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AFI Movie Club: THE WIZARD OF OZ

AFI Movie Club begins today – and THE WIZARD OF OZ is our inaugural film!   Watch Steven Spielberg introduce our first title:   From the AFI Archive, watch Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft on the first time they saw the film:   Perhaps the most famous and best loved family film ever made, THE…

Industry and Community Resources for AFI Alumni and Fellows

With the impact of the coronavirus slowing our community to a standstill, AFI is committed to helping AFI Conservatory alumni and Fellows during this challenging time. Below are community resources for different sectors of the industry and links to grants and relief funds, as well as health and mental health resources. AFI Fellows, please email…

20-Second Movie Quotes for All Your Hand Washing Needs

AFI is here to make washing your hands a cinematic experience. With the CDC recommendation that you wash your hands for 20 seconds, you’ve probably been singing “Happy Birthday” or some other song while you do so. But since we’re all movie lovers, we’ve been reciting our favorite movie quotes for 20 seconds, and we…

AFI’s Guide on What to Watch from the Lists You’ve Always Loved

Need a little inspiration in these trying times? Revisit your favorite AFI List as a much-needed guide on what to watch with your family, roommate or on your own. From classics you’ll want to see again to hidden gems you never knew about, the AFI Lists are here to inspire and entertain – especially in a time…

Watch the Films: AFI Directing Workshop for Women Class of 2020

Today, the AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) launched the online premiere of the films by the Class of 2020. Congratulation to the DWW filmmakers: Robin Cloud, Revati Dhomse, Ashley Eakin, Tiffany Frances, Marie Jamora, Bridget Moloney, Lara Panah-Izadi and Nicole Taylor-Roberts!  Watch all the films HERE. Meet the DWW Class of 2020:   Learn…

AFI Tribute to Julie Andrews Postponed

AFI announced today it is postponing the 48th annual AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute in celebration of Julie Andrews. The event was originally scheduled for April 25 and will be rescheduled for a date in early summer. Long considered one of the preeminent annual events for the entertainment and arts community, the AFI Life…

AFI Alum Films to Screen at Tribeca 2020

Congratulations to the AFI alumni who will be screening their films at the Tribeca Film Festival! The festival will take place in New York City from April 15-26. Here are the 22 alumni and their 14 projects that will inspire east coast audiences:   ASIA Daniella Nowitz (AFI Class of 2014), Cinematographer   BLOOD AND…

AFI Directing Workshop for Women 2020 Showcase: Meet the Filmmakers. Watch the Films.

Congratulations to the AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) Class of 2020: Robin Cloud, Revati Dhomse, Ashley Eakin, Tiffany Frances, Marie Jamora, Bridget Moloney, Lara Panah-Izadi and Nicole Taylor-Roberts! On March 11, DWW will host an invitation-only screening of the filmmakers’ eight short films, projects that were over fifteen months in the making. Nancy C….

Cinematographer and AFI Alum Brandon Cox on his SXSW Film CUT THROAT CITY and the Movies That Inspire Him

“Trust your eye.” This is the mantra of cinematographer Brandon Cox (Class of 2004). His latest project, CUT THROAT CITY directed by Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, is set to premiere at the 2020 SXSW Festival. The film stars Shameik Moore, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Denzel Whitaker and Keean Johnson as four boyhood friends who return to New…

AFI Alum Heidi Levitt On Collaborating With Directors and Casting Sally Potter’s New Film

AFI alumna Heidi Levitt (Class of 1987) has established herself as a versatile casting director and producer, crisscrossing artistic mediums from theater to television to film to commercials. Her new film, THE ROADS NOT TAKEN, recently had its World Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival. Reuniting with director Sally Potter for the fourth time,…

AFI Member Spotlight: Paris Barclay

Paris Barclay is one of television’s most prolific directors. His credits include episodes of NYPD BLUE, ER, THE WEST WING, LOST, THE GOOD WIFE, CSI, SONS OF ANARCHY, HOUSE, GLEE, IN TREATMENT, SCANDAL, EMPIRE and PITCH. Throughout his career, he has garnered two Emmy® awards, ten DGA nominations, three NAACP Image awards, four Peabody Awards…

Did You Know? This Julie Andrews Film is the 6th Highest-Grossing Movie Ever

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, which premiered 55 years ago this month, remains the 6th highest-grossing movie ever with adjustment for inflation. Released in 1965, the film remained in theaters for over a year and surpassed GONE WITH THE WIND as the highest grossing film at the time. THE SOUND OF MUSIC was adapted from the…
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