AFI Named Top Film School by TheWrap – American Film Institute


AFI Named Top Film School by TheWrap

This month, AFI was named as the top film school by TheWrap, adding to the Conservatory’s accolades this year which also includes being ranked the #1 film school by The Hollywood Reporter. TheWrap highlighted AFI’s focus on diversity and emphasis on hands-on learning and collaboration, noting that the working relationships forged at AFI continue far after graduation, like the partnership between director Chloe Okuno, cinematographer Benjamin Nielsen and editor Michael Block — all class of 2014 — who broke IFC box office records this year with their indie hit WATCHER.

Other Alumni partnerships formed at AFI include Academy Award® winner Siân Heder (AFI DWW Class of 2005) and cinematographer Paula Huidobro (AFI Class of 2004), whose film CODA won this year’s Best Picture Oscar®; PALM SPRINGS director Max Barbakow and writer Andy Siara (both AFI Class of 2015); Darren Aronofsky and Matthew Libatique (both AFI Class of 1992), who started working together on a short film and went on to create films like PI, BLACK SWAN and MOTHER!; and MIDSOMMAR director Ari Aster and cinematographer Pawel Pogorzelski (both AFI Class of 2010).

Applications to attend AFI in Fall 2023 close December 1, 2022. Apply now.

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