2019 – Page 7 – American Film Institute

Congrats to AFI’s 2019 Emmy®-Nominated Alumni!

This morning at the 71st Emmy® Awards announcement, AFI Conservatory alumni garnered eight nominations for their outstanding contributions in television. Announced at The Wolf Theatre at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center, these nominations represent a culturally diverse slate of groundbreaking television programming. AFI alumni earned nominations for critically-acclaimed work, ranging from INSECURE shot by…

AFI FEST 2019 Call for Entries Closes Friday, July 12

The final deadline for submitting films to AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi is Friday, July 12. Filmmakers are invited to submit feature, documentary, experimental, animated and short films at AFI.com/AFIFEST or through FilmFreeway until 11:59 P.M. PST on Friday. Films can be fiction shorts (under 30 minutes), nonfiction shorts (under 40 minutes) and feature…

AFI Alum Ari Aster on His Terrifying, Personal New Film MIDSOMMAR

Ari Aster’s (AFI Class of 2010) critically acclaimed new folk horror film MIDSOMMAR is both hilarious and horrifying — and if you’ve ever gone through a soul-crushing breakup, or stayed in a toxic relationship for too long, or spent a summer vacation in Sweden with a paganist death cult, then you can probably relate to…

AFI Directing Workshop for Women Alumna Valerie Weiss Talks Being Ready to Helm a Studio Franchise and Her Unconventional Path to Hollywood

Valerie Weiss’ experience as a scientist-turned-filmmaker has served as an unconventional springboard as she sets her sights on directing within the Hollywood studio system. She discovered her passion for directing while majoring in Molecular Biology at Princeton and minoring in theater and dance. “For the first time I felt like my intellectual side and my…

Announcing AFI DOCS 2019 Award Winners

The American Film Institute has announced the AFI DOCS 2019 Award Winners, concluding the five-day festival supported by Presenting Sponsor AT&T in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring, MD.  The festival’s Audience Award for Best Feature went to CHASING THE MOON, directed by Robert Stone.  The Audience Award for Best Short went to ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN,…

The AFI DOCS Interview: SCENES FROM A DRY CITY With Directors François Verster and Simon Woods

SCENES FROM A DRY CITY plays as part of the Shorts Program at AFI DOCS at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD on Friday, June 21 and at the Landmark E Street Cinema in Washington DC on Sunday, June 23. Buy tickets to the screening here. Gripped by a fear of drought, SCENES FROM A…

The AFI DOCS Interview: Guggenheim Honoree Freida Lee Mock on Her New Ruth Bader Ginsburg Film

Each year, the AFI DOCS Charles Guggenheim Symposium honors a master of documentary film. AFI is proud to recognize the exceptional career of filmmaker Freida Lee Mock as the 2019 Guggenheim honoree. Demonstrating a remarkable range of subject matter, Freida Lee Mock has, for more than three decades, been one of America’s greatest cinematic biographers. From MAYA…

The AFI DOCS Interview: PICTURE CHARACTER With Director Martha Shane

PICTURE CHARACTER plays as part of the Spectrum program at AFI DOCS at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD on Saturday, June 22 and at the Landmark E Street Cinema in Washington DC on Sunday, June 23. Director Martha Shane in attendance. Buy tickets to the screening here. PICTURE CHARACTER is fun, informative and shows…

Susan Ruskin Named Dean of AFI Conservatory

The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the appointment of producer and educator Susan Ruskin as Dean of the AFI Conservatory. Ruskin will lead AFI’s world-class, graduate film-training program, working alongside a celebrated faculty to continue the traditions of excellence that have defined the AFI Conservatory since its inception 50 years ago. Ruskin will also…

The AFI DOCS Interview: WHO KILLED GARRETT PHILLIPS? With Director Liz Garbus

WHO KILLED GARRETT PHILLIPS? has its World Premiere as part of the Truth and Justice program at AFI DOCS at the Landmark E Street Cinema in Washington DC on Thursday, June 20. Director Liz Garbus will be in attendance. Buy tickets to the screening here.  On October 24, 2011, police officers found the lifeless body of 12-year-old…

The AFI DOCS Interview: TAKE ME TO PROM With Director Andrew Moir

TAKE ME TO PROM plays as part of the Shorts program at AFI DOCS at the Landmark E Street Cinema in Washington DC on Thursday, June 20 and at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD on Friday, June 21. Director Andrew Moir in attendance. Buy tickets to the screening here. Queer folks of all ages…

The AFI DOCS Interview: THE ELEPHANT QUEEN With Directors Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone

THE ELEPHANT QUEEN plays as part of the Spectrum program at AFI DOCS at the Landmark E Street Cinema in Washington DC on Saturday, June 22 and at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD on Sunday, June 23. Directors Mark Deeble and Victoria Stone will be in attendance. Buy tickets to the screening here. The…
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