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AFI Impact: A Look Back at 2022

Because of the continued support of movie fans like you from around the world, whose dedication to this great art form is unmatched, the American Film Institute marched forward in its mission to inspire audiences and preserve film history this past year. Our work is possible because of you. And we wanted to share it...

Holiday Movie Guide

There’s no better way to get into the spirit than with a holiday movie marathon! Check out our Holiday Film Guide on what to watch, featuring films from the AFI 100 Lists and AFI Movie Club. Share your favorite holiday movies in the comments section! AN AMERICAN TAIL  AN AMERICAN TAIL (1986), produced by AFI...

AFI Archive Takes Center Stage in New Book About Hollywood’s History

Released today, “Hollywood: The Oral History” written by Jeanine Basinger and Sam Wasson was assembled from AFI’s treasure trove of interviews and “reveals a fresh history of the American movie industry from its beginnings to today.” The book’s authors noted that the AFI Archive is unparalleled in the depth and breadth of its recorded history...

Native American Heritage Month Viewing Guide

This November for Native American Heritage Month, please join us in celebrating these groundbreaking and remarkable stories that have been honored with AFI AWARDS, selected for AFI Movie Club and screened at AFI Festivals. BARKING WATER Written and directed by Sterlin Harjo, a member of the Seminole Nation, BARKING WATER (2009) is a redemptive road...

Halloween Movie Guide

Spooky season is here! From alien invaders and monsters on the loose to psychological thrillers and supernatural horror, get ready for some scary movie suggestions. This Halloween, check out these hair-raising, blood-curdling films named to our AFI lists, honored with AFI AWARDS and selected for AFI Movie Club. ALIEN Directed by Ridley Scott and starring...

National Hispanic Heritage Month Movie Guide

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sep 15 – Oct 15), please join us in celebrating these iconic and groundbreaking films named to our AFI lists, honored with AFI AWARDS and selected for AFI Movie Club. AMERICAN ME A powerful epic crime drama that opens up with the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943 and spans...

Back to School Movie Guide

School's in session! In honor of the first day of classes for the AFI Conservatory, join us in celebrating “Back to School” films from our AFI lists and past AFI AWARDS honorees! AMERICAN GRAFFITI Funny, nostalgic, and filled with a radical rock’n’roll soundtrack, AMERICAN GRAFFITI, co-written and directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree George...

New Videos Added To AFI’s Osborne Collection

This month, AFI has added new videos to its Osborne Collection for all movie lovers to watch, including Robert Osborne's famous film introductions for THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1940) and A RAISIN IN THE SUN (1961) to THE LEARNING TREE (1969) and VICTOR/VICTORIA (1982) and many more. The collection, which is a celebration of the...

Sidney Poitier Remembered

Sidney Poitier will forever stand at the very foundation of the American Film Institute – and the art form itself. Artist and activist – a leader and a light – he was and will remain an inspiration to all who dream of a greater tomorrow. A pioneer who touched the hearts and minds of generations...

Congratulations to the AFI Alumni and Their Projects Nominated for This Year’s Gotham Awards

The Gotham Film & Media Institute announced the nominees for the 31st annual Gotham Awards which honors the best in independent film and television. Gotham nominees were decided on by a committee composed of film critics, industry experts and more. Congratulations to the extraordinary AFI Alumni whose work was nominated this year! And tune in...

AFI Names Karen Schwartzman as Senior Director of Innovative Programs

AFI has appointed Karen Schwartzman as its Senior Director, Innovative Programs for the AFI Conservatory. Building upon AFI’s foundation of both educating and celebrating great storytelling, the new Innovative Programs at the Conservatory will create a dynamic space where technologists, innovators, storytellers and social justice change makers, among others, will come together to collaborate, create…

Giselle Bonilla is The Next AFI Conservatory Audi Fellowship Recipient

In their continued commitment to expanding opportunities for women in the film industry, AFI and Audi announced today that Giselle Bonilla (Directing Fellow, AFI Class of 2023) has been named as the latest recipient of the Audi Fellowship for Women scholarship. Launched in 2017, the Audi Fellowship program selects one promising female director to receive…
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