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AFI Movie Club: CAROL

CAROL was recognized by AFI AWARDS 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. The editor of the film, Affonso Gonçalves, is a graduate of the AFI Conservatory.  In this exclusive AFI Archive video, watch CAROL director Todd Haynes and actress…

Watch: Alejandro González Iñárritu on Filmmaking

Academy Award®-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu joined a virtual conversation to speak to AFI Fellows about his lauded career from the challenges he faced in financing BIRDMAN to the demanding rigors of filming THE REVENANT. In these exclusive videos, Iñárritu speaks on a range wide of topics, including his time as DJ. Iñárritu talks to…

AFI Alumni Win Peabody Awards

Congratulations to the AFI alumni whose projects won Peabody Awards – Miguel Arteta, Diane Becker, Michael Dinner, Susannah Grant, Anna Hauger and Christal Henry. Their projects were among 30 programs deemed the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019. Additionally, this week, DWW alumna Cicely Tyson (DWW Class of…

AFI DOCS 2020 Announces Forum Events

AFI DOCS, supported by Presenting Sponsor AT&T, is proud to announce its 2020 Forum. The Forum will feature sessions in response to rapidly changing world events, filmmaker panels, networking opportunities and more. Open to all AFI DOCS passholders and festival filmmakers, the five-day Forum will take place June 17-21, with live sessions streaming online. Passes…

AFI Conservatory Films to be Featured on ShortsTV

AFI films will join the world’s largest catalog of short form video entertainment and soon be available in over 100 million households across all ShortsTV channels, including ShortsTV India and TVCortos in Latin America. The newly signed deal grants ShortsTV the rights to 100 short films from the AFI Conservatory, including the Academy Award®-winning MY…

AFI Movie Club: MILK

MILK celebrates the life and legacy of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to public office in California. The film was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2008, 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. …

AFI Movie Club: MUDBOUND

MUDBOUND is directed by Dee Rees and features cinematography by Rachel Morrison, a graduate of the AFI Conservatory. The film made history at the Oscars® – Morrison became the first women nominated for Best Cinematography and Rees was the first black woman nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. In this exclusive AFI Archive video, MUDBOUND cinematographer…

AFI Movie Club: EVE’S BAYOU

EVE’S BAYOU features the cinematography of Amy Vincent, a graduate of the AFI Conservatory who previously collaborated with director Kasi Lemmons on the short film DR. HUGO.   Movie Trivia about EVE’S BAYOU -DID YOU KNOW that EVE’S BAYOU is Kasi Lemmon’s feature directorial debut?  -DID YOU KNOW that Kasi Lemmons was inspired to write EVE’S BAYOU by remembering childhood trips…

AFI Announces Full Lineup for 2020 AFI DOCS Virtual Festival June 17-21

AFI announced today the full slate of films being presented online for the AFI DOCS 2020 festival, with AT&T returning as Presenting Sponsor. The lineup features 59 films from 11 countries and 11 virtual World Premieres, with 61% of the films directed by women, 25% by POC directors and 14% by LGBTQ directors. The 18th…

AFI Movie Club: JUST MERCY

Warner Bros. has made JUST MERCY free to rent on streaming platforms for all of June 2020 in response to the police brutality charges and ongoing protests surrounding the death of George Floyd and to educate viewers about systemic racism. FIND OUT WHERE TO WATCH FOR FREE.   JUST MERCY was showcased at the 2019 AFI…

AFI Movie Club: ANTWONE FISHER

ANTWONE FISHER was the directorial debut of AFI Life Achievement Award recipient Denzel Washington, who also co-starred in the movie. In 2002, the film was honored with an AFI AWARD for providing “a clarion call for all films that strive to bring unspoken topics into the national conversation.” Movie Trivia about ANTWONE FISHER -DID YOU KNOW Antwone…

AFI Movie Club: BLACK PANTHER

BLACK PANTHER “shatters and reshapes cultural mythology.” Ryan Coogler’s super-heroic vision was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2018 – 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. Movie Trivia about BLACK PANTHER -DID YOU KNOW that BLACK PANTHER…
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