More than 2 Million Plays Since Launch
Game Available to Play for Free on AFI.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 16, 2023, Los Angeles, CA – Today, the American Film Institute (AFI) celebrated the 500th installment of Get the Picture, AFI’s signature daily movie guessing game that challenges players to identify a film from just one image. In honor of the milestone, AFI unveiled an array of all-new game features – now allowing movie lovers to track both their playing and winning streaks, as well as to challenge themselves by playing images from the game’s extensive archive of movie images. Since launching in 2022 as part of AFI Movie Club, there have been more than two million plays by film fans from around the world. The game is available to everyone to play for free at AFI.com/get-the-picture. Players can also have the daily Get the Picture images delivered directly to their inbox for free by signing up for the AFI newsletter at AFI.com/sign-up/.
“AFI Movie Club is a global community that finds a common love for the movies at AFI.com,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President and CEO. “In this community, AFI’s Get the Picture has engaged millions that love a fast and fun daily game that both educates and inspires, and we look forward to expanding the audience even further with these new upgrades.”
Curated to appeal to all movie lovers, AFI’s Get the Picture daily images showcase both new and classic movies – including films on AFI’s Top 100 Lists and AFI AWARDS honorees, along with films from AFI Conservatory Alumni and AFI Life Achievement Award recipients. Once the correct answer is revealed, trivia from the world renowned AFI Catalog and AFI Archive is displayed, as well as “where to watch” information. AFI’s Get the Picture is updated every day with a new image, and the previous image is archived and accessible to all players.
Film fans can also access Get the Picture across AFI’s social media accounts, including AFI’s new HQ account on Letterboxd, which includes an official listing of AFI’s iconic Top 100 Lists and features new and exclusive content from the AFI Archive and AFI newsletters. Letterboxd members can follow the AFI HQ at letterboxd.com/afi to receive updates in their activity feed.
Additionally, the titles selected for AFI’s Get the Picture are featured on the dedicated AFI Movie Club collection on the Apple TV app – apple.co/-afimovieclub – where movie fans can easily find out where they can enjoy the selected movies, as well as films featured on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies list.
About the American Film Institute (AFI)
The American Film Institute (AFI) is a nonprofit organization with a mandate to champion the moving image as an art form. Established in 1967, AFI launched the first comprehensive history of American film and sparked the movement for film preservation in the United States. In 1969, AFI opened the doors of the AFI Conservatory, a graduate-level program to train narrative filmmakers. The Conservatory, which counts Deniese Davis, Affonso Gonçalves, Susannah Grant, Matthew Libatique, David Lynch, Melina Matsoukas and Rachel Morrison as Alumni, is ranked the #1 film school in America. AFI’s enduring traditions include the AFI Life Achievement Award, which honors the masters for work that has stood the test of time; AFI AWARDS, which celebrates the creative ensembles of the most outstanding screen stories of the year; and scholarly efforts such as the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and the AFI Archive that preserve film history for future generations. AFI exhibition programs include AFI FEST and year-round exhibition at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Maryland. AFI Movie Club is a destination for movie lovers from around the world to celebrate and engage with the art form every day. Other pioneering programs include workshops aimed at increasing diversity in the storytelling community, including AFI DWW+ and the AFI Cinematography Intensive for Women. Read about all of these programs and more at AFI.com and follow us on social media at Letterboxd.com/AFI, Facebook.com/AmericanFilmInstitute, YouTube.com/AFI, Twitter.com/AmericanFilm and Instagram.com/AmericanFilmInstitute.
American Film Institute: Shari Mesulam, [email protected]