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AFI Alumni at SXSW 2013: Updated List with Music Videos

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SXSW 2013 | AFI ALUMNI CREDITS

This year’s South by Southwest festival will feature 27 productions from 42 AFI alumni. The Austin-based festival begins on Friday, March 8th. Learn more at SXSW.com.

BIG ASS SPIDER!

Benji Bakshi (AFI Class of 2009), Cinematographer

(Midnighters)

BURMA

Tom Richmond (AFI Class of 1979), Cinematographer

(Narrative Feature Competition)

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March 2013 Issue of American Film Now Online

The new issue of American Film™ is now online at http://americanfilm.afi.com/.  This month’s edition features an interview with composer Danny Elfman (OZ: THE GREAT AND POWERFUL), a look back at Paul Schrader’s work on TAXI DRIVER and more.

The Oscar at the AFI Conservatory Library

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This weekend will bring us the 85th annual Academy Awards ceremony hosted by Seth MacFarlane.

The AFI Conservatory library currently has an Oscar on display in its reading room. The award was presented to Warren Newcombe for his work on GREEN DOLPHIN STREET in 1947. We thought that we should share a picture of it in honor of the event, and we wish all the nominees and participants good luck.

AFI Alumni Films at SXSW 2013 (Updated List)

(Note: this list has been updated to a more current version here.)

Film fans! Are you ready to visit Texas?

This year’s South by Southwest festival will feature 23 films from 39 AFI alumni. The Austin-based festival begins on Friday, March 8th. Learn more at SXSW.com.

SXSW 2013 | AFI ALUMNI CREDITS

BIG ASS SPIDER!

Benji Bakshi (AFI Class of 2009), Cinematographer

(Midnighters)

BURMA

Tom Richmond (AFI Class of 1979), Cinematographer

(Narrative Feature Competition)

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Grand Central Station: 100 Years of Cinema

Today New York’s Grand Central Station celebrates its centennial birthday. To celebrate, AFI has compiled a list of films in which the famous terminal “plays a role.”

RED HAIRED ALIBI (1932)
http://www.afi.com/members/catalog/DetailView.aspx?s=&Movie=5621

STRANGERS OF THE EVENING (1932)
http://www.afi.com/members/catalog/DetailView.aspx?s=&Movie=6853

DANGEROUSLY YOURS (1933)
http://www.afi.com/members/catalog/DetailView.aspx?s=&Movie=5386

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February 2013 Issue of American Film Now Online

The new issue of American Film™ is now online at http://americanfilm.afi.com/. This month’s edition features “90 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About Warner Bros.”

Andy Serkis Visits the AFI Conservatory

Andy Serkis visited the AFI Conservatory this week to discuss his motion capture experiences on films like THE HOBBIT, LORD OF THE RINGS and KING KONG. Here he is pictured to the right of Ahmed Best, a current Fellow at the Institute who did the motion capture acting for the character of Jar Jar Binks in several STAR WARS films.

AFI Alumni Winners - Sundance 2013

Congratulations to all of the AFI alumni who worked on award-winning films! Sundance 2013 showed 25 films which featured the work of 40 AFI Conservatory Alums.

The winners are…

AFTERNOON DELIGHT
James Burke (AFI Class of 1993), Executive Producer
Rick Rosenthal (AFI Class of 1973), Executive Producer
Jean-Paul Leonard (AFI Class of 2011), Art Director
Directing Award: U.S. Dramatic

http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13033/afternoon_delight

COMPUTER CHESS
Matthias Grunsky (AFI Class of 2000), Cinematographer
Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize

FRUITVALE
Rachel Morrison (AFI Class of 2006), Cinematographer
U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic
Audience Award: U.S. Dramatic presented by Acura

http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13025/fruitvale

IN A WORLD…
Seamus Tierney (AFI Class of 2004), Cinematographer
Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award: U.S. Dramatic

http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13027/in_a_world

PALIMPSEST
Todd Banhazl (AFI Class of 2009), Cinematographer
Short Film Special Jury Award for Acting

THE SPECTACULAR NOW
Linda Sena (AFI Class of 2001), Production Designer
U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting

http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13117/the_spectacular_now

WHIPLASH
Edd Lukas (AFI Class of 2008), Cinematographer
Short Film Jury Award: U.S. Fiction

AFI Alumni at the Sundance Film Festival

Who’s excited for the Sundance Film Festival? We have 40 AFI Conservatory Alums represented across 25 films screening throughout the festival!

Check out all the films screening and their dates at the following links:

U.S. DRAMATIC COMPETITION

AFTERNOON DELIGHT

James Burke (AFI Class of 1993), Executive Producer

Rick Rosenthal (AFI Class of 1973), Executive Producer

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

http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13033/afternoon_delight

EMANUEL AND THE TRUTH ABOUT FISHES

Polly Morgan (AFI Class of 2010), Cinematographer

Anne Costa (AFI Class of 2010), Production Designer

Brittany Bradford (AFI Class of 2010), Art Director

Katelynn Wheelock (AFI