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Siân Heder to Receive AFI’s 30th Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Apple AFI announced today that Academy Award® winner Siân Heder (AFI DWW Class of 2005), writer and director of CODA, this year’s Best Picture Oscar® winner, will receive the 2022 Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal, which will be presented at the upcoming AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to Julie Andrews....
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...

Oscar Nominations for the 94th Academy Awards: AFI Alumni Projects

In a live presentation streamed globally, Emmy®-winning actor-comedian Leslie Jordan (WILL & GRACE, THE HELP) and Emmy®-nominated actor-CEO-producer Tracee Ellis Ross (BLACK-ISH, THE HIGH NOTE) announced the 94th Oscars® nominations in all 23 Academy Award® categories. Congratulations to AFI Alumni Siân Heder, Janusz Kamiński and Kim Magnusson on their nominations. Best Adapted Screenplay CODA Siân...

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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