2019 – Page 6 – American Film Institute

Julie Andrews to Receive 48th AFI Life Achievement Award

America’s Highest Honor for a Career in Film to Be Presented at Gala Dinner on April 25, 2020 Tribute Will Premiere on TNT, Thursday, May 7 at 10pm ET/PT The American Film Institute (AFI) Board of Trustees announced today that Dame Julie Andrews will be the recipient of the 48th AFI Life Achievement Award, the…

Member Spotlight: Carla Rosen-Vacher on Producing Orson Welles’ Last Film, Honoring her Blacklisted Aunt, and Being an AFI Member

AFI member Carla Rosen-Vacher is as unassuming as she is passionate about her love of film and theater. She has taken up the mantle of film producer, helping to complete Orson Welles’ unfinished and final film, THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WIND, as an executive producer — an impressive feat considering Welles shot nearly 100…

AFI Sweeps the Student Academy Awards Narrative Category

Today the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the winners of the 46th Student Academy Awards with AFI filmmakers from the Class of 2018, including Asher Jelinsky for MILLER & SON, Hao Zheng for THE CHEF and Omer Ben-Shachar for TREE #3, sweeping the Narrative category for second time in history. Also this…

Renaissance Woman Mel Jones on her New Role At Confluential Films & Creating More Inclusive Stories

Not one to rest on her laurels, Mel Jones (AFI Class of 2010) is not only developing a complex and diverse new television series, but also stepping into a challenging, central role as Confluential Films’ Executive Vice President of Production and Development. Fresh off five years as Head of Production at Homegrown Pictures, Jones has…

AFI AWARDS 2019 Call for Submission and Dates

Honorees Announced December 4 Outstanding Achievements in Film and TV Celebrated at Invitation-Only Luncheon on January 3, 2020 Recognizing the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image, AFI AWARDS is the American Film Institute’s annual stamp of excellence — celebrating works of significance in both film and television. Submissions for AFI…

Meet the Press Film Festival with AFI to Showcase More than 20 Documentary Films

The third-annual Meet the Press Film Festival in collaboration with the American Film Institute kicks off on Oct. 6 and will include more than 20 documentary short films from five countries. The films touch on some of the most pressing issues facing the country and the festival will include a series of panels with filmmakers…

QUEEN & SLIM World Premiere To Open AFI FEST 2019

AFI Alumna Melina Matsoukas’s Feature Film Directorial Debut to Launch 33rd Edition of Festival on Thursday, November 14 The 33rd edition of AFI FEST presented by Audi will open with the world premiere of Makeready and Universal Pictures’ QUEEN & SLIM. Directed by two-time Grammy® winner Melina Matsoukas (AFI Class of 2005) and written by…

AFI Welcomes Class of 2021 and Jeffrey Katzenberg to Campus

On Opening Day, AFI CEO & President Bob Gazzale and Dean Susan Ruskin welcomed 137 first year Fellows, who will embark on their two-year filmmaker training at the AFI Conservatory. The Conservatory is commemorating the 50th anniversary since it first opened its doors on September 23, 1969, with an inaugural class that included master filmmakers…

Applications Open for Screen Australia-Onbass Fellowship to Attend AFI

For the second year in a row, screen industry veteran and philanthropist Greg Basser and his wife Kiera O’Neill will generously award the Screen Australia-Onbass Fellowship to an Australian citizen or permanent resident to attend the AFI Conservatory. Basser has been a long-time supporter of the Australian screen industry, and has been instrumental in building…

AFI Member Spotlight: Deborah Goodrich Royce

Deborah Goodrich Royce has enjoyed an unusual career path — from soap-opera screen actress to Miramax story editor to arthouse-theater owner and, now, to novelist. Her debut book “Finding Mrs. Ford,” a literary page-turner about an affluent New England woman whose privilege is upended by the appearance of a man from her past, recently released…

Pippa Bianco Discusses the Evolution of Making SHARE and Directing HBO’s Hit Series EUPHORIA

It’s been a busy summer for AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) alumna Pippa Bianco, the talented, rising filmmaker who adapted her Cannes-winning DWW short SHARE into her first feature film. Produced and financed by A24, the film world-premiered at Sundance, where it was quickly scooped up by HBO. In the critically celebrated, riveting and…

AFI Directing Workshop For Women Now Accepting Applications for 2020

The landmark AFI Directing Workshop for Women opens its applications today for the Class of 2021. Each year, this renowned program provides eight gifted directors with immersive training and the necessary tools and support to complete a short film or digital series. The workshop experience includes classes in screen directing, professional development resources and inroads to…
DONATE

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER