AFI AWARDS – American Film Institute

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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AFI Movie Club: ROMA

ROMA, Alfonso Cuarón’s love letter to his homeland of Mexico, was honored with a Special Award at the 2018 AFI AWARDS – recognizing it as “an ode to life, love and loss – a monument to the power of film to inspire empathy across the walls of geography, class and culture.” Click Here to Find…
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AFI Movie Club: ZOOTOPIA

ZOOTOPIA, an animated adventure about a bunny cop who joins forces with a fox to solve a governmental conspiracy, was honored with an AFI AWARD in 2016 – recognizing it as one of the 10 outstanding films of the year. Click Here to Find Out How to Watch ZOOTOPIA Now ZOOTOPIA – Reelgood Watch ZOOTOPIA’s…
The Farewell Film Still - Tzi Ma, Han Chen, Aoi Mizuhara, Hong Lu, Diana Lin, Jing Zhang, Awkwafina, and Yongbo Jiang

AFI Movie Club: THE FAREWELL

THE FAREWELL received a 2019 AFI AWARD, recognizing it as culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. Star Awkwafina was also one of the guests at AFI’s Indie Contenders Roundtable at the 2019 AFI FEST Presented by Audi.   Movie Trivia about THE FAREWELL -DID YOU KNOW…
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