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Gala Premiere of THE CROWN Season Three at AFI FEST 2019

Festival to Honor THE CROWN Creator Peter Morgan With A Tribute To His Career Season Three Award-Winning Cast to Also Appear AFI announced that AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi will host An Evening With Peter Morgan which will include a conversation with Academy Award®-nominated, Emmy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe®-winning writer and producer in tribute…

Announcing the AFI FEST 2019 Indie Contenders Roundtable

Presented by The Hollywood Reporter and moderated by columnist and blogger Scott Feinberg, the annual Indie Contenders Roundtable at AFI FEST presented by Audi will feature a 90-minute discussion with major artists who have done standout work in independent film this year. The eight performers who will appear at the 2019 panel are: Awkwafina (THE…

AFI FEST 2019 Announces Documentary Films Section

New to the 2019 AFI FEST presented by Audi, the inaugural Documentary Films section presents some of the most engaging and powerful real-life stories depicted in global non-fiction cinema. With subjects and themes both profound and impactful, the section includes two-time Academy Award®-winning director Barbara Kopple’s DESERT ONE, a film that revisits the 1980 secret…

AFI FEST 2019 Announces World Cinema Section

AFI announced today the films that will play in the World Cinema section of AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi. Showcasing the best in cinema from the US and around the globe, this section presents the depth and diversity of human culture as seen through the universal language of the motion picture. The section features…

AFI DOCS Announces 2020 Dates and Call for Entries

AFI DOCS is now officially accepting submissions for this year’s festival, which will be held from June 17-21, 2020, at Washington, DC venues and the historic AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. The five-day program presents the very best of contemporary documentary filmmaking from across the globe, including world and international premieres, and works…

Meet the Dean: Susan Ruskin Discusses Her Leadership Approach and Why AFI Alumni Stand Out in the Industry

In August, Susan Ruskin joined AFI as both the Dean of the AFI Conservatory, which marks its 50th anniversary this year, and Executive Vice President of the Institute. Ruskin comes to AFI after establishing herself as a staunch innovator and dedicated champion of storytelling and new media as the Dean of the School of Filmmaking…

Clint Eastwood’s RICHARD JEWELL to Premiere at AFI FEST 2019

Eastwood’s new film stars Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde and Paul Walter Hauser AFI announced today that the World Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures’ RICHARD JEWELL, directed and produced by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood, will bow at a Gala at AFI FEST 2019 presented by…

AFI and Spotlight Cinema Announce Exclusive Cinema Partnership

Collaboration Will Present Rare Archival Footage to Audiences Across the Nation Spotlight Cinema Networks and AFI announced an exclusive yearlong partnership to showcase rare and never-before-seen footage from the AFI Archive within Spotlight’s pre-show entertainment to upscale exhibitors and independent film theaters nationwide in October. Each month, AFI will produce new segments that release vintage…

Universal’s Global Talent Development & Inclusion Group Doubles Number of Filmmakers Selected For 2019 Directors Initiative

American Black Film Festival, New York Latino Film Festival and NBCUniversal Filmmasters Partner With AFI Directing Workshop for Women and Sundance Institute’s FilmTwo Fellowship Today Universal’s Global Talent Development & Inclusion group (GTDI) announced the filmmakers who will participate in the studio’s 2019 Directors Initiative, which exposes directors to the studio production process and connects…

Oran Zegman on Developing a New Series With Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Quibi

Although director Oran Zegman only graduated from the AFI Conservatory in 2018, she is well on her way toward making a name for herself in Hollywood. Zegman, who grew up in Tel Aviv, first launched her career as an actress in film, TV and theater. She graduated from the Beit-Zvi School for the Performing Arts…

THE BANKER World Premiere to Close AFI FEST 2019

THE BANKER, Starring Samuel L. Jackson and Anthony Mackie, set as Closing Night Film for 33rd Edition of AFI FEST The 33rd edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will close with the World Premiere of Apple’s new film THE BANKER, directed by George Nolfi (THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU) on Thursday, November 21 at the historic…

AFI Conservatory Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Greystone Mansion

AFI Community Comes Together to Honor The Conservatory’s Legacy of Training Trailblazing Storytellers The American Film Institute celebrated the 50th year of the AFI Conservatory with an elegant, star-studded reception at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, which served as the Conservatory’s original home during its formative years. Members of the AFI community, including nine of…
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