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Alumni Nominated for Film Independent Spirit Awards and National Board of Review Awards

AFI is happy to congratulate the following AFI Conservatory alums that have been recently nominated for the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards and the 2012 National Board of Review Awards.

2013 FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS
(7 Films with 9 Alums credited)

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Affonso Gonçalves (AFI Class of 1993), Editor
Best Feature (Nominee)

THE INVISIBLE WAR
Kirby Dick (AFI Class of 1983), Director/Screenwriter
Best Documentary (Nominee)

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON
Affonso Gonçalves (AFI Class of 1993), Editor
Best Feature (Nominee)

MOSQUITA Y MARI
Magela Crosignani (AFI Class of 2008), Cinematographer
Augie Robles (AFI Class of 1995), Editor
John Cassavetes Award (Nominee)

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
Rita DaSilva (AFI Class of 2005), Additional Editor
Best First Feature (Nominee)

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Screened at AFI FEST 2012)
Masanobu Takayanagi (AFI Class of 2002), Cinematographer
Jay Cassidy (AFI Class of 1976), Editor
Best Feature (Nominee)

SOUND OF MY VOICE
Zal Batmanglij (AFI Class of 2006), Director/Screenwriter
Rachel Morrison (AFI Class of 2006), Cinematographer
Best First Feature (Nominee)

2012 NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW AWARDS
(11 Films with 15 Alums credited)

ARBITRAGE
Lauren Versel (AFI Class of 1984), Executive Producer
Brian Young (AFI Class of 1974), Executive Producer
Top 10 Independent Films

ARGO
Sharon Seymour (AFI Class of 1984), Production Designer
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (AFI Class of 1997), Second Unit Director
Top Films

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Affonso Gonçalves (AFI Class of 1993), Editor
Top Films

DJANGO UNCHAINED
Robert Richardson (AFI Class of 1979), Cinematographer
Top Films

END OF WATCH
Jillian Longnecker (AFI Class of 2002), Co-Producer
Top 10 Independent Films

THE INVISIBLE WAR
Kirby Dick (AFI Class of 1983), Director/Screenwriter
Top 5 Documentaries

LINCOLN (Screened at AFI FEST 2012)
Janusz Kamiński, AFI Class of 1987), Cinematographer
Sarah Broshar (AFI Class of 2005), First Assistant Editor
Top Films

NO
Daniel Dreifuss (AFI Class of 2007), Producer
Top 5 Foreign Language Films

THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER
Rita DaSilva (AFI Class of 2005), Additional Editor
Top Films

PROMISED LAND
Gregory Weimerskirch (AFI Class of 1994), Art Director
Top Films

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Screened at AFI FEST 2012)
Masanobu Takayanagi (AFI Class of 2002), Cinematographer
Jay Cassidy (AFI Class of 1976), Editor

Awards Season recognition for AFI FEST filmmakers

As Awards season approaches, AFI FEST 2012 Official Selections have begun collecting awards.  Here is a list of the AFI FEST films that have gotten major recognition already.

AFI Awards

LIFE OF PI

LINCOLN

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Spirit Award nominees

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Female Lead, Best Male Lead)

THE LONELIEST PLANET (Best Director)

STARLET (John Cassavetes Award, Robert Altman Award)

THE COLOR WHEEL (John Cassavetes Award)

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE (Best Documentary)

AMOUR (Best International Film)

RUST AND BONE (Best International Film)

WAR WITCH (Best International Film)

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA  (Best International Film)

SAG Award nominees

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Best Leading Actor, Best Leading Actress, Best Supporting Actor)

LINCOLN (Best Leading Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress)

RUST AND BONE (Best Leading Actress)

HITCHCOCK (Best Leading Actress)

THE IMPOSSIBLE (Best Leading Actress)

 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards

AMOUR (Best Picture)

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (Best Actress)

HOLY MOTORS (Best Foreign Language Film)

LEVIATHAN (The Douglas Edwards Experimental/Independent Film Video Award)

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

LINCOLN (Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress)

THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE (Best Non-Fiction Film)

AMOUR (Best Foreign Film)

Congratulations to all our recognized filmmakers, we look forward to following your continued success as awards season progresses.

AFI FEST 2012 Films Nominated for Golden Globes

Congratulations to all the AFI FEST 2012 films that have been nominated for Golden Globes!

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
LIFE OF PI
LINCOLN

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Marion Cotillard, RUST AND BONE
Helen Mirren, HITCHCOCK
Naomi Watts, THE IMPOSSIBLE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
Daniel Day-Lewis, LINCOLN

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jennifer Lawrence, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Maggie Smith, QUARTET

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Bradley Cooper, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
RISE OF THE GUARDIANS

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
A ROYAL AFFAIR
AMOUR
KON-TIKI
RUST AND BONE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Sally Field, LINCOLN

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Tommy Lee Jones, LINCOLN

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE
Ang Lee, LIFE OF PI
Steven Spielberg, LINCOLN

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE
Tony Kushner, LINCOLN
David O. Russell, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

AFI Conservatory Alumni Honored in 2012 AFI Awards

We are proud to congratulate the 25 AFI Conservatory Alums being honored with an AFI Award this year. The following alumni were a part of the collaborative teams in seven films and five television programs selected for 2012.

