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Composer John Williams to Receive 44th AFI Life Achievement Award
America's Highest Honor for a Career in Film Goes to a Composer For the First Time in the History of the Award

Gala Event Will be Held June 9, 2016
Tribute Will Air on TNT and Turner Classic Movies in June 2016
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AFI Makes History at 2015 Student Academy Awards

First-ever Sweep of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals in the Narrative Category

More Medals Earned than Any Other Film School This Year
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American Film Institute Announces AFI Awards 2015 Call for Submissions and Key Dates

Honorees to be Announced on December 7, 2015

Outstanding Achievements in Film and Tv Celebrated at Invitation-Only Luncheon on January 8, 2016
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AFI Conservatory Continues Winning Streak with Alum Duke Johnson's Grand Jury Prize Win at Venice Film Festival Download 9.14.15
AFI Conservatory Sweeps the 2015 Student Academy Awards Narrative Category Download 8.25.15

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AFI DOCS Film Festival Audience Award Winners:
Best Feature goes to WHAT HAPPENED, MISS SIMONE?

Festival Convenes Global Filmmakers With U.S. and International Leaders
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AFI Conservatory 2015 Commencement Celebrates New Filmmakers

Angela Lansbury and Lawrence Kasdan Receive AFI Honorary Degrees by Surprise Presenters Jeffrey Katzenberg and James Newton Howard
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Jack Black, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Queen Latifah, Conan O'Brien Among Guests And Participants At

The 43Rd AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute To Steve Martin

Special Broadcast Will Premiere Saturday, June 13, at 10:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on TBS with Encore on TCM on Thursday, July 30, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT
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Caleb Deschanel to Receive the American Film Institute's 25th Annual Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal

Honoring the Outstanding Achievements of AFI Conservatory Alumni, Award will be Presented to the Legendary Cinematographer on June 4, 2015
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AFI Conservatory Films Win At The 68th Cannes Film Festival

Cinéfondation First Prize Goes to Pippa Bianco's SHARE

Emerging Filmmaker Showcase's LGBTQ Honorable Mention Goes to Bennett Lasseter's STEALTH
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Mel Brooks To Present Steve Martin With American Film Institute Life Achievement Award

Martin to be Honored at AFI Gala Tribute at the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, June 4, 2015

TBS to Premiere AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin June 13, With Turner Classic Movies Encore Slated for July 30
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Turner Broadcasting Extends Deal to Present
AFI Life Achievement Award Through 2018

America's Highest Honor for a Career in Film
To be Presented Next to Steve Martin on June 4

TBS to Premiere AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steve Martin June 13, With Turner Classic Movies Encore Slated for July
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Keynote Speaker Jill Soloway Offers Strong Advice at Showcase for AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop For Women Download 5.15.15
Angela Lansbury and Lawrence Kasdan to Receive Honorary Degrees From The American Film Institute Conservatory

2015 Commencement Held on June 10, 2015 at 10:00 a.m.
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AFI Conservatory Sweeps the 36th College Television Awards

AFI Conservatory Class of 2014 Win Five Awards
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Jill Soloway to Keynote AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women Showcase on May 14

Soloway Joins Gina Prince-Bythewood and Daisy von Scherler Mayer as Newly Named Artists-In-Residence For DWW Class Of 2015
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The American Film Institute Presents the Work of its Filmmakers at AFI Conservatory 2015 Showcase

AFI Launches the AFI Conservatory Online Theater For Thesis Films by AFI Alumni
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SAG-AFTRA and AFI Answer President Obama’s National Call to Service and Mentoring

AFI and SAG-AFTRA Pledge to Work Toward One Million Hours of Mentorship in Support of the Next Generation of Storytellers
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The White House and the American Film Institute to Celebrate Young Storytellers at the Second Annual White House Student Film Festival

Two-Day DC Event in Collaboration with Participant Media Will Put Dreams on Display in the East Room, Showcasing Films on "The Impact of Giving Back"

AFI and Participant Media To Present Additional Screenings and Filmmaker Workshops
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AFI FEST 2015 presented by Audi Announces Festival Dates and Call For Entries

29th AFI FEST to be held November 5–12
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AFI Awards Annual Luncheon Gathers The Creative Community's Finest To Celebrate The Year's Outstanding Films And Television Programs

Living Legend Kirk Douglas, in Rare Public Appearance, Announces New Scholarship at the AFI Conservatory

Official Rationales Entered Into the American Film Institute's Almanac of the Art Form, As Well as Exclusive On-Site Video Interviews with Renowned Film and TV Artists
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American Film Institute Announces
AFI Awards 2014 Official Selections
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