Riaan Gouws – American Film Institute

AFI AWARDS 2019 Call for Submission and Dates

Honorees Announced December 4 Outstanding Achievements in Film and TV Celebrated at Invitation-Only Luncheon on January 3, 2020 Recognizing the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image, AFI AWARDS is the American Film Institute’s annual stamp of excellence — celebrating works of significance in both film and television. Submissions for AFI…

QUEEN & SLIM World Premiere To Open AFI FEST 2019

AFI Alumna Melina Matsoukas’s Feature Film Directorial Debut to Launch 33rd Edition of Festival on Thursday, November 14 The 33rd edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will open with the world premiere of Makeready and Universal Pictures’ QUEEN & SLIM. Directed by two-time Grammy® winner Melina Matsoukas (AFI Class of 2005) and written by…

The 2015 AFI Latin American Film Festival Lineup is here

The complete slate of more than 40 films from 20 countries is set for the 26th edition of the AFI Latin American Film Festival taking place at the historic AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, Maryland from September 17–October 7. The festival’s Opening Night film is SAND DOLLARS, the fourth film by…

The AFI Interview: Bob Byington

Writer and director Bob Byington’s film SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME was an official selection at AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi. We caught up with the filmmaker before the world premiere of his latest film at South by Southwest 2015, 7 CHINESE BROTHERS. In the last few years since your film SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES…

The AFI Interview: WILD Director Jean-Marc Vallée

Over the course of the last 20 years, Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée has helmed over a dozen acclaimed films – both features and shorts. Last year, he directed two actors (Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto) to Academy Award-winning performances in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB. His newest film is WILD which is based on the powerful true story of…

Richard Donner Reveals The Movie Magic In SUPERMAN

Richard Donner’s SUPERMAN (1978) — the movie that first legitimized the superhero genre for mainstream audiences and foreshadowed the contemporary age of the comic book blockbuster — took its subject seriously and made audiences believe that a man could fly – no small leap, given the effects of the period. It was a cinematic flight…

Sophia Loren: By The Numbers

We’re very excited about this month’s special Tribute to Sophia Loren at AFI FEST 2014 presented by Audi. We’ll celebrate the life and career of the movie icon, one of the greatest screen legends of all time. Just ahead of the Tribute, we’ve put together this brief visual overview of the life and career of the multi-talented actress. Enjoy.
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