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DID YOU KNOW? This cinematographer was nominated for a record-breaking 10 Academy Awards® for Best Cinematography, winning twice for THE ROSE TATTOO (1955) and HUD (1963).

In a fifty-year career that spanned the transition from silent film to sound and color, Chinese-American cinematographer James Wong Howe filmed over 130 feature films and pioneered camera technologies, including deep focus, wide-angle lenses and hand-held cameras. Howe also directed three features, beginning with CHIJKU WO MAWASURU CHIKARA (1930), the little-known, first Japanese-language sound film made in Los Angeles….

AFI Movie Club: LOST IN TRANSLATION

LOST IN TRANSLATION was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2003 – recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. Watch Bob Odenkirk announce the film:   Movie Trivia about LOST IN TRANSLATION -DID YOU KNOW the…

AFI Movie Club: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO is ranked #39 on AFI’s original list of the greatest movies of all time. Yuri Zhivago and Lara’s timeless romance lands at #7 on AFI’s greatest love stories of all time. Director David Lean was honored with the AFI Life Achievement Award in 1990. Watch MIRA NAIR announce the film: Movie Trivia about…

AFI Announces 2020 AFI DOCS Film Festival Dates

The 2020 edition of AFI DOCS is going virtual! AFI announced today that AFI DOCS will showcase current non-fiction fare in a re-imagined online film festival June 17–21. “AFI is committed to the documentary art form in the best of times and in the most challenging of times,” said Michael Lumpkin, Director of AFI Festivals….

AFI Movie Club: SPARTACUS

AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Kirk Douglas helped lead SPARTACUS to recognition on several of AFI’s lists of the greatest films of all time – including a ranking at #5 of the greatest epics in cinematic history. Watch Michael and Cameron Douglas announce the film: Movie Trivia about SPARTACUS -DID YOU KNOW that screenwriter Dalton…

AFI Movie Club Gathers Audiences on the Apple TV App

AFI announced today that it has launched a dedicated AFI Movie Club collection on the Apple TV app, so movie fans can easily find out where they can enjoy the recommended films. Building on the AFI Movie Club’s mission to provide inspiration and entertainment in a time of need, the Apple TV app collection will…

AFI Movie Club: STAR WARS

STAR WARS has been a consistent fixture on AFI’s various lists of America’s greatest movies – first appearing at #15 on the original AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies list. The original film also boasts contributions by no fewer than three AFI Life Achievement Award recipients – writer/director George Lucas, star Harrison Ford and composer John Williams!…

AFI Movie Club: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

Watch it on CBS Sunday, May 3, 8 P.M./7 P.M. CST RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK appears on both of AFI’s lists of the greatest American films of all time – the original list and again on the 10th Anniversary Edition. It ranks #10 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Thrills list – and Indiana Jones is…

AFI Movie Club: THE FAREWELL

THE FAREWELL received a 2019 AFI AWARD, recognizing it as culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. Star Awkwafina was also one of the guests at AFI’s Indie Contenders Roundtable at the 2019 AFI FEST Presented by Audi.   Movie Trivia about THE FAREWELL -DID YOU KNOW…

Watch: AFI Alums Hanelle Culpepper and Tessa Blake Talk About Directing Episodic Television

AFI alums Hanelle Culpepper (DWW Class of 2002) and Tessa Blake (DWW Class of 2014) talk with Refinery 29’s movie critic Anne Cohen about working in Hollywood as episodic directors and how Hollywood can reset itself in terms of inclusion. Both directors were on set when the industry shut down: Culpepper was in Vancouver working…

AFI Movie Club: LA LA LAND

LA LA LAND was music to audiences’ ears in 2016 – dancing onto AFI’s list of the most outstanding films of the year with an AFI AWARD. Watch Dave Bautista announce the film: Movie Trivia about LA LA LAND -DID YOU KNOW Ryan Gosling turned down the role of the Beast in BEAUTY AND THE…

AFI Announces Winners of 2020 Writers’ Room Ready Awards

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2020 Writers’ Room Ready Awards: Haley Bartels, Christina Kingsleigh Licud, Kenda Greenwood Moran and Alessandro Pederzoli! The award recognizes outstanding work by AFI Conservatory Screenwriting Fellows, and the winners will be paired with mentors, giving them an opportunity to work directly with established artists. 75% of the past winners…
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