Wednesday, May. 26, 2021

The American Film Institute has revealed its full slate of films being presented for the hybrid AFI Docs 2021 festival. The lineup features 77 films from 23 countries and 4 world premieres, with 52% of the films directed by women, 40% by BIPOC directors and 18% by LGBTQ directors. 

The...

Thursday, May. 20, 2021

AFI Docs, the American Film Institute’s documentary film festival, will celebrate Dawn Porter as the 2021 Charles Guggenheim Symposium honoree.  

Each year, the AFI Docs Charles Guggenheim Symposium honors a master of the nonfiction art form. This year’s virtual Symposium--slated for June...

Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020

The American Film Institute (AFI) unveiled the films that will play in the World Cinema, New Auteurs, Documentary, Cinema’s Legacy, Short Film Competition, Meet the Press Film Festival at AFI Fest and the AFI Conservatory Showcase sections at AFI Fest 2020. 

The complete AFI Fest program...

Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020

The American Film Institute has set the lineup for its AFI Summit that will take place at AFI Fest (Oct. 15-22). The menu includes a conversation with Academy Award® nominee, producer, director and writer Ava DuVernay in a conversation about elevating and supporting BIPOC filmmakers through her...

Wednesday, May. 6, 2020

AFI DOCS, the American Film Institute’s yearly documentary celebration in the nation’s capital, is going global and online next month with its 18th annual edition. 

The best in non-fiction fare will be showcased in a re-imagined online film festival “where the best seat is in your house...

Saturday, Mar. 7, 2020

The American Film Institute says it is postponing its 48th annual AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute honoring Julie Andrews in an apparent response to the new coronavirus outbreak.

The organization originally planned to give Andrews its Life Achievement Award on April 25 in Los...

Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019

The American Film Institute (AFI) revealed the recipients of AFI Awards 2019. Unique in its celebration of the film and television arts’ collaborative nature, AFI Awards--now in its 20thyear--is the only national program that honors creative teams as a whole, recognizing those in front of and...

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019

The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center unveiled the complete slate of films for the 2019 AFI European Union Film Showcase, taking place December 4–22 at the American Film Institute’s historic theatre in Silver Spring, MD. Now in its 32nd year, the Showcase highlights 46 films representing...

Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019

The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced the films that will play in the New Auteurs, Cinema’s Legacy, Midnight, Shorts and AFI Conservatory Showcase sections at AFI Fest 2019.

The complete AFI Fest program includes 142 titles (80 features, 1 episodic, 40 shorts, 21 AFI...

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019

The American Film Institute (AFI) has unveiled the films that will play in the World Cinema section and the inaugural Documentary section of AFI Fest 2019.  

The World Cinema section showcases the most anticipated and celebrated international films of the year and features 16 titles...

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