Recognizing the year's most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image, AFI AWARDS is the American Film Institute's annual almanac of excellence — celebrating works of significance in both film and television. Submissions for AFI AWARDS 2018 are now being accepted at through Thursday, October 18. Honorees will be announced on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. An invitation-only luncheon celebrating the honorees will follow on Friday, January 4, 2019. AFI is proud to have Audi and American Airlines return as Official Sponsors of AFI AWARDS.

Favored by artists and entertainment executives for its intimacy and collaborative recognition, the annual gathering is the only form of national appreciation that honors the creative ensemble as a whole — those in front of and behind the camera — and is popular with honorees because there are no winners or losers.

Marking the 19th chapter in the American Film Institute's ongoing almanac, AFI AWARDS honorees are selected by a jury comprised of experts from across the moving image communities — including film and television artists, critics, scholars and AFI Trustees. 

  • Film/Television Submission Deadline October 18, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. PST
  • Honorees Announced December 4, 2018
  • AFI AWARDS 2018 Luncheon  January 4, 2019
About the American Film Institute
The American Film Institute was established by presidential proclamation in the White House Rose Garden, and launched its national mandate on June 5, 1967 — to preserve the heritage of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers. AFI's founding Trustees included Chairman Gregory Peck, Vice Chairman Sidney Poitier, Francis Ford Coppola, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Jack Valenti and George Stevens, Jr., as Director.