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AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Denzel Washington to Gather Film’s Finest

The first wave of guest presenters who will celebrate Denzel Washington at the 47th AFI Life Achievement Award on June 6, 2019, at a Gala Tribute in Los Angeles have just been announced! Chadwick Boseman, Jodie Foster, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman (2011 honoree), Michael B. Jordan, Issa Rae, Julia Roberts and Cicely Tyson will all…

AFI Conservatory Names 2019 Writers’ Room Ready Recipients

The AFI Conservatory today announced the recipients and mentors chosen for the fourth edition of the AFI Writers’ Room Ready. Aimed at cultivating the next generation of television scriptwriters, the program gives graduating AFI Conservatory Fellows the unique opportunity to work directly with established artists. AFI Writers’ Room Ready highlights select original scripts from top…

AFI DOCS Announces 2019 Impact Lab

AFI DOCS announces the five films selected for the fifth annual AFI DOCS Impact Lab in partnership with Raben Impact Entertainment, a division of The Raben Group. The selections for this distinguished fellowship and training program are four feature documentary films — 17 BLOCKS, BORDER SOUTH, GAY CHORUS DEEP SOUTH and A WOMAN’S WORK: THE…

Here’s the Full Slate for AFI DOCS 2019

We’ve revealed the full slate of films for AFI DOCS 2019 which includes 72 films representing 17 countries — including six world premieres, one North American premiere and two U.S. premieres. Year after year, the festival provides a unique opportunity for audiences, filmmakers and policy leaders to engage and connect through the power of story….

AFI Cinematography Intensive for Women Sponsored by Panavision and RED Announces Call For Applicants

The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced a call for applicants for the second-annual AFI Cinematography Intensive for Women Sponsored by Panavision and RED.  The tuition-free program will delve into the fundamentals of visual storytelling on the AFI Campus in Los Angeles, June 28–July 1, 2019.  The Intensive seeks candidates with prior cinematography experience who…

AFI DOCS 2019 Announces Opening and Closing Night, Special Screenings

AFI DOCS, the American Film Institute’s annual documentary celebration in the nation’s capital, has announced the Opening and Closing Night films as well as the Special Screenings for its 17th annual edition.  The festival is proud to also announce the return of AT&T as Presenting Sponsor for the sixth consecutive year.  AFI DOCS 2019 will…

Melina Matsoukas to Receive AFI’s 29th Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal

Multitalented film, television and music video artist Melina Matsoukas (AFI Class of 2005) will receive the 2019 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…

Remembering AFI Alumnus and Producer Steve Golin

With the passing of Academy Award®-winning film and television producer Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981) on April 21, Hollywood lost a visionary filmmaker who championed nuanced and deeply human storytelling. Golin served as a beacon of creative risk-taking, innovation and entrepreneurism in the entertainment industry. In 1986, he founded Propaganda Films, a talent management,…

AFI Embarks on a Landmark Study of Gender in Film

The AFI Catalog of Feature Films has been honored with a prestigious $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to embark upon an unprecedented, landmark study of gender parity in the history of American film. The initiative, titled “Women They Talk About” after a lost 1928 film about a woman who campaigns…

AFI Remembers the Trailblazing Agnès Varda

On March 29, the world lost a fearless and uncompromising visionary with the passing of iconic filmmaker Agnès Varda.   She burst onto the scene, directing LA POINTE COURTE in 1954 at only 26 years-old. Often known as “the mother of the French New Wave,” she challenged conventions of cinematic form and style and infused…

AFI Member Spotlight: Louis J. Horvitz

Meet AFI Premiere Circle member Louis J. Horvitz, who has had an amazing career directing 31 Life Achievement Award television events, along with many of your favorite award shows, from the Oscars to the Grammys and beyond. Longtime AFI member Louis J. Horvitz is among the most accomplished, prolific directors in the rarified field of…

Meet 2019 AFI EXPO Sweepstakes Winner Elizabeth Ashwell

At the recent AFI Conservatory EXPO on campus, AFI member Elizabeth Ashwell won two tickets to attend the AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Denzel Washington in Hollywood on June 6! We spoke with Ashwell about this unique member opportunity. You recently relocated to Los Angeles from Washington, DC. What brought your attention to the…
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