Stacy Adamski – American Film Institute

AFI Announces Participants for DWW+ Class of 2024

AFI is thrilled to announce the participants selected for the AFI DWW+ Class of 2024! AFI DWW+ is a year-long directing workshop that supports women and traditionally underrepresented narrative filmmakers through the production cycle of a short film, providing hands-on instruction led by industry experts. The short films completed in the workshop will premiere at...

AFI Releases Landmark Study About the Contributions of Women to Early Cinema

Initiative Documents Hundreds of Previously Unrecorded Female Filmmakers for Film History Today, AFI released the results of their groundbreaking gender study focused on silent era films. The project, titled Women They Talk About after the 1928 feature film, is an initiative documenting the widely unrecorded contributions of female filmmakers in the silent film era and...

AFI Impact: A Look Back at 2022

Because of the continued support of movie fans like you from around the world, whose dedication to this great art form is unmatched, the American Film Institute marched forward in its mission to inspire audiences and preserve film history this past year. Our work is possible because of you. And we wanted to share it...

Butterfly McQueen – AFI Catalog Spotlight

This January, the AFI Catalog shines a spotlight on actress Butterfly McQueen, who would have celebrated her 112th birthday this month. During the Golden Age of American cinema, McQueen was often relegated to stereotypical roles of domestic servants, but she continued to work sporadically through the late-1980s and earned a Daytime Emmy Award® for her...

Holiday Movie Guide

There’s no better way to get into the spirit than with a holiday movie marathon! Check out our Holiday Film Guide on what to watch, featuring films from the AFI 100 Lists and AFI Movie Club. Share your favorite holiday movies in the comments section! AN AMERICAN TAIL  AN AMERICAN TAIL (1986), produced by AFI...

AFI AWARDS 2022 Honorees Announced

Congratulations to the AFI AWARDS 2022 honorees! The honorees include 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding TV programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of this year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. An additional honoree was selected for an AFI Special Award, designated for works of excellence that fall outside of...

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – AFI Catalog Spotlight

This December, the AFI Catalog shines a spotlight on the beloved Christmas classic IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, which premiered this month in 1946 and has remained high on AFI’s lists of the best films ever made, including #1 on AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 CHEERS list of the most inspiring films of all time. Although it received mixed reviews upon...

The Green Film School Alliance Goes Global

The Green Film School Alliance, of which the AFI Conservatory is a founding member, announced today the addition of 16 new schools to its ranks, more than doubling its membership to 27 sustainability-minded schools. These committed schools, across seven U.S. states and four countries on three continents, join the effort to lessen the environmental impacts...

AFI Silver Theatre And Cultural Center Announces 2022 AFI European Union Film Showcase Lineup

This week, the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring, MD, announced its full lineup for the 35th edition of the AFI European Union Showcase featuring 56 films from all 27 EU member states, 19 Best International Feature Film Oscar® submissions and 12 U.S. and North American premieres. Of the Official Selections, 50%...

AFI Archive Takes Center Stage in New Book About Hollywood’s History

Released today, “Hollywood: The Oral History” written by Jeanine Basinger and Sam Wasson was assembled from AFI’s treasure trove of interviews and “reveals a fresh history of the American movie industry from its beginnings to today.” The book’s authors noted that the AFI Archive is unparalleled in the depth and breadth of its recorded history...

AFI FEST 2022 Announces Grand Jury Awards for Short Films

Congratulations to this year's Grand Jury Award winners at AFI FEST 2022! The Grand Jury Award winners for Live Action Short, Documentary Short and Animated Short will be eligible for the 2022 Best Live Action Short, Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short Academy Awards®. The Jury was comprised of filmmaker Shaz Bennett, writer/director Johnson...

AFI Named Top Film School by TheWrap

This month, AFI was named as the top film school by TheWrap, adding to the Conservatory's accolades this year which also includes being ranked the #1 film school by The Hollywood Reporter. TheWrap highlighted AFI's focus on diversity and emphasis on hands-on learning and collaboration, noting that the working relationships forged at AFI continue far...
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