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AFI DOCS 2021: Festival Programming Intern Liwen Wang Picks

By AFI Festival Programming Intern Liwen Wang Ten weeks have gone by, hardly a dull moment! I’ve never quite imagined I’d be interning at a world-class film festival like AFI DOCS, let alone interacting with the festival’s programmers on a daily basis. Thanks to the fest team, my time here has been very informative and…

AFI Cinematography Head Stephen Lighthill Re-Elected President of American Society of Cinematographers

AFI leadership continues to be prominent at the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC). AFI Conservatory Cinematography Discipline Head Stephen Lighthill has just been re-elected president of the ASC. This will be Lighthill’s third term as president, having been elected in 2020 and serving his first term from 2012-2013. AFI Alumni Amy Vincent (AFI Class of…

Announcing the Date for the 48th AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Julie Andrews

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that Julie Andrews will be presented with the 48th AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film, at a Gala Tribute on Thursday, November 11, 2021, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. The event was originally scheduled for April 25, 2020. The…

Early Bird Passes Now Available for AFI DOCS 2021

Get your EARLY BIRD PASS – BUY NOW This year’s AFI DOCS, the American Film Institute’s annual documentary celebration, will once again be open to movie fans around the nation – and a Film Pass is the best way to virtually attend! New films and events will be scheduled each day of the festival, with captivating…

Giselle Bonilla is The Next AFI Conservatory Audi Fellowship Recipient

In their continued commitment to expanding opportunities for women in the film industry, AFI and Audi announced today that Giselle Bonilla (Directing Fellow, AFI Class of 2023) has been named as the latest recipient of the Audi Fellowship for Women scholarship. Launched in 2017, the Audi Fellowship program selects one promising female director to receive…

Meet Syreeta Greene, AFI’s New Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

AFI is excited to welcome Syreeta Greene, our new Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion to help further our mission and continue the essential work of elevating diverse voices that have been historically underrepresented and marginalized. With a Doctorate in Education and a Masters of Social Work, Greene has 20 years of experience in higher…

AFI Movie Club: MULAN

MULAN is an animated tale of a spirited, young woman who disguises herself as a man to fight in the army in her father’s place. The film began in development when AFI Honorary Degree recipient Jeffrey Katzenberg was Chairman of Walt Disney Studios and was released to critical and commercial acclaim. Click Here to Find Out…

NOW PLAYING: AFI Alumni Projects Online

Looking for a new film or TV series to watch online? Whether it’s a long-awaited digital premiere or a first-run theatrical release headed to VOD early, be sure to check out the following AFI alumni projects that are available to stream online.   New Projects for August 2020 20th Century Woman: The Documentary Films of…

AFI Movie Club: WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Adapted from Roald Dahl’s best-selling children’s novel, WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY stars Gene Wilder – who participated in the AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Mel Brooks and whose work is featured across several of AFI’s lists.  Watch Tyra Banks introduce the film:   Movie Trivia about WILLY WONKA AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY DID YOU…

AFI Movie Club: THE RIGHT STUFF

THE RIGHT STUFF is ranked #19 on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Cheers list of the most inspiring films of all time. Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel is an alum of the first class of the AFI Conservatory. THE RIGHT STUFF marked his first Academy Award® nomination.  Watch Zooey Deschanel announce THE RIGHT STUFF: Movie Trivia about THE RIGHT STUFF –DID YOU…

AFI Movie Club: DO THE RIGHT THING

DO THE RIGHT THING appears on the 10th Anniversary Edition list of AFI’s 100 YEARS…100 MOVIES of the greatest American films. Public Enemy’s powerful call to action – “Fight the Power” – is ranked #40 on AFI’s list of the greatest movie songs of all time.  Watch John David Washington announce today’s film: Movie Trivia about…

AFI Movie Club: PARENTHOOD

PARENTHOOD was directed by Ron Howard and stars Steve Martin, the recipient of the 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award.    Watch Bryce Dallas Howard announce the film: Movie Trivia about TODAY’S FILM -DID YOU KNOW that director Ron Howard got the idea for PARENTHOOD on a flight to Argentina in 1985, traveling to the location for his film GUNG HO?…
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