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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...

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…

AFI Conservatory Films to be Featured on ShortsTV

AFI films will join the world’s largest catalog of short form video entertainment and soon be available in over 100 million households across all ShortsTV channels, including ShortsTV India and TVCortos in Latin America. The newly signed deal grants ShortsTV the rights to 100 short films from the AFI Conservatory, including the Academy Award®-winning MY…

AFI Movie Club: THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES

Watch today’s film on TCM tonight at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. CT. AFI Life Achievement Award recipient William Wyler helmed THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES – deemed not only one of the greatest American films by AFI but also one of the art form’s most inspiring stories. Movie Trivia…

Did You Know? The first X-rated film to be nominated for an Academy Award was…

Fifty years ago this year, MIDNIGHT COWBOY was the first X-rated film to be nominated for and win an Academy Award. It won an Oscar for Best Picture, Directing and Writing at the 42 Academy Awards on April 7, 1970. Despite the X-rating, which prevented a wide release, it became one of the top-grossing films…

AFI Alums earn Oscar Noms

On January 13, 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards®.  Congratulations to the following AFI Conservatory alumni for their Oscar nominations: Scott Silver (AFI Class of 1992) Best Adapted Screenplay – JOKER Robert Richardson (AFI Class of 1979) Best Cinematography – ONCE UPON A TIME…IN…

AFI Alumni Shortlisted for Academy Awards

Congratulations to the AFI thesis film MILLER & SON which has been shortlisted for an Academy Award® in the Live Action Short Film category! It was just two months ago that MILLER AND SON director Asher Jelinsky (AFI Class of 2018) won a Gold Medal at the Student Academy Awards®. And STAY CLOSE, a labor…

AFI FEST 2019 Announces Audience and Jury Awards, 2020 Dates

AFI FEST 2019 presented by Audi announced today the films that received this year’s Jury and Audience awards. The Shorts section, which included 40 films from filmmakers from all over the world showcasing their distinct international viewpoints, was the only juried section of the festival. The Grand Jury Award winners for Live Action and Animated…

AFI Alumnus David Lynch Receives Honorary Oscar

On October 27, the Academy of Arts and Sciences awarded David Lynch (AFI Class of 1970) with an honorary Oscar® at the Governors Awards. The award was presented by his long-time collaborators Kyle MacLachlan, Laura Dern and Isabella Rossellini, and the star-studded audience gave Lynch a standing ovation. Lynch has been previously recognized by the…

AFI Sweeps the Student Academy Awards Narrative Category

Today the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced the winners of the 46th Student Academy Awards with AFI filmmakers from the Class of 2018, including Asher Jelinsky for MILLER & SON, Hao Zheng for THE CHEF and Omer Ben-Shachar for TREE #3, sweeping the Narrative category for second time in history. Also this…
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