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ADAPTATION. (2002) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Spike Jonze from a script by Charlie Kaufman ostensibly adapted from the book by Susan Orlean, ADAPTATION. (2002) stars AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Meryl Streep as the author – and was recognized with an AFI AWARD in 2002, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official...

2022 Academy Award Nominees in Conversation with AFI

In honor of the 94th Academy Awards, AFI is thrilled to share exclusive conversations with the nominees and filmmakers behind the nominated films. From conversations at AFI FEST in the historic Chinese Theatre and AFI DOCS to intimate discussions with Fellows at the AFI Conservatory, go behind the scenes of the creative process with artists...

Spotlight Interview with AFI Faculty and Alum Michael Pessah

Michael Pessah (AFI Class of 2004) is not only an innovative and talented cinematographer in his own right, but also a proud AFI alum and current member of the Cinematography Faculty at AFI. He attended Hampshire College where he was a Kodak Cinematography Scholarship award finalist, and then earned an M.F.A. in cinematography at AFI....

Spotlight Interview on Editor Affonso Gonçalves

AFI Alum Affonso Gonçalves (AFI Class of 1993), ACE, has made a name for himself as one of the most acclaimed, sought-after editors in Hollywood. After graduating from AFI, Gonçalves moved to New York and got his start as an assistant editor on Todd Solondz's WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE. His filmography includes prolific collaborations with...
Citizen Kane Film Sill - Orson Welles

AFI Movie Club Rewind: CITIZEN KANE

As CITIZEN KANE celebrates its 80th anniversary, AFI is partnering with Fathom Events, TCM and WB to bring this all-time classic back to theaters for the first time in decades. LEARN MORE   CITIZEN KANE is ranked #1 on both AFI’s original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest American movies ever made. The pivotal opening line of...

Catching up with Director and AFI Alum San-San Onglatco

Born in California and raised in the Philippines, San-San Onglatco (AFI Class of 2020) spent over ten years as a producer before deciding to apply to the AFI Conservatory where she became the first Filipina accepted into the Conservatory’s Directing program. On the cusp of graduating from AFI, Onglatco has shown determination, resourcefulness and tenacity...

AFI Fellows Winners in the Milch Short Film Competition

Congratulations to these incoming AFI Conservatory Fellows who were just awarded scholarships from the Dr. David M. Milch Foundation for their incredible short films. The Dr. David M. Milch Foundation provides scholarships to student filmmakers with the goal of nurturing and developing new and diverse voices. Watch the award-winning shorts below. 1st Place Mahyar Mandegar,…

“Now Playing”: Projects by AFI Filmmakers Available to Watch Online in August 2021

Looking for a new film or TV series to watch online? Support AFI alumni by checking out our Now Playing section, which we update regularly each month. Whether it’s a theatrical release now premiering on VOD or a scheduled digital launch, we want to get the word out.   New Projects for August 2021  …

AFI and AGBO Announce Christina Kelly Holmes as the 2021 Development Grant Recipient

Congratulations to this year’s recipient of the AGBO/AFI Conservatory Development Grant, Christina Kelly Holmes (Screenwriting, AFI Class of 2020). Now in its third year, the program awards $25,000 to a recent AFI Conservatory film school graduate to develop at least one project with a year-long mentorship from AGBO. Christina Kelly Holmes will receive the grant…

AFI DOCS 2021: Racial Justice Films

With the power to educate, to inspire, to change hearts and minds and to call-to-action, the AFI DOCS film festival’s incredible selection of documentaries on the subject of racial justice is a celebration of protest, of speaking out against injustices and of finding joy in connecting with community and a network of changemakers. Take to…

AFI DOCS 2021: Music Films

We know how much everyone loves music documentaries and the AFI DOCS film festival has brought you some of the best of the year. Kick back and enjoy the remarkable stories of your favorite artists, their iconic albums and some of their monumental performances. Whether your musical tastes favor rock, soul or opera, we have…

AFI DOCS 2021: Programmer Picks

With tickets and passes now on sale for the 19th edition of AFI DOCS Film Festival,  we asked our dedicated team of festival programmers to share which films playing at this year’s festival that impacted them the most –  here are their picks. Sarah Harris – Director of Programming, AFI Festivals 9/11: ONE DAY IN…
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