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Rachel Morrison to Receive AFI’s Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal

Trailblazing cinematographer Rachel Morrison (AFI Class of 2006) will receive the 2018 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. This honor recognizes the extraordinary creative talents of AFI Conservatory alumni who embody the qualities of filmmaker Franklin J. Schaffner: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality storytelling in film and television. The presentation of the Schaffner Medal…

Lena Waithe to Deliver Keynote at Annual AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase

The annual AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) Showcase on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The opening keynote will be delivered by Emmy®-winning creator, writer and actor Lena Waithe.

AFI FEST 2018 Announces Key Dates and Call for Entries

AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi has officially announced its dates and call for entries.

First-Ever AFI Conservatory EXPO Will Showcase 30 Thesis Films

The first-ever AFI Conservatory EXPO, a one-day festival showcasing 30 thesis films from the Class of 2017, will take place Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. on the AFI Campus in Los Angeles.

AFI Directing Workshop for Women Announces New Class of Participants

The AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — AFI’s filmmaker training program launched in 1974 — continues its groundbreaking commitment to increasing the number of women working as directors in film and television. The program has announced eight new participants for 2018-2019, who will participate in several months of tuition-free film education, culminating in the…

AFI Conservatory Alumni Honored by Writers Guild of America

At the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards on Sunday, February 11, two women filmmakers from the AFI Conservatory received prizes — continuing a tradition of AFI Conservatory alumnae making impressive impact with their work. Altogether, seven AFI Conservatory graduates were nominated for WGA Awards this year.

AFI Conservatory Alumna Rachel Morrison Is First Woman Ever Nominated for Cinematography Oscar

AFI Conservatory alumna Rachel Morrison (AFI Class of 2006) has made history as the first woman ever nominated for an Academy Award® in the Cinematography category, for MUDBOUND.