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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All the Money in the World" was even pulled from the AFI Fest due to Spacey's scandal, but Scott and the studio made quick adjustments so that the film will still be released on its original date.
Cast member Timothee Chalamet attends the premiere of 'Call Me By Your Name' during AFI Fest 2017 in Los Angeles November 10, 2017.
Sony has pulled Ridley Scott's upcoming film 'All the Money in the World' from the AFI Fest amid the controversy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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Luttrell, now retired from the military, wrote a best-selling book about his experience and attended the AFI Fest premiere in Hollywood.
Swedish lesbian-themed film With Every Heartbeat takes home this year's AFI Fest Breakthrough Award.
Formerly the artistic director of the AFI Fest in Los Angeles, Kuo came aboard in July 2010, replacing former studio executive Mara Manus, whose relatively brief stewardship of less than two years was marked by staff turnover.
The 90-minute feature will be screened in New York, Chicago, and at AFI Fest, run by the American Film Institute, in Hollywood.
The Iranian film had its North American debut at the AFI Fest in Los Angeles last November.
AFI Fest producer David Rogers and public relations head John Wildman are leaving with Kuo.
In addition to the buying and selling, the movie premieres, scattered parties and general screenings in theaters around Santa Monica, the AFM is known for its seminars (a total of 16) and, recently, for its association with the American Film Institute's AFI Fest, an international film competition.