afi 50th – American Film Institute

AFI FEST’s American Independents Filmmakers Pick Their Top Five Films From the Last 50 Years

In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the American Film Institute, AFI FEST filmmakers in the American Independents section shared with us their five favorite films from the past 50 years — from 1967 and onwards. Below, their responses.

Filmmakers, Nation’s Leaders and AFI Celebrate 50 Years

On Wednesday, November 1, AFI celebrated its 50th anniversary with a Gala dinner in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress in Washington, DC — commemorating the Institute’s roots in the nation’s capital, and 50 years of partnership with the Library of Congress (LOC). See photos below. The evening’s program included remarks from Morgan…

American Film Institute and Library of Congress Will Celebrate AFI’s 50th Anniversary

AFI today announced plans to celebrate its 50th anniversary with a Gala dinner in the Great Hall of the Library of Congress (LOC) in Washington, DC, on November 1, 2017 — commemorating the Institute’s roots in the nation’s capital and shining a light on five decades of partnership with the LOC to preserve America’s precious motion…

“Becoming AFI” Available October 10

On October 10, AFI President Emerita Jean Picker Firstenberg will release her book “Becoming AFI: 50 Years Inside the American Film Institute,” co-authored by former longtime COO of AFI James Hindman. Written in a unique memoir style, “Becoming AFI” offers a candid look at how AFI has brought together aspiring filmmakers, outstanding educators and visionary…

AFI’s Heritage in Washington, DC

Established by President Lyndon Johnson in the White House Rose Garden, the American Film Institute was officially founded in 1967. Gregory Peck was named first chair of the Board of Trustees and George Stevens, Jr., its director and CEO.

American Film Institute Kicks Off 50th Anniversary at AFI Conservatory 2017 Commencement

A historic AFI Conservatory Commencement at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Monday, June 5, 2017, marked the 50th Anniversary of the Institute’s formation in 1967, with its honorees — the AFI Class of 2017, as well as Honorary Degree recipients Carol Burnett, Marshall Herskovitz (AFI Class of 1975) and Edward Zwick (AFI Class…

AFI Launches 50th Anniversary Celebration

It was 50 years ago that the American Film Institute began its mission — to preserve the heritage of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers. Established by Lyndon B. Johnson’s presidential mandate in the White House Rose Garden, AFI commemorates its golden milestone on…
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