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2014-01-15 08:26:32

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: Exclusive videos of the American Film Institute's AFI Awards 2013 honorees are posted on the first-ever video almanac page of AFI.com. Filmed at the January 10, 2014 luncheon, 20 short videos feature 56 actors, creators, directors, editors, producers, showrunners and writers representing the officially-selected film and television programs. Each artist answered a single question: "What do you want audiences to...

2013-12-09 16:24:24

10 Outstanding Motion Pictures and Television Programs Inducted into the AFI Almanac of the Art Form LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2013--10 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. An almanac documenting works of excellence that mark a moment in...

2013-12-03 16:23:57

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 2013 AFI-EU Film Showcase opens Thursday, December 5, at the historic AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland. Presented by the American Film Institute (AFI) in collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and EU Member States, the festival showcases the best in European filmmaking. Now in its 26th edition, this signature fall event for movie-lovers in the DC metro area runs through December...

2013-11-14 00:22:32

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced its AFI/IDG China Story Fellowship, a new scholarship program at the world-renowned AFI Conservatory aimed at developing feature-length screenplays that foster greater understanding of Chinese history, culture and literature. Made possible through the generosity of Hugo Shong, Chairman, IDG Greater China, the fellowship provides nine AFI Fellows with travel to China for cultural...

2013-11-11 20:21:16

Unique Showcase of Short Films to Demonstrate The Benefits and Diversity of 4K Production LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics today announced a 4K movie-making project "Sony/AFI 4K Shorts: Be Moved," showcasing the talents of the alumni of the AFI Conservatory, the world renowned film school of the American Film Institute (AFI). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131111/LA14948) The exclusive collaboration was officially unveiled last night at a...

2013-11-05 08:28:48

Organization developed to serve as a conduit for collaboration between the U.S. and China film and television industries LOS ANGELES, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. China Film and Television Industry Expo (UCFTI), an organization that aims to help bridge U.S. and China film and television markets, today announced its event at the AFI FEST 2013 Presented by Audi. On Monday, November 11 at 5 p.m., UCFTI will host an event at the historic Roosevelt Hotel that will foster...

2013-09-04 12:29:07

Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks and the Cast of the Film plus Director John Lee Hancock Attending Opening Night Gala on Thursday, November 7 BURBANK, Calif., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Disney announced today that "Saving Mr. Banks" has been chosen to open AFI FEST 2013, presented by Audi, on Thursday, November 7. The film, which will have its North American premiere at the festival, stars Academy Award®-winning actress Emma Thompson and Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks, both of...

2013-07-31 04:20:43

100% of Funds Raised Goes Directly to Fellows Training LOS ANGELES, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Film Institute announced today a dramatic increase in scholarship funding at the AFI Conservatory (AFIC) - its immersive two-year graduate program in the art and discipline of filmmaking. Further differentiating the prestigious MFA program in an ever-growing field of film school options, the boost in funding for current and incoming Fellows represents nearly three times...

2013-06-25 16:25:41

Audience Award for Best Feature goes to THE NEW BLACK WASHINGTON, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AFI DOCS presented by Audi (formerly Silverdocs) announced today its distinguished Audience Award winners, culminating a five day festival including the screening of 53 films representing 30 countries in iconic DC locations on the National Mall and Penn Quarter area as well as at the historic AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. The Festival hosted over 19,000 attendees,...

2013-04-22 16:23:25

Opening Gala LETTERS TO JACKIE written and directed by Bill Couturie Embraces the Nation's Mourning of President Kennedy's Assassination Fifty Years Ago WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AFI Docs presented by Audi announced today the AFI Docs opening night gala at the Newseum will be the theatrical premiere of LETTERS TO JACKIE written and directed by Oscar(®)-winning filmmaker Bill Couturie. The film, presented by TLC and co-produced by Amblin TV and The Couturie...