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CODA Siân Heder Accepting Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

Academy Award Wins for AFI Alumni

Photo caption: Siân Heder (AFI DWW Class of 2005) accepts the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for CODA - Credit: Blaine Ohigashi/A.M.P.A.S. Congratulations to Siân Heder (AFI DWW Class of 2005), winner of Best Adapted Screenplay for CODA, which marks her first Oscar® win – along with the film’s win for Best Picture and...
Coda Film Still - Emilia Jones

CODA (2021) – AFI Movie Club

"CODA signs a proud rallying cry for voices rarely seen on screen. Siân Heder’s powerful story of choosing life’s path resonates beyond the screen and into our hearts – a celebration of rising above challenges to create our own futures. Emilia Jones, Marlee Matlin, Troy Kotsur and Daniel Durant embody the bond between family, the...

2022 Academy Award Nominees in Conversation with AFI

In honor of the 94th Academy Awards, AFI is thrilled to share exclusive conversations with the nominees and filmmakers behind the nominated films. From conversations at AFI FEST in the historic Chinese Theatre and AFI DOCS to intimate discussions with Fellows at the AFI Conservatory, go behind the scenes of the creative process with artists...

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…
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