AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE

AFI is America's promise to preserve the history of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers. AFI provides leadership in film, television and digital media and is dedicated to initiatives that engage the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts. AFI preserves the legacy of America's film heritage for future generations through the AFI Archive, comprised of rare footage from across the history of the moving image and the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, an authoritative record of American films from 1893 to the present. 

AFI educates the next generation of storytellers at its AFI Conservatory, which has been consistently recognized as one of the world's top film schools.

NOTABLE ALUMNI

DIRECTING

David Lynch - BLUE VELVET, MULHOLLAND DRIVE, WILD AT HEART

Terrence Malick - THE TREE OF LIFE, DAYS OF HEAVEN, BADLANDS

Ed Zwick - BLOOD DIAMOND, GLORY

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Caleb Deschanel - THE NATURAL, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST, THE RIGHT STUFF

Janusz Kamiński - SAVING PRIVATE RYAN, SCHINDLER'S LIST

Wally Pfister - INCEPTION, THE DARK KNIGHT

EDITING

Howard Smith - THE ABYSS, GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS

Affonso Gonçalves - BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, TRUE DETECTIVE

PRODUCING

Pieter Jan Brugge - THE INSIDER, HEAT

Steve Golin - BABEL, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND

SCREENWRITING

David Arata - CHILDREN OF MEN, SPY GAME

Scott Frank - MINORITY REPORT, OUT OF SIGHT

PRODUCTION DESIGN

Andrew Max Cahn - UP IN THE AIR, THE HANGOVER

Sharon Seymour - THE TOWN, THE IDES OF MARCH

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