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From the AFI Archives: Edith Head’s Personal Sketches

During their recent, ongoing digitization efforts, AFI Archivists uncovered two original pencil sketches, on personal letterhead, by eight-time Oscar®-winning master costumer Edith Head. The sketches were hidden behind a reel containing an oral history of Head, who designed costumes for such true classics as ALL ABOUT EVE, VERTIGO, FUNNY FACE, REAR WINDOW, ROMAN HOLIDAY, SUNSET…

AFI Receives Funding From National Endowment for the Humanities to Support Groundbreaking Gender Parity Project

The American Film Institute today received a $350,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to embark upon an unprecedented, landmark study of gender parity in the history of American film. Named for director Lloyd Bacon’s lost 1928 film, “Women They Talk About,” the initiative seeks to explore how gender parity was nearly…

AFI and Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation Partner for Young Women in Film Intensive

The AFI Conservatory and the Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation (WJSFF) have partnered to launch the second annual Young Women in Film intensive. Beginning March 26, the eight-week filmmaking workshop will be held on the AFI Campus in Los Angeles for 45 promising high school girls from ICEF (Inner City Education Foundation) View Park…

AFI FEST 2019 Announces Key Dates and Call for Entries

AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi will take place in Hollywood, CA, from November 14–21, 2019. Entries are now being accepted and filmmakers are invited to submit feature, documentary, experimental, animated and short films at AFI.com/AFIFEST or through FilmFreeway. AFI FEST will have submission deadlines — early, official and final — for fiction shorts (under…

AFI Announces Inaugural Screen Australia Onbass Fellow

AFI announced that cinematographer Meg White will be the inaugural recipient of the Screen Australia Onbass Fellowship, the newly established full-tuition scholarship for emerging Australian filmmakers to attend the AFI Conservatory.

AFI Directing Workshop for Women Unveils New Class of Participants

The AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — AFI’s filmmaker training program launched in 1974 — continues its longstanding commitment to increasing the number of women working as directors in film and television. The prestigious program has announced eight new participants for the Class of 2020, who will receive several months of tuition-free film education,…

Announcing the AFI AWARDS 2018 Honorees

The American Film Institute has named the honorees of AFI AWARDS 2018, celebrating the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image — with 10 films and 10 television programs deemed culturally and artistically significant.

Announcing AFI FEST 2018 Audience and Jury Award Winners

AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi has announced the films that received this year’s Jury and Audience awards.

See Audi’s #DriveProgress Installation Celebrating Female Filmmakers at AFI FEST 2018

Long before the world woke to the imperative of more women filmmakers, Audi’s message was about igniting the development and mentoring of the next generation of female leaders, working across industries and age groups to ensure everyone has a fair shot. AFI and Audi celebrate, embrace and recognize the change happening within the industry —…

AFI FEST 2018 Announces Additional Conversations

AFI announced today additional Conversations that will take place at AFI FEST 2018 presented by Audi.

AFI and Audi Partner to Support Female Filmmakers

Watch this new video — featuring alumnae of the AFI Conservatory and the AFI Directing Workshop for Women — to learn how Audi and AFI have collaborated to celebrate diversity and drive progress. The clip talks about women in film and spotlights the Audi Fellowship for Women, which Audi created in 2017 to support one…

AFI Silver Theatre And Cultural Center Announces 2018 AFI European Union Film Showcase Lineup

The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center has revealed the complete slate of films for the 2018 AFI European Union Film Showcase, taking place November 30–December 19 at the American Film Institute’s historic theater in Silver Spring, MD.
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