2018 – Page 3 – American Film Institute

Announcing Screen Australia-Onbass Fellowships for Australian Filmmakers at AFI Conservatory

AFI today announces the Screen Australia-Onbass Fellowships — the initial two full-tuition scholarships to attend the AFI Conservatory, which will be awarded for the 2019 and 2020 academic years, for a Master of Fine Arts degree in one of six disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting.

Announcing the AFI DOCS 2018 Audience Award Winners

The American Film Institute has announced the AFI DOCS 2018 Audience Award winners, concluding the five-day festival supported by Presenting Sponsor AT&T in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD.

AFI Conservatory Commencement Celebrates Jodie Foster and Dean Tavoularis

AFI celebrated this year’s 123 AFI Conservatory graduates — and the world’s newest filmmakers — Monday, June 11, at Hollywood’s historic TCL Chinese Theatre. During Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2018, Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa were conferred upon Academy Award®-winning actor/director Jodie Foster and Academy Award®-winning production designer Dean Tavoularis for…

The AFI DOCS Interview: MINI MISS Director Rachel Daisy Ellis

Filmed entirely from the perspective of preschoolers, MINI MISS follows five young girls competing to be crowned Mini Miss Baby Brasil. The film provides a unique insight into early childhood experiences, and children’s innate capacity for resistance in a world dominated by adult norms and desires.

The AFI DOCS Interview: PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE. Director Rayka Zehtabchi

Tucked away in an unsuspecting room in Kathikhera, a rural village in Northern India, steel frames and wooden crates filled with supplies crowd the space. These are the materials for what will become a new business venture for the women in the village: a sanitary pad revolution. In PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE., follow the women as they produce…

The AFI DOCS Interview: THE PROVIDERS Directors Anna Moot-Levin & Laura Green

Laura Green and Anna Moot-Levin’s THE PROVIDERS follows three “country doctors” — health care providers working for a small network of clinics in northern New Mexico — as they confront the challenges of keeping those in their poor and opioid-plagued communities healthy and safe.

Announcing AFI DOCS 2018 Impact Lab Film Projects

Five films have been selected for the fourth annual AFI DOCS Impact Lab in partnership with RABEN_IMPACT. The selections for this distinguished fellowship and training program are four feature documentary films — CHARM CITY, DON’T BE NICE, THE PROVIDERS, and PERSONAL STATEMENT, which will have its world premiere and open AFI DOCS this year —…

AFI Launches Two Cinematography Programs for Women

AFI has announced the inaugural AFI Cinematography Introductory Intensive for Women (CIIW), sponsored by 21st Century Fox. The tuition-free program, taking place on the AFI campus in Los Angeles, August 3-6, 2018, will introduce the fundamentals of visual storytelling to women who are interested in a career in cinematography. In addition, Twentieth Century Fox Film…

Julia Roberts to Present George Clooney With AFI Life Achievement Award

Julia Roberts will present the nation’s highest honor for a career in film, the AFI Life Achievement Award, to her longtime friend and colleague George Clooney at the 46th AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute honoring the actor, director, writer and producer. The event will take place Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre…

The AFI DOCS Interview: INTO THE OKAVANGO Director Neil Gelinas

National Geographic photographer Neil Gelinas makes his directorial debut with INTO THE OKAVANGO, a visually stunning journey along the titular river that is the lifeline for wildlife throughout the African continent.

AFI Writers’ Room Ready Celebrates Class of 2017 Recipients

AFI Writers’ Room Ready is a program whose mission is to cultivate the next generation of television scriptwriters by giving graduating Fellows an opportunity to work directly with established artists.

Steve James Is the 2018 AFI DOCS Guggenheim Honoree

AFI DOCS has announced that it will pay tribute to Steve James as the 2018 Charles Guggenheim Symposium honoree. James is the remarkable, Academy Award®-nominated filmmaker best known for HOOP DREAMS (1994) and ABACUS: SMALL ENOUGH TO JAIL (2016).