American Film Institute


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American Film Institute

(AFI), nonprofit organization established in Washington, D.C., in 1967 by the National Endowment for the Arts to preserve and catalog American films and television, to provide work grants for new and established filmmakers, and to increase recognition and understanding of the art of film. The institute operates a movie theater at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and provides financial and research assistance to U.S. museums and other organizations that present film programs. It maintains the Center for Advanced Film Studies in Beverly Hills, Calif., which offers M.F.A. degrees in cinematography, directing, editing, producing, production design, screenwriting, and digital media; where it holds professional and nonprofessional seminars and workshops; and where it maintains a library of thousands of books and film scripts. The AFI has a collection at the Library of Congress of more than 27,500 titles, mainly theatrical features and shorts dating from 1894 to the present but also many newsreels, documentaries, and television programs. Additional films are held in a dozen other archives, such as the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the Museum of Modern Art, and the International Museum of Photography. The institute also publishes detailed catalogs of feature films produced in the United States after 1921.
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The American Film Institute was born in the White House Rose Garden with a mandate to nurture young men and women wishing to pursue the art form as their life's work," said Bob Gazzale, AFI President & CEO.
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The festival is co-sponsored by the non-profit Cultural Foundation of the Americas, the American Film Institute (AFI), and the Ibero-American Association of Cultural Attaches, with support from the OAS, the Inter-American Development Bank, and other sponsors.
By better understanding our constituents who support AFI's multiple programs, our organization will be able to interact with a much larger audience in a more sophisticated manner," said Jonathan Estrin, Executive Vice President, American Film Institute.
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8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2014 C 11 outstanding films and 10 outstanding television programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year's most significant achievements in the art of the moving image.
12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today its collaboration with the White House on the second annual White House Student Film Festival to be held in the spring of 2015.
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LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Film Institute (AFI) announced it will confer Doctorate of Fine Arts degrees honoris causa upon American comedy icon Mel Brooks and celebrated surrealist David Lynch for "contribution of distinction to the art of the moving image" during AFI Conservatory commencement 2012 at Hollywood's landmark Grauman's Chinese Theatre.

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