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AFI Names Honorary Degree Recipients

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today it will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon television icon Carol Burnett, and upon acclaimed filmmakers Marshall Herskovitz (AFI Class of 1975) and Edward Zwick (AFI Class of 1975). All three will be recognized for their contributions to the art of the moving image during…

Richard Gladstein Named Dean of AFI Conservatory

The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the appointment of award-winning producer Richard Gladstein as Dean of the AFI Conservatory. Gladstein’s duties will underscore AFI’s demanding approach to graduate film education — that Fellows “learn by doing,” and collaborate on a minimum of four films in the two-year MFA program.

AFI Honors Cinematographer Frederick Elmes

Celebrated cinematographer Frederick Elmes (AFI Class of 1972) will receive the 2017 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. This honor recognizes the extraordinary creative talents of an AFI alumnus or alumna who embodies the qualities of filmmaker Franklin J. Schaffner: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality storytelling in film and television.

AFI Presents Eight New Directors

“We’re at a tipping point where we can finally imagine a world where there’s parity, where we can try to heal the world and bring it back from the brink of insanity,” said Robinson. “The thing about a tipping point is that it can easily tip back. So what I need all of you women…

The AFI Interview: AFI Alumna Deniese Davis on INSECURE

Deniese Davis (AFI Class of 2012) is a producer on HBO’s INSECURE, which returns for its second season on July 23. AFI spoke with Davis to talk about her work on the show, which also features director/executive producer Melina Matsoukas (AFI Class of 2005).

Congratulations to This Year’s AFI Writers’ Room Ready Recipients

Now in its second year, AFI Writers’ Room Ready is a program whose mission is to cultivate the next generation of television scriptwriters by giving graduating Fellows an opportunity to work directly with established artists.

AFI Conservatory Alumni Receive Nine College Television Award Nominations

A total of 13 AFI Conservatory alumni from the Class of 2016 have been recognized with nine College Television Award nominations — more than any other film school. Now in their 38th year, the 2017 College Television Awards will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, CA.

The AFI Interview: AFI Alumnus Charlie McDowell on THE DISCOVERY

Director/writer Charlie McDowell (AFI Class of 2006) and writer Justin Lader (AFI Class of 2008) pair up once again for THE DISCOVERY, their followup to 2014’s THE ONE I LOVE. The film is another high-concept, relationship-based mystery, this time revolving around questions of faith and the afterlife. It stars Rooney Mara, Jason Segel, Robert Redford, Riley…

AFI Statement on Asghar Farhadi

Asghar Farhadi has served as Artist-in-Residence for the past two years at the AFI Conservatory, and his classes had a profound impact upon the 250 young men and women who attend AFI from around the world.

AFI Taps 25 Alumnae for Fox Filmmakers Lab

Following a rigorous selection process, AFI selected 25 alumnae from the AFI Conservatory and the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) to advance to the next phase of the Fox Filmmakers Lab.

From the Desk of the President & CEO

And so here we stand upon a mountain — looking forward to 2017 and the 50th Anniversary of the American Film Institute. It is a moment to be marked across many moments — and a celebration to continue through 2019, when we will herald the 50th Anniversary of the opening of the AFI Conservatory. This…

Four AFI Conservatory Alumni Win Grants for Their Thesis Work

Today at AFI FEST, AFI will present its annual alumni awards to four AFI Conservatory graduates from the Class of 2015 for excellence in their thesis work, honoring the remarkable talents of each promising storyteller while propelling them forward to successful careers in film and TV. Director/producer Rick Rosenthal (AFI Class of 1973) will present…