2019 – Page 11 – American Film Institute

Announcing the AFI AWARDS 2019 Date

AFI AWARDS 2019, celebrating the year’s most outstanding achievements in film and television, will take place Friday, January 3, 2020. Each year, the event honors 10 films and 10 TV series for their contributions to the art form. At the luncheon, AFI will present jury rationales providing artistic and cultural context for the selections. Marking…

From the AFI Archives: Edith Head’s Personal Sketches

During their recent, ongoing digitization efforts, AFI Archivists uncovered two original pencil sketches, on personal letterhead, by eight-time Oscar®-winning master costumer Edith Head. The sketches were hidden behind a reel containing an oral history of Head, who designed costumes for such true classics as ALL ABOUT EVE, VERTIGO, FUNNY FACE, REAR WINDOW, ROMAN HOLIDAY, SUNSET…

AFI Receives Funding From National Endowment for the Humanities to Support Groundbreaking Gender Parity Project

The American Film Institute today received a $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. Named for director Lloyd Bacon’s lost 1928 film, “Women They Talk About,” the initiative seeks to explore how gender parity was nearly…

AFI and Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation Partner for Young Women in Film Intensive

The AFI Conservatory and the Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation (WJSFF) have partnered to launch the second annual Young Women in Film intensive. Beginning March 26, the eight-week filmmaking workshop will be held on the AFI Campus in Los Angeles for 45 promising high school girls from ICEF (Inner City Education Foundation) View Park…

AFI FEST 2019 Announces Key Dates and Call for Entries

AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi will take place in Hollywood, CA, from November 14–21, 2019. Entries are now being accepted and filmmakers are invited to submit feature, documentary, experimental, animated and short films at AFI.com/AFIFEST or through FilmFreeway. AFI FEST will have submission deadlines — early, official and final — for fiction shorts (under…

AFI Announces Inaugural Screen Australia Onbass Fellow

AFI announced that cinematographer Meg White will be the inaugural recipient of the Screen Australia Onbass Fellowship, the newly established full-tuition scholarship for emerging Australian filmmakers to attend the AFI Conservatory.

AFI Directing Workshop for Women Unveils New Class of Participants

The AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — AFI’s filmmaker training program launched in 1974 — continues its longstanding commitment to increasing the number of women working as directors in film and television. The prestigious program has announced eight new participants for the Class of 2020, who will receive several months of tuition-free film education,…
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