AFI AWARDS – American Film Institute

Black History Month Movie Guide

In honor of Black History Month, AFI is highlighting a list of select films to celebrate Black storytelling, from timeless classics to unforgettable contemporary films that have influenced our culture. The incredible motion pictures below have been named to our AFI lists, honored with AFI AWARDS, screened at AFI Festivals and selected for AFI Movie...

AFI Impact: A Look Back at 2022

Because of the continued support of movie fans like you from around the world, whose dedication to this great art form is unmatched, the American Film Institute marched forward in its mission to inspire audiences and preserve film history this past year. Our work is possible because of you. And we wanted to share it...

AFI AWARDS 2022 Honorees Announced

Congratulations to the AFI AWARDS 2022 honorees! The honorees include 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding TV programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of this year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. An additional honoree was selected for an AFI Special Award, designated for works of excellence that fall outside of...

Back to School Movie Guide

School's in session! In honor of the first day of classes for the AFI Conservatory, join us in celebrating “Back to School” films from our AFI lists and past AFI AWARDS honorees! AMERICAN GRAFFITI Funny, nostalgic, and filled with a radical rock’n’roll soundtrack, AMERICAN GRAFFITI, co-written and directed by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree George...

AFI AWARDS 2021 Announces New Date

The American Film Institute announced today the AFI AWARDS 2021 reception will take place on March 11, 2022, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The celebration was originally set to take place on Friday, January 7, but was postponed in response to rising concerns over current health conditions. The AFI AWARDS honorees include 10 outstanding films...

Announcing 2021 AFI AWARDS Honorees

Congratulations to this year's AFI AWARDS honorees! The honorees include 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding TV programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of this year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. Additional honorees were selected in a category for “Special Awards,” designated for works of excellence that fall outside of...

Date for AFI AWARDS 2021 Celebration Announced

*Update as of January 13, 2022 - AFI announced the 2021 AFI AWARDS celebration will take place on March 11, 2022. We are thrilled to announce that the honorees for AFI AWARDS 2021 – AFI's annual celebration of the year’s most outstanding achievements in film and television – will be revealed on December 8. Honorees...
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AFI Movie Club: WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN”

WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN,” directed by Academy Award®-winning documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, depicts the United States’ imperiled school system, following five students from different backgrounds, cities, states and economic brackets, as well as reformers looking to explore innovative approaches to raise education standards. The film was honored with an AFI AWARDS 2010 Special Award.  Close Close Close Close HOW TO WATCH Where to stream WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN” WAITING FOR “SUPERMAN”...

Morgan Freeman Pays Tribute to Cicely Tyson in AFI AWARDS 2020 Benediction

On Feb. 26, AFI wrapped its celebration of AFI AWARDS 2020 with a virtual benediction delivered by AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Morgan Freeman. Addressing the global AFI Movie Club audience, Freeman honored Cicely Tyson, who helped shape AFI in its early years as a member of the AFI Board of Trustees and was a…

AFI AWARDS 2020 Honorees Announced

Today, AFI announced the recipients of the 2020 AFI AWARDS. AFI’s global Movie Club program will showcase the official selections beginning in February, with new and exclusive content released daily, including special guests from the honored works introducing the titles and AFI “Behind the Scene” conversations with filmmakers and actors. Sign up to be the…
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AFI Movie Club: THE FLORIDA PROJECT

THE FLORIDA PROJECT was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2017 as one of the year’s most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image. The film stars Academy Award® nominee Willem Dafoe and newcomer Brooklynn Prince and juxtaposes “the high-stakes struggles of adults and the untethered innocence of childhood.” Brooklynn Prince Click Here…

AFI Announces Date for AFI AWARDS 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that AFI AWARDS 2020, celebrating the year’s most outstanding achievements in film and television, will take place Friday, February 26, 2021. Unique in its celebration of the film and television arts’ collaborative nature, AFI AWARDS is the only national program that honors creative teams as a whole – recognizing those in…
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