America's cultural legacy resonates around the world through movies and television. When placed in an historical context, these stories archive a complex, rich, visual record of our modern civilization.
AFI was created to protect and preserve the legacy of the moving image art form so that future generations will have a greater understanding and appreciation for the proud heritage reflected in the realities of a new modern day.
Each year, AFI Awards — favored by artists and entertainment executives for its intimacy and collaborative recognition where everyone is a winner — honors excellence in the moving image arts within the context of a Year in Review. One of AFI's national mandates is the creation of an annual almanac that records and preserves the evolution of the moving image arts in the 21st century.
AFI Awards records each year's most outstanding achievements in film, television and other forms of the moving image arts. The honorees-only gathering is the only form of national recognition that honors the creative ensemble as a whole — those in front of and behind the camera. The private luncheon honors the talented teams that created the 10 most outstanding films and 10 most outstanding television programs of the year.
AFI Awards honorees are selected by a unique jury process comprised of experts from across the moving image communities — including scholars, critics, film and television artists and AFI Trustees.
Scholarships have been created for the AFI Conservatory in recognition of the program. The AFI Conservatory is consistently recognized as one of the world's top film schools for it's advanced training of the next generation of storytellers in six core disciplines.
For additional information about AFI Awards, contact Amy Campbell at 323.856.7676 or acampbell@AFI.com.