatory. Ruskin will lead AFI’s world-class, graduate film-training program, working alongside a celebrated faculty to... >>
AFI and Russo Brothers’ AGBO Films Partner for Inaugural Development Grant
AFI, in partnership with AGBO Films, has announced Angela Chen (AFI Directing Class of 2018) as the recipient of the inaugural AGBO/AFI Conservatory Development Grant. This new program awards $25,000 to a recent AFI Conservatory graduate to... >>
Lesli Linka Glatter and Paul Schrader to Receive AFI Honorary Degrees
AFI will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Academy Award®-nominated director/producer Lesli Linka Glatter (alumna, AFI Directing Workshop for Women) and Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Paul Schrader (AFI... >>