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Applications Open for Screen Australia-Onbass Fellowship to Attend AFI

For the second year in a row, screen industry veteran and philanthropist Greg Basser and his wife Kiera O’Neill will generously award the Screen Australia-Onbass Fellowship to an Australian citizen or permanent resident to attend the AFI Conservatory. Basser has been a long-time supporter of the Australian screen industry, and has been instrumental in building…

Congrats to AFI’s 2019 Emmy®-Nominated Alumni!

This morning at the 71st Emmy® Awards announcement, AFI Conservatory alumni garnered eight nominations for their outstanding contributions in television. Announced at The Wolf Theatre at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center, these nominations represent a culturally diverse slate of groundbreaking television programming. AFI alumni earned nominations for critically-acclaimed work, ranging from INSECURE shot by…

AFI Alum Ari Aster on His Terrifying, Personal New Film MIDSOMMAR

Ari Aster’s (AFI Class of 2010) critically acclaimed new folk horror film MIDSOMMAR is both hilarious and horrifying — and if you’ve ever gone through a soul-crushing breakup, or stayed in a toxic relationship for too long, or spent a summer vacation in Sweden with a paganist death cult, then you can probably relate to…

Susan Ruskin Named Dean of AFI Conservatory

The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the appointment of producer and educator Susan Ruskin as Dean of the AFI Conservatory. Ruskin will lead AFI’s world-class, graduate film-training program, working alongside a celebrated faculty to continue the traditions of excellence that have defined the AFI Conservatory since its inception 50 years ago. Ruskin will also…

AFI and Russo Brothers’ AGBO Films Partner for Inaugural Development Grant

AFI, in partnership with AGBO Films, has announced Angela Chen (AFI Directing Class of 2018) as the recipient of the inaugural AGBO/AFI Conservatory Development Grant. This new program awards $25,000 to a recent AFI Conservatory graduate to develop at least one project, with year-long mentorship from AGBO. Chen will receive the grant for her project TRIAD…

Lesli Linka Glatter and Paul Schrader to Receive AFI Honorary Degrees

AFI will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Academy Award®-nominated director/producer Lesli Linka Glatter (alumna, AFI Directing Workshop for Women) and Academy Award®-nominated writer/director Paul Schrader (AFI Conservatory Class of 1969). They will be recognized for their contributions to the art of the moving image during the AFI Conservatory’s commencement ceremony on…

AFI Announces Inaugural Screen Australia Onbass Fellow

AFI announced that cinematographer Meg White will be the inaugural recipient of the Screen Australia Onbass Fellowship, the newly established full-tuition scholarship for emerging Australian filmmakers to attend the AFI Conservatory.

AFI Conservatory Names Lianne Halfon Producing Discipline Head

The AFI Conservatory has named Academy Award®-nominated producer Lianne Halfon as Producing Discipline Head. Producing is one of six disciplines in which the AFI Conservatory offers a two-year Master of Fine Arts degree, along with Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Production Design and Screenwriting.

Announcing Screen Australia-Onbass Fellowships for Australian Filmmakers at AFI Conservatory

AFI today announces the Screen Australia-Onbass Fellowships — the initial two full-tuition scholarships to attend the AFI Conservatory, which will be awarded for the 2019 and 2020 academic years, for a Master of Fine Arts degree in one of six disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting.

AFI Conservatory Commencement Celebrates Jodie Foster and Dean Tavoularis

AFI celebrated this year’s 123 AFI Conservatory graduates — and the world’s newest filmmakers — Monday, June 11, at Hollywood’s historic TCL Chinese Theatre. During Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2018, Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa were conferred upon Academy Award®-winning actor/director Jodie Foster and Academy Award®-winning production designer Dean Tavoularis for…

AFI Launches Two Cinematography Programs for Women

AFI has announced the inaugural AFI Cinematography Introductory Intensive for Women (CIIW), sponsored by 21st Century Fox. The tuition-free program, taking place on the AFI campus in Los Angeles, August 3-6, 2018, will introduce the fundamentals of visual storytelling to women who are interested in a career in cinematography. In addition, Twentieth Century Fox Film…

Jodie Foster & Dean Tavoularis to Receive AFI Conservatory Honorary Degrees

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today it will confer AFI Conservatory Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon Academy Award®-winning actor/director Jodie Foster and Academy Award®-winning production designer Dean Tavoularis.They will be recognized for their contributions to the art of the moving image during the AFI Conservatory’s commencement ceremony on June 11, 2018,…
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