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Where to Watch AFI Alumni Projects in Contention at the 96th Academy Awards®

Final voting for the 96th annual Academy Awards® recently wrapped on February 27, 2024, with the official winners set to be announced on March 10 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. AFI is excited to honor the remarkable projects created by AFI Conservatory graduates that are in contention this year and to celebrate their acclaimed,...
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AFI Conservatory Alumni Honored with 2024 Oscar® Nominations

Congratulations to the AFI Conservatory Alumni and their projects nominated for an Oscar®! The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominations on January 23 in a live event hosted by Zazie Beetz and Jack Quaid. The 96th Academy Awards ceremony, which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air on ABC on...

For Your Consideration: Oscar®-qualifying Short Films by AFI Alumni

Awards season is upon us – the time of year when creatives are honored for their work by film critics, the Hollywood guilds and notably the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. We are excited to announce that over a dozen short films by AFI Conservatory Alumni have achieved Oscar®-qualifying status for the 96th...

Watch: Exclusive AFI Conversations with the Academy Award® Best Picture Nominees

With the 95th Academy Awards® ceremony this weekend, we wanted to share with you some exclusive AFI conversations with the Best Picture nominees! AFI celebrated these honored films at AFI FEST, AFI AWARDS and at the AFI Conservatory throughout the past year, and we were honored to talk with the artists about their acclaimed films....

Where to Watch AFI Alumni Projects in Contention at the 95th Academy Awards®

Projects in contention for the 95th Academy Awards® will be voted on from March 2-7, before the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences reveal the official winners on March 12, 2023. We are thrilled to recognize the AFI Alumni projects in contention at the Oscars® this year and celebrate their incredible work which has...

Spotlight on EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE filmmakers Zoe Mao and Aashish D’Mello

Assistant Editors Zoe Mao and Aashish D’Mello (both AFI Class of 2017) landed their dream jobs working on EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, the sleeper hit that has gone on to garner 11 Academy Award® nominations and gross over $100 million worldwide. The much-celebrated film has been hailed as a major technical achievement in editing...

AFI Alumni Nominations and Wins at the 95th Academy Awards

On March 12, the Academy announced the individuals who took home Oscar® gold at the 95th annual Academy Awards®. Congratulations to AFI Conservatory Alum Diane Becker (AFI Class of 2006) who won the Academy Award® for Best Documentary Feature for NAVALNY. Please join us in celebrating all the graduates of the AFI Conservatory who were...

AFI FEST 2022: Oscar Submissions

Nominations for the Academy Award® for Best International Feature Film are of global importance. These AFI FEST 2022 films are the cream of the crop, not only in their country of origin, but in the year of cinema as a whole. ALCARRÀS Followed by a conversation with director Carla Simón. In Spain’s official Oscar® submission...

Watch: AFI Conversations with the 93rd Academy Award Best Picture Nominees

The 93rd Academy Award®​ nominations have been announced and AFI is excited to celebrate! Watch the videos below, showcasing conversations we’ve held with the stars and filmmakers for each of the eight films nominated in the Best Picture category this year. These exclusive discussions took place at the AFI Conservatory, AFI FEST presented by Audi,…

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...
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AFI Movie Club: BOYZ N THE HOOD

The directorial debut of John Singleton, BOYZ N THE HOOD features an all-star cast that includes Ice Cube, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Morris Chestnut, Nia Long, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett and Regina King.   Click Here to Find Out How to Watch BOYZ N THE HOOD Now BOYZ N THE HOOD – Reelgood Watch Chiwetel Ejiofor…

Watch: Alejandro González Iñárritu on Filmmaking

Academy Award®-winning director Alejandro González Iñárritu joined a virtual conversation to speak to AFI Fellows about his lauded career from the challenges he faced in financing BIRDMAN to the demanding rigors of filming THE REVENANT. In these exclusive videos, Iñárritu speaks on a range wide of topics, including his time as DJ. Iñárritu talks to…
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