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AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE’S AFI AWARDS 2012 TO CELEBRATE
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS IN FILM AND TELEVISION
AT EXCLUSIVE LUNCHEON ON JANUARY 11, 2013

HONOREES TO BE ANNOUNCED ON DECEMBER 10, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA, September 10, 2012 – The American Film Institute’s “almanac” of the year’s most outstanding achievements in film and television, AFI AWARDS will be held on January 11, 2013 and honorees will be announced on December 10, 2012. Favored by artists and entertainment executives for its intimacy and collaborative recognition, the annual gathering is the only form of national appreciation that honors the creative ensemble as a whole – those in front of and behind the camera – and is popular with honorees because there are no winners or losers. AFI will honor the talented teams that created the 10 most outstanding films and 10 most outstanding television programs of the year at a private luncheon in Los Angeles.

Television Submission Deadline October 26, 2012
Film Submission Deadline November 1, 2012
Honorees Announced December 10, 2012
AFI AWARDS 2012 January 11, 2013

Marking the thirteenth chapter in the American Film Institute’s 21st century almanac, AFI AWARDS honorees are selected by a unique jury process comprised of experts from across the moving image communities – including film and television artists, scholars, critics and AFI Trustees.  Details about the selection process, submission forms and lists of past AFI AWARDS honorees are available at AFI.com.

About the American Film Institute
AFI is America’s promise to preserve the history of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers.  AFI provides leadership in film, television and digital media and is dedicated to initiatives that engage the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts. 

AFI programs include the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and AFI Archive, which preserve film heritage for future generations; the AFI Life Achievement Award – the highest honor for a career in film – now in its 41st year; AFI Awards, honoring the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year; AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies television events and movie reference lists, which have introduced and reintroduced classic American movies to millions of film lovers; year-round and special event exhibition through AFI Fest presented by Audi, AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs and the AFI Silver Theatre; and educating the next generation of storytellers at the world renowned AFI Conservatory.

American Airlines is the official airline of the American Film Institute, providing travel support throughout the year.  Additional sponsorship is provided throughout the year by Stella Artois.

 For more information about AFI, visit AFI.com or connect with AFI at twitter.com/AmericanFilm, facebook.com/AmericanFilmInstitute and youtube.com/AFI.




Contact:
Jessica Smith - American Film Institute
jsmith@AFI.com or 323.856.7766



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