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AFI Alumni Headed to SXSW 2022

Congratulations to the AFI Conservatory Alumni screening at this year’s SXSW film festival! Here is the complete list of projects – from narrative films and documentaries to episodic premieres – that feature creative work from AFI Alumni: 2022 SXSW Film Festival Lineup AFI Alumni Projects Headliners BODIES BODIES BODIES – Chloe Okuno (AFI Class of...

“Now Playing”: Projects by AFI Filmmakers Available to Watch Online in January and February 2022

Looking for a new film or TV series to watch online? Support AFI alumni by checking out our Now Playing section, which we update regularly each month. Whether it’s a theatrical release now premiering on VOD or a scheduled digital launch, we want to get the word out.   New Projects for January and February...

Hollywood Guilds Honor AFI Alumni

Awards season is in full swing with the Hollywood Guilds recently announcing their nominations for the best film and TV work of the year. Often a precursor for the Academy Award® nominees announcement – set for February 8 this year, the Guild Awards signify overall excellence and are annually bestowed by the American Cinema Editors...

2022 Sundance Film Festival Reveals Award-winning AFI Projects

The 2022 Sundance Film Festival officially concluded Sunday, January 30. Despite pivoting to an online festival in light of the Omicron variant, the festival was marked by a new wave of innovative narrative and documentary storytelling, including cutting-edge debuts which tackled a variety of diverse and timely subjects such as political dissent (NAVALNY), racial bias...

“Now Playing”: Projects by AFI Filmmakers Available to Watch Online in Dec. 2021

Looking for a new film or TV series to watch online? Support AFI alumni by checking out our Now Playing section, which we update regularly each month. Whether it’s a theatrical release now premiering on VOD or a scheduled digital launch, we want to get the word out.   New Projects for December 2021  ...

AFI Spotlight Interview With Robert Elswit

Robert Elswit (AFI Class of 1977) is one of the most versatile and dynamic cinematographers working today. Cutting his teeth as a visual effects camera operator on landmark films such as THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK and E.T. THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL, Elswit graduated with an MFA in Cinematography from AFI and transitioned to working as a full-time...

Congratulations to the AFI Alumni and Their Projects Nominated for This Year’s Gotham Awards

The Gotham Film & Media Institute announced the nominees for the 31st annual Gotham Awards which honors the best in independent film and television. Gotham nominees were decided on by a committee composed of film critics, industry experts and more. Congratulations to the extraordinary AFI Alumni whose work was nominated this year! And tune in...

Spotlight Interview with AFI Faculty and Alum Michael Pessah

Michael Pessah (AFI Class of 2004) is not only an innovative and talented cinematographer in his own right, but also a proud AFI alum and current member of the Cinematography Faculty at AFI. He attended Hampshire College where he was a Kodak Cinematography Scholarship award finalist, and then earned an M.F.A. in cinematography at AFI....

“Now Playing”: Projects by AFI Filmmakers Available to Watch Online in October 2021

Looking for a new film or TV series to watch online? Support AFI alumni by checking out our Now Playing section, which we update regularly each month. Whether it’s a theatrical release now premiering on VOD or a scheduled digital launch, we want to get the word out.   New Projects for October 2021  ...

Spotlight Interview on Editor Affonso Gonçalves

AFI Alum Affonso Gonçalves (AFI Class of 1993), ACE, has made a name for himself as one of the most acclaimed, sought-after editors in Hollywood. After graduating from AFI, Gonçalves moved to New York and got his start as an assistant editor on Todd Solondz's WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE. His filmography includes prolific collaborations with...

Top Film Festivals Recognize AFI Alumni

AFI FEST, Telluride, Toronto, Venice – the fall festival season is upon us and festival-goers across the world are getting the first look at some of the year’s best films, which of course includes projects by AFI Alumni. With the chance to win prestigious audience awards, land record-breaking distribution deals and garner critical acclaim, screening...

The 2021 Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting Honors AFI Alumni

AFI is excited to announce that AFI Conservatory Alum Haley Hope Bartels (AFI Class of 2019) was named one of the 10 Academy Nicholl Fellowship finalists this year for her script “Pumping Black.” The prestigious international screenwriting competition, held by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, identifies and champions talented new artists, with...
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