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08 Dec, 2016, 16:30 ET American Film Institute Announces AFI Awards 2016 Official Selections

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the Official Selections of AFI AWARDS 2016, celebrating the year's most outstanding achievements...


06 Oct, 2016, 17:00 ET Diane Keaton To Receive 45th AFI Life Achievement Award

 The American Film Institute (AFI) Board of Trustees announced today that legendary actress Diane Keaton will be the recipient of the 45th AFI...


30 Aug, 2016, 13:00 ET Warren Beatty's RULES DON'T APPLY World Premiere To Open 30th Edition Of AFI FEST 2016 Presented By Audi

 The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that the World Premiere of New Regency and 20th Century Fox's RULES DON'T APPLY —...


16 Dec, 2015, 16:09 ET American Film Institute Announces AFI Awards 2015 Official Selections

 The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the Official Selections of AFI AWARDS 2015, celebrating the year's most outstanding...


08 Oct, 2015, 17:48 ET Composer John Williams To Receive 44th AFI Life Achievement Award

The American Film Institute Board of Trustees announced today that esteemed composer John Williams will be the recipient of the 44th AFI Life...


09 Jan, 2015, 18:18 ET AFI Awards Annual Luncheon Gathers The Creative Community's Finest To Celebrate The Year's Outstanding Films And Television Programs

 America's finest film and television artists were among the guests honored today by the American Film Institute (AFI) at its annual AFI AWARDS...


08 Dec, 2014, 16:35 ET American Film Institute Announces AFI AWARDS 2014 Official Selections

 The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2014 – 11 outstanding films and 10 outstanding...


12 Nov, 2014, 16:15 ET The American Film Institute To Co-Sponsor Second Annual "White House Student Film Festival"

 The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today its collaboration with the White House on the second annual White House Student Film...


03 Oct, 2014, 12:00 ET Steve Martin To Receive 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award

 Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute's Board of Trustees, announced today the Board's decision to honor Steve Martin...


21 May, 2014, 12:00 ET AFI DOCS Unveils Full Slate Of 2014 Films

 AFI DOCS announced today its full slate of films for the 2014 festival, which runs from June 18-22 in Washington, DC, and Silver Spring,...


15 May, 2014, 09:00 ET AFI DOCS Announces 'HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY' And 'LIFE ITSELF' As Opening And Closing Night Selections

 AFI DOCS Documentary Festival announced the World Premiere of HOLBROOK/TWAIN: AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY and LIFE ITSELF as the Opening and Closing...


01 May, 2014, 11:00 ET Alex Gibney Named 2014 Guggenheim Honoree By The American Film Institute

 The American Film Institute announced today that AFI DOCS will pay tribute to Academy Award® winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney as...


09 Dec, 2013, 15:00 ET American Film Institute AFI Awards 2013 Official Selections

The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2013—10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding...


13 Nov, 2013, 22:00 ET The American Film Institute Launches Landmark Chinese Cultural Exchange Program With New Scholarship Initiative

 The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced its AFI/IDG China Story Fellowship, a new scholarship program at the world-renowned AFI...


04 Oct, 2013, 06:00 ET Jane Fonda To Receive 42nd AFI Life Achievement Award

 Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute's Board of Trustees, announced today the Board's decision to honor Jane Fonda with...


31 Jul, 2013, 03:01 ET AFI Conservatory Boosts Scholarships

The American Film Institute announced today a dramatic increase in scholarship funding at the AFI Conservatory (AFIC) – its immersive...


25 Jun, 2013, 17:07 ET AFI DOCS Presented by Audi Award Winners

AFI DOCS presented by Audi (formerly Silverdocs) announced today its distinguished Audience Award winners, culminating a five day festival...


12 Apr, 2013, 12:01 ET American Film Institute Reestablishes Its Washington, DC Heritage With AFI Docs Presented By Audi

 The American Film Institute (AFI), founded in the White House Rose Garden in 1965, announced today an expansion into the heart of the nation's...


09 Apr, 2013, 11:30 ET Target Presents AFI Night At The Movies

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today its collaboration with Target and MAGNUM® Ice Cream Bar for the return of the special...


04 Apr, 2013, 19:59 ET In Memoriam: Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

 The American Film Institute reflects with sorrow the passing of Roger Ebert, film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times, who received an honorary...


10 Dec, 2012, 14:53 ET American Film Institute Announces AFI Awards 2012 Official Selections

 The American Film Institute (AFI) today announced the official selections of AFI AWARDS 2012 – the awards season event favored by...


05 Oct, 2012, 07:15 ET Mel Brooks To Receive 41st AFI Life Achievement Award

 Sir Howard Stringer, Chair of the American Film Institute's Board of Trustees, announced today the Board's decision to honor Mel Brooks with...


27 Sep, 2012, 13:00 ET WORLD PREMIERE OF HITCHCOCK OPENS AFI FEST 2012 presented by Audi

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that HITCHCOCK, starring Academy Award® winner Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock, Academy...


20 Sep, 2012, 13:00 ET World Premiere Of Steven Spielberg's LINCOLN Is Closing Night Of AFI FEST 2012 Presented By Audi

 The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today that LINCOLN, directed by AFI Life Achievement Award recipient and Academy...