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An Evening With Sherry Lansing

On April 10, AFI gathered members of the Premiere Circle and other major supporters at the Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles for an intimate dinner and conversation with former 20th Century Fox and Paramount Pictures head Sherry Lansing.

Lena Waithe Speaks at AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase: “Be Unafraid of the Images in Your Head”

On Thursday, May 4, at the AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, CA, the American Film Institute hosted the AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) 2018 Showcase.

AFI DOCS 2018 Announces Opening and Closing Night Films, Centerpiece and Special Screenings

AFI DOCS has announced its Opening and Closing Night films, and Centerpiece and Special Screenings — with AT&T returning as Presenting Sponsor of the festival for the fifth consecutive year.

Rachel Morrison to Receive AFI’s Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal

Trailblazing cinematographer Rachel Morrison (AFI Class of 2006) will receive the 2018 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. This honor recognizes the extraordinary creative talents of AFI Conservatory alumni who embody the qualities of filmmaker Franklin J. Schaffner: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality storytelling in film and television. The presentation of the Schaffner Medal…

Lena Waithe to Deliver Keynote at Annual AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase

The annual AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) Showcase on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The opening keynote will be delivered by Emmy®-winning creator, writer and actor Lena Waithe.

AFI FEST 2018 Announces Key Dates and Call for Entries

AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi has officially announced its dates and call for entries.

First-Ever AFI Conservatory EXPO Will Showcase 30 Thesis Films

The first-ever AFI Conservatory EXPO, a one-day festival showcasing 30 thesis films from the Class of 2017, will take place Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. on the AFI Campus in Los Angeles.

AFI Directing Workshop for Women Announces New Class of Participants

The AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — AFI’s filmmaker training program launched in 1974 — continues its groundbreaking commitment to increasing the number of women working as directors in film and television. The program has announced eight new participants for 2018-2019, who will participate in several months of tuition-free film education, culminating in the…

AFI Conservatory Alumni Honored by Writers Guild of America

At the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards on Sunday, February 11, two women filmmakers from the AFI Conservatory received prizes — continuing a tradition of AFI Conservatory alumnae making impressive impact with their work. Altogether, seven AFI Conservatory graduates were nominated for WGA Awards this year.

AFI Conservatory Alumna Rachel Morrison Is First Woman Ever Nominated for Cinematography Oscar

AFI Conservatory alumna Rachel Morrison (AFI Class of 2006) has made history as the first woman ever nominated for an Academy Award® in the Cinematography category, for MUDBOUND.

Four AFI Conservatory Alumni Receive Grants for Thesis Work

As the season comes to a close, AFI recognizes all of the AFI Conservatory alumni who participated in or had films at AFI FEST 2017 presented by Audi — including these four Class of 2016 recipients of the following awards, as presented by Dean Richard Gladstein at the festival’s alumni reception. The Franklin J. Schaffner…

Congratulations to AFI Conservatory Alumni Golden Globe Nominees

Multiple alumni of the AFI Conservatory received Golden Globe nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on Monday morning.