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR

ARGO
Sharon Seymour (AFI Class of 1984), Production Designer
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (AFI Class of 1997), Second Unit Director

BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
Affonso Gonçalves (AFI Class of 1993), Editor

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
Wally Pfister (AFI Class of 1988), Cinematographer
Berenice Eveno (AFI Class of 2011), Set Assistant/Assistant to Wally Pfister

DJANGO UNCHAINED
Robert Richardson (AFI Class of 1979), Cinematographer

LIFE OF PI
Cindy Shin-lun Li (AFI Class of 2013), Production Assistant
Pin-Chun Liu (AFI Class of 2013), Grip

LINCOLN
Janusz Kamiński (AFI Class of 1987), Cinematographer
Sarah Broshar (AFI Class of 2005), First Assistant Editor

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
Masanobu Takayanagi (AFI Class of 2002), Cinematographer
Jay Cassidy (AFI Class of 1976), Editor

AFI TV PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM
Bradley Buecker (AFI Class of 2003), Co-Executive Producer/Director/Editor
Dante Di Loreto (AFI Class of 1991), Executive Producer
Brad Falchuk (AFI Class of 1996), Executive Producer/Screenwriter
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (AFI Class of 1997), Director
Adam Penn (AFI Class of 2003), Editor

HOMELAND
Gideon Raff (AFI Class of 2003), Executive Producer/Screenwriter

MAD MEN
Jennifer Getzinger (AFI Directing Workshop for Women, Class of 2005), Director
Nathaniel Smith (AFI Class of 2006), Associate Producer
Chris Manley (AFI Class of 1994), Cinematographer
Christopher Gay (AFI Class of 2006), Editor

MODERN FAMILY
Steven Rasch (AFI Class of 1988), Editor

THE WALKING DEAD
Sang Kyu Kim (AFI Class of 2006), Producer
Lesli Linka Glatter (AFI Directing Workshop for Women, Class of 1982), Director (episode airing February 10, 2013)
Rohn Schmidt (AFI Class of 1985), Cinematographer

Photos from the U.S. Premiere of THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City on Thursday, December 6, 2012. 

U.S. Premiere of THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Tonight in New York

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY from Academy Award®-winning Peter Jackson has its U.S. Premiere tonight at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, and will benefit the education and preservation initiatives of the American Film Institute.

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY is the first in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien. The film, a production of New Line Cinema and MGM, will be released nationwide on December 14, 2012 from Warner Bros. Pictures.

The Ziegfeld Theatre is New York City’s largest single screen venue and was built in 1969 as one of the last great movie palaces in the nation.

The screening begins at 7 p.m. EST, with the following expected cast and crew in attendance: 

Andy Serkis (cast - Gollum)
Elijah Wood (cast - Frodo)
Ian McKellen (cast - Gandalf the Grey)
Martin Freeman (cast - Bilbo Baggins)
Richard Armitage (cast - Thorin Oakenshield)
Jed Brophy (cast – Dwarf)
Peter Hambleton (cast – Dwarf)
William Kircher (cast – Dwarf)
Stephen Hunter (cast – Dwarf)
Mark Hadlow (cast – Dwarf)           
John Callen (cast – Dwarf)
Graham McTavish (cast – Dwarf)
Aidan Turner (cast – Dwarf)
Adam Brown (cast – Dwarf)
Dean O’Gorman (cast – Dwarf)
James Nesbitt (cast – Dwarf)           
 
Peter Jackson (Dir/Prod/Screenplay)
Fran Walsh (Prod/Screenplay)
Phillipa Boyens (Co-Producer)
Ken Kamins (Exec Producer)
Alan Horn (Exec Producer)
Joe Letteri (SFX Supervisor)

AFI Board Members Make the “Women in Entertainment: Power 100” List

Three members of our Board of Trustees are listed on the “Women in Entertainment 2012: Power 100 List” in today’s issue of The Hollywood Reporter

Current board members on the list are Anne Sweeney, Kathleen Kennedy and Shonda Rhimes.

Board Emeriti members also on the list are Amy Pascal and Stacey Snider.

Congratulations to all!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/women-entertainment-list-anne-sweeney-396224

AFI Conservatory Alumni at Sundance 2013

Congratulations to all the AFI Conservatory alums who will be at Sundance 2013 in January!

U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION 

AFTERNOON DELIGHT

Jean-Paul Leonard (AFI Class of 2011), Art Director

EMANUEL AND THE TRUTH ABOUT FISHES

Polly Morgan (AFI Class of 2010), Cinematographer

Anne Costa (AFI Class of 2010), Production Designer

Katelynn Wheelock (AFI Class of 2010), Set Decorator

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The Unexpected Journey of Andy Serkis

Our December Issue of American Film Magazine is now available online. Read our exclusive interview with actor Andy Serkis, in which he discusses creating the character “Gollum” in a motion capture suit, for the upcoming Peter Jackson film, THE HOBBIT. 
Read the latest issue now 
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DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN LOVES THE MOVIES

Read our interview with author and historian Doris Kearns Goodwin. Her prize-winning, best-selling book “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,” was the basis for Steven Spielberg’s new film LINCOLN.

http://americanfilm.AFI.com/cover-story

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