Mission: Afi is a national institute providing leadership in screen education and the recognition and celebration of excellence in the art of film, television and digital media.
Programs: Education and trainingafi conservatory:this world-renowned film conservatory is devoted exclusively to hands-on learning in collaboration with master filmmakers. Offering a two-year accredited mfa program, degrees are granted in six filmmaking disciplines - cinematography, directing, editing, producing, production design and screenwriting. The afi conservatory's extraordinary alumni testify to the value of the experience. Directing workshop for women:dedicated to increasing the number of women working professionally as directors, this tuition-free program remains the only one of its kind in the nation.
exhibitionafi on screen:as the largest nonprofit film exhibitor in the united states, afi on screen encompasses: * afi fest - this is one of the most influential film festivals in north america, featuring a rich slate of 100 films over 8 days. It combines pre-awards season red carpet premieres with global showcases of the best in contemporary cinema. * afi silver theatre and cultural center - this film and video exhibition space offers an unsurpassed, richly eclectic program of international first-run and repertory cinema - the afi silver connects a diverse regional audience with the best the art form has to offer in a state-of-the-art and architecturally significant screening environment, in silver spring, md. Its three screens are open 365 days a year. * afi docs - a platform for the best new documentaries, afi docs celebrates the power of non-fiction storytelling.
national programsafi life achievement award:established in 1973, this was the first award to recognize a film artist's body of work that has "stood the test of time". It remains the highest honor for a career in film. Afi awards (revenues & expenses included under special events):an almanac for the 21st century, afi awards records and preserves america's cultural legacy by honoring excellence in the moving image arts and documenting afi moments of significance for the year. It is the only f0rm of national recognition that acknowledges the collaborative nature of film and television by honoring the creative ensembles as a whole.