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ARRAY Crew Q&A with Executive Assistant & AFI Alum Jordan Tyner

  This month, AFI spoke with ARRAY Executive Assistant and AFI alum Jordan Tyner (AFI Class of 2020) about ARRAY Crew, a new database for diverse below-the-line workers that hopes to expand opportunities within the film and television industry.   AFI: What inspired ARRAY Crew? Jordan Tyner: ARRAY Crew was inspired by the lack of…

“Now Playing”: Projects by AFI Alumni Available to Watch Online in April

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 April 2021  …

“Now Playing”: Projects by AFI Alumni Available to Watch Online in March

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 March 2021 ALLEN…

AFI Alumni Make History At Sundance Again

CODA, written/directed by Siân Heder (AFI DWW Class of 2005) and shot by Paula Huidobro (AFI Class of 2004), broke the record for the highest sale at Sundance, beating out last year’s record-breaking sale of PALM SPRINGS, which was directed by Max Barbakow (AFI Class of 2015) and written by Andy Siara (AFI Class of…

For Your Consideration: AFI Alumni Films

The 93rd Academy Awards® are right around the corner! We are proud to recognize the following AFI alumni and their films that are a part of the awards conversation this year. Hover over their projects below to see the alumni who created some of the year's best films, and stay tuned to find out which...

SXSW Selects AFI Alumni for the 2021 Film Festival

This month SXSW 2021 Online will take place March 16-20. The following AFI alumni have projects in this year’s lineup. Congrats to our talented alumni with films at the festival!   2020 Spotlight WITCH HUNT Stephen St. Peter (Class of 2014), 2nd Unit   Festival Favorites MA BELLE, MY BEAUTY Lauren Guiterias (Class of 2017),…

AFI Alumni And Their Projects Take Home Golden Globes!

In last night’s virtual ceremony of the 78th Golden Globes, comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who hosted from opposite coasts, announced the official winners. Congratulations to the all the nominated projects by AFI alumni!   Nominated for Best Drama Series LOVECRAFT COUNTRY Elena Albanese (Production Design, AFI Class of 2012), Art Director Mari Lappalainen…

AFI Alumni Siân Heder and Paula Huidobro on their Sundance Award-Winning Film CODA

Sparking a bidding war at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival and selling to Apple for a record-breaking $25 million, CODA chronicles the coming of age of teenager Ruby Rossi (Emilia Jones) – the only hearing individual in her working-class family. While the livelihood of her fishermen parents (Oscar® winner Marlee Matlin and Troy Kotsur) and…

Q&A with AFI Production Design Faculty and Alum David Moreau (THE MANDALORIAN, CAPTAIN MARVEL, WESTWORLD)

In addition to being a valued member of the AFI Production Design faculty and an AFI alum, David Moreau (AFI Class of 2006) is one of the most highly sought-after designers in Hollywood. His credits range from big-budget blockbusters, such as CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER and CAPTAIN MARVEL, to high-concept TV series, including WESTWORLD,…

Congratulations to AFI Alums Screening at Sundance 2021

Sundance Film Festival announced their 2021 lineup and we’re proud of the many alumni who will be representing the AFI Conservatory!⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ Here is the full list of the 17 alumni and their 11 projects that will be screening at Sundance 2021:   AT THE READY Steve Golin (AFI Class of 1981) – Executive Producer  …

Catching Up With the AFI Alumni Team Behind the New Mystery-Thriller Film THE BLOODHOUND

In THE BLOODHOUND, writer/director Patrick Picard (AFI Class of 2016) tells the intriguing tale of a young man’s visit to a wealthy and reclusive friend that soon finds him fearful and isolated from the outside world. For his feature directorial debut, Picard assembled a team full of AFI graduates, including up-and-coming producers Leal Naim and…

AFI Announces Licensing Partnership with TechRow

AFI announced today that a curated selection of AFI Conservatory thesis films from a diverse team of filmmakers will become part of TechRow’s innovative and immersive learning platform and be integrated into their curriculums for K-12 students and content library, which can be viewed at TechRow.org. Films to be licensed for 2020-2021 are: BALLOON, COUNT,…
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