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CONCUSSION To Have Its World Premiere At AFI FEST 2015

Another announced AFI FEST presented by Audi film, another world premiere. Sony Pictures’ CONCUSSION — starring two-time Academy Award® nominee Will Smith, written and directed by Peter Landesman, and produced by Ridley Scott, Giannina Scott, David Wolthoff, Larry Shuman and Elizabeth Cantillon — will make its global debut and also be a Centerpiece Gala of AFI…

Commemorating AFI’s Opening Scene

“We will create an American Film Institute, bringing together leading artists of the film industry, outstanding educators and young men and women who wish to pursue the 20th Century art form as their life’s work.” — President Lyndon B. Johnson On September 29, 1965, President Johnson signed into law the promise that is the American Film Institute today….

World Premiere of THE BIG SHORT To Close AFI FEST 2015

AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi is bringing another world premiere to this year’s festival…and it’s a “big” one. The Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises film THE BIG SHORT will be the Closing Night film of AFI FEST on Thursday, November 12 at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Directed by Adam McKay with a screenplay by…

AFI Alums Win at the Emmys and the Toronto Film Festival

Congratulations to AFI graduates who won prizes today at the 67th Emmy® Awards and the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival. THE VOICE was awarded the Emmy for Outstanding Reality Competition Program, a trophy that went to producer Lee Metzger (AFI Class of 2000). VEEP’s Allison Jones (AFI Class of 1981) won for Outstanding Casting for…

AFI Makes History at 2015 Student Academy Awards

AFI made history tonight by winning all three medals — gold, silver and bronze — in the Narrative category of the 42nd Student Academy Awards. This year, AFI won more medals than any other film school and the first-ever sweep of the Narrative category with all three honors is unprecedented in the history of the Student…

AFI Conservatory Continues Winning Streak With Alum Duke Johnson’s Grand Jury Prize Win at Venice Film Festival

AFI Conservatory alumnus Duke Johnson’s (AFI Class of 2006) ANOMALISA won the Grand Jury Prize at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival this weekend. ANOMALISA was directed/produced by Johnson and Charlie Kaufman (BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND). Shot by Cinematographer Joe Passarelli (AFI Class of 2006), the film included several other…

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…

World Premiere of BY THE SEA To Open AFI FEST 2015

AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi kicks off on Thursday, November 5 at the historic TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. The Opening Night Gala, the world premiere of BY THE SEA, follows an American writer (Brad Pitt) and his wife (Angelina Jolie Pitt) who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s…

AFI Conservatory Sweeps The 2015 Student Academy Awards Narrative Category

AFI Conservatory alumni won all three spots in the Narrative category of the 42nd Student Academy Awards competition with thesis films created during their time at AFI.The sweep is unprecedented. AFI has the most wins of any film school this year. The winning films by graduates of the Class of 2014 are: DAY ONE, STEALTH…

Five AFI Conservatory Grads Win Awards For Their Thesis Work From AFI’s Community of Supporters

Today — opening day at the AFI Conservatory for second year Fellows —  AFI awarded grants to five AFI Conservatory graduates from the class of 2014 for excellence in their thesis work. The recognition and awards further propel these artists into their careers as some of the nation’s promising storytellers. Director/producer Rick Rosenthal (AFI Class of…

AFI FEST 2015 Video Recap

Look back at another successful AFI FEST presented by Audi with interview clips we captured on the red carpet and post-screening panel discussions throughout the festival’s lineup of world premieres, Galas and Special Screenings. BY THE SEA Angelina Jolie Pitt (UNBROKEN, 2014) unveiled BY THE SEA on Opening Night, and revealed on the red carpet why AFI…

Harold Lloyd Classic SAFETY LAST! with Live DJ Re-Score for AFI FEST

Among the many highlights of AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi is the Youth and Family Programming section, which brings unique films and events to audiences of all ages and extends AFI’s educational mission to build passion for the art form by cultivating young movie fans and future film artists. This weekend’s Youth and Family presentation of Harold Lloyd’s 1923…
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