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Spotlight Interview with AFI Cinematography 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....

AFI Alumni Projects Win 2021 Emmy Awards

The 73rd Annual Emmy® Award winners were announced on September 19, with the Creative Arts Emmy® Award winners celebrated on September 11 and 12. Congratulations to all the talented AFI Alumni who worked on these Emmy® Award-winning TV shows!   THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series - WINNER Scott Frank (AFI Class of...

Catching up with Director and AFI Alum San-San Onglatco

Born in California and raised in the Philippines, San-San Onglatco (AFI Class of 2020) spent over ten years as a producer before deciding to apply to the AFI Conservatory where she became the first Filipina accepted into the Conservatory’s Directing program. On the cusp of graduating from AFI, Onglatco has shown determination, resourcefulness and tenacity...

Emmy Contenders: AFI Alumni Projects Nominated

AFI is celebrating our remarkable Alumni whose innovative work has been nominated by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences this year. Hover over the projects below to see the AFI Alumni who created some of the year's best television series and movies, and visit Reelgood to check out their work. Stay tuned for the...

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

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

AFI is proud to celebrate all of the talented AFI Conservatory Alumni and their projects honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences this week. Announced by Ron Cephas Jones (THIS IS US) and Jasmine Cephas Jones (BLINDSPOTTING) who made history in 2020 as the first father-daughter duo to win Emmy® Awards in the…

“Now Playing”: Projects by AFI Filmmakers Available to Watch Online in July 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 July 2021  …
American Honey Film Still - Sasha Lane

AFI Movie Club: AMERICAN HONEY

A road movie following transient teenagers selling magazine subscriptions across the Midwest, AMERICAN HONEY is written and directed by AFI Conservatory alumna Andrea Arnold.  Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream AMERICAN HONEY AMERICAN HONEY - Reelgood GET THE LATEST FROM AFI MOVIE CLUB AFI Movie Club is a global, virtual gathering of film fans who...

Catching up with WALK WITH ME Filmmaker Heidi Levitt

Throughout her career, AFI Faculty and alum Heidi Levitt (AFI Class of 1987) has focused on the perfect elements to tell a story – collaborating as a Casting Director with filmmakers as varied as Haifaa Al-Mansour, Rodrigo García (AFI Class of 1986), Sally Potter, Oliver Stone and Wayne Wang. Her latest project – a feature…
Pose Film Still - Michaela Jaé (MJ) Rodriguez

AFI Movie Club: POSE

POSE was created by Ryan Murphy, Steven Canals and AFI Conservatory alum Brad Falchuk and was recognized by AFI AWARDS as one of the year’s most outstanding television programs for two years running. The official rationale for its inaugural acknowledgement said that, “POSE is a heart filled with love – and with each beat –...

A.J. Devlin on his New Novel ROLLING THUNDER and What he Learned at the AFI Conservatory

Inspired by detective novelists such as Michael Connelly, Robert Crais and Carl Hiaasen, writer A.J. Devlin (AFI Class of 2004) published his first novel COBRA CLUTCH in 2018, which won the Arthur Ellis Award for best debut. Devlin combined his passion for crime fiction with his family’s love of sports – his dad is a…

AFI Alum Deniese Davis Discusses Producing and the Inaugural AFI Alumni Council

After graduating from the AFI Conservatory, Deniese Davis (AFI Class of 2012) launched her career producing music videos, short films and digital content, including Issa Rae’s award-winning web series THE MIS-ADVENTURES OF AWKWARD BLACK GIRL. In 2014, she teamed up with Rae to form ColorCreative, a management company which provides access and opportunities for diverse…
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