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 AFI Fest begins November 14 in Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatre.
The film had its world premiere at the AFI Fest and the limited theatrical release began soon before it ran worldwide on Netflix.
And the American Film Institute's AFI Fest, no longer concurrent with the AFM, took place November 8-15 at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
FILE PHOTO: Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci is interviewed as he arrives for a gala screening of his film "The Last Emperor" in 3D at the AFI Fest 2013 in Hollywood, California, November 10, 2013.
That followed the decision to call off the AFI Fest's Sunday red carpet for filmmaker-brothers Ethan and Joel Coen's "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs."
"This commanding story of powerful women and political rivalry that shaped world history will close AFI Fest on a high note.
"It's a great honour to screen our film here at the AFI FEST. What's great about this festival is that it is absolutely free for the audience," Masurkar said.
Previous One Fine Day films include Soul Boy (Audience Award, Rotterdam International Film Festival) and Nairobi Half Life (Audience Award, Breakthrough: AFI Fest 2012 in Los Angeles, USA).
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.