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AFI Alumni Nominations at the 95th Academy Awards

AFI Alums and their projects are on the road to gold! Today, the Academy announced the nominations for the 95th Annual Academy Awards® and we are incredibly proud of the AFI Alums nominated for their amazing work this year. Congratulations to AFI Conservatory Alums Todd Field (AFI Class of 1992) for his Best Picture, Director...

Celebrating the AFI Alumni Named to the 2022 Black List

This week, The 2022 Black List announced its annual list of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood, recognizing 74 feature-length scripts written by 80 up-and-coming screenwriters. The list was voted on by over 300 leading film executives in the industry. Congratulations to the following AFI Conservatory Alums whose screenplays were selected for recognition!   PUMPING...

AFI Alumni Projects at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival

The Sundance Film Festival revealed its full lineup for its 2023 edition, which took place in Park City, Utah and online from January 19-29, 2023. Congratulations to the AFI award-winning films at Sundance, as well as all of our incredibly talented AFI Alumni with projects selected for this year’s festival! U.S. Dramatic Competition FAIR PLAY...

A Conversation With EMILY THE CRIMINAL Writer/Director John Patton Ford

This month, we are revisiting a Harold Lloyd Master Seminar featuring Directing Alum John Patton Ford (AFI Class of 2009) who recently visited campus to talk to AFI Conservatory Fellows about his feature directorial debut EMILY THE CRIMINAL which stars Aubrey Plaza and was nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, including Best First Screenplay and...

AFI Alumni Score Nominations at the 38th Film Independent Spirit Awards

Film Independent recently revealed the film and television nominations for the 2023 Spirit Awards. Celebrating its 38th year, the Spirit Awards recognize independent voices working outside the major studio system with eligible films having a budget cap of $30 million or less. Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees, including the following distinguished Alumni from...

AFI Alumni Projects Honored at the 2022 Gotham Awards

The Gotham Film & Media Institute revealed the winners of the 2022 Gotham Awards on Monday, November 28, 2022. We’re incredibly proud of the extraordinary projects recognized this year that were created by AFI Conservatory Alumni – EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, PACHINKO and TÁR. The ceremony also lauded legendary actor, AFI Life Achievement recipient...

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...

AFI Alumni Nominated at the 32nd Gotham Awards

On October 23, 2022 the Gotham Film & Media Institute announced their nominations for the 32nd Gotham Awards, with POSE star Angelica Ross revealing this year’s nominees. The Gotham Awards deliver early acclaim at the start of awards season to groundbreaking independent films and series and their writers, directors, producers, and actors. We are incredibly...

AFI Alumni Take Home Creative Arts Emmys

In September, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences revealed the recipients of the 74th Creative Arts Emmy Awards®, which recognize excellence within television and emerging media. The awards were presented on September 3 and 4, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California. Congratulations to the following AFI Alumni on their exceptional...

AFI Spotlight Interview on THE FABELMANS’ Andrew Max Cahn and Katelynn Wheelock

Set to close AFI FEST 2022 on November 6, Steven’s Spielberg’s THE FABELMANS is not only a semi-autobiographical drama about the birth of a filmmaker, but also a love letter to cinema. A myriad of AFI Alumni collaborated on the ambitious project, including Supervising Art Director Andrew Max Cahn (AFI Class of 1992) and Assistant...

AFI Spotlight Interview on Cinematographer Polly Morgan

Since graduating from the AFI Conservatory, cinematographer Polly Morgan (AFI Class of 2010) has demonstrated her visual ambition and sweeping range behind the camera. Her work spans myriad genres and formats from independent features such as THE TRUTH ABOUT EMANUEL, to the acclaimed series LEGION – for which she was nominated for an ASC Award...
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