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BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) – AFI Movie Club

Starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford as the infamous real-life outlaws, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (1969) appears on AFI’s original and 10th anniversary lists of the greatest American films – and the dynamic duo of Butch and Sundance were co-ranked #20 among AFI’s greatest screen heroes. Their exploits also earned them a place...

AFI FEST 2022 Announces Grand Jury Awards for Short Films

Congratulations to this year's Grand Jury Award winners at AFI FEST 2022! The Grand Jury Award winners for Live Action Short, Documentary Short and Animated Short will be eligible for the 2022 Best Live Action Short, Best Documentary Short and Best Animated Short Academy Awards®. The Jury was comprised of filmmaker Shaz Bennett, writer/director Johnson...
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FROZEN (2013) – AFI Movie Club

Following a determined princess on her perilous journey to end the eternal winter that has fallen over the kingdom, FROZEN (2013) marked the feature directorial debut of Jennifer Lee – now Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney Animation Studios – who wrote the film and co-directed with Chris Buck. Visit the AFI Catalog to learn...
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E.T.: THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) – AFI Movie Club

Appearing on six of the American Film Institute’s lists of the greatest American movies and at #3 among the greatest science fiction films of all time, E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (1982) was brought to this world by two AFI Life Achievement Award honorees – director Steven Spielberg and composer John Williams – and was produced by...
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PAN’S LABYRINTH (2006) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by horror auteur Guillermo del Toro, PAN’S LABYRINTH (2006) is a tale of young Ofelia’s journey into a magical yet macabre underworld. The Academy Award®-winning film screened at AFI FEST 2006 – and the acclaimed director returns to this year’s festival with his latest phantasmagorical wonder, GUILLERMO DEL TORO’S PINOCCHIO. Visit the AFI Catalog...
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SPOTLIGHT (2015) – AFI Movie Club

Directed by Tom McCarthy and with an all-star cast that includes Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, Mark Ruffalo, Liev Schreiber and Stanley Tucci, SPOTLIGHT (2015) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “SPOTLIGHT puts the power...
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BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) (2014) – AFI Movie Club

Starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton and directed, co-written and produced by Alejandro González Iñárritu, BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) was recognized in 2014 with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “BIRDMAN OR (THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE) sings...
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SELMA (2014) – AFI Movie Club

An imperative work of both history and cinema directed by Ava DuVernay, SELMA (2014) was recognized in the year of its release with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “SELMA dreams of a day when America lives by the rule of its writings...

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...

Mabel Normand – AFI Catalog Spotlight

This November, the AFI Catalog shines a spotlight on Mabel Normand, who was born this month in 1892 (by most accounts), and who was one of the first actresses to start her own Hollywood production company and to direct herself in films. Beginning her career in modeling as a “Gibson Girl,” Normand became a leading performer...

Spotlight Interview on Producer Christina Dow

Kicking off tomorrow, AFI FEST 2022 features transformative stories from innovative artists, including producer Christina Dow (AFI Class of 2015) who is set to return to the festival for a second time with her new film MONICA. Christina began her career with ties to art history and theater – most notably producing “The Blue Room,”...

AFI Alumni Showcasing New Work at AFI FEST 2022

AFI FEST 2022 takes place November 2-6, 2022, in Los Angeles and features groundbreaking stories from a wide array of dynamic and diverse artists. Many of these artists hail from the AFI Conservatory – and we are so proud to be able to showcase their new and cutting-edge work. This year’s AFI Alumni projects are...
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