Return to Campus – American Film Institute


Return to Campus

AFI intends to reopen the AFI Campus for Conservatory Fellows to the extent permitted by local and state regulations and health and safety guidelines. AFI’s plans are well within State and Local guidelines.

Masks are required indoors on campus regardless of vaccination status per LA County’s health order. While indoors, Fellows, Faculty and Staff are allowed to take off their mask while actively eating or drinking, and are required to put the mask back on when finished.


It’s Up to You – and to All of Us

AFI Fellows, Faculty and staff will be asked to adhere to AFI mask guidance while on campus.

You will also be asked to consider your AFI Community when you are off-campus. We take pride and comfort in knowing that we are individuals from around the world – but one community. And we’ll need to take care of each other when living our lives when not together. We also need to be dedicated to open communication as a community. You will receive frequent updates from Fellow Affairs as to the ever-evolving nature of the world around us, and we welcome your voice in this process.


The Investment in Your Future

AFI has secured two off-campus soundstages to expand our production footprint when current restrictions are lifted. These spaces will serve as lab environments to allow for both production and class activity.

AFI is adding between 20 and 25 new faculty and staff to accommodate the state’s guidelines of six-foot distancing in classroom spaces.

AFI has added a COVID Compliance Officer and a Public Health Professional to our team.

International Fellows

International Fellows will receive a separate letter to address additional concerns as issues around returning to the United States vary country to country.

If you are an International Fellow and have questions, please contact AFI’s International Advisor or visit the International Fellows FAQ page.


The AFI Advantage

Your future will be defined by your commitment to those who believe in you.

At AFI – you have your fellow Fellows, you have a vast and varied AFI Alumni Community and you have the AFI Board of Trustees who are leading the Institute through extraordinary times.