franklin j schaffner alumni medal – American Film Institute
Black and white photo of cinematographer Matthew Libatique, recipient of AFI’s 31st Annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal

Oscar®-Nominated Cinematographer Matthew Libatique to Receive AFI’s 31st Annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal

AFI is pleased to announce that two-time Academy Award® nominee Matthew Libatique, ASC (AFI Class of 1992) will receive the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal, which will be presented at the upcoming AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Nicole Kidman on April 27, 2024, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The Schaffner Alumni...

Melina Matsoukas to Receive AFI’s 29th Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal

Multitalented film, television and music video artist Melina Matsoukas (AFI Class of 2005) will receive the 2019 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal. This honor recognizes the extraordinary creative talents of AFI Conservatory alumni who embody the qualities of filmmaker Franklin J. Schaffner: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality storytelling in film and television. The…

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.
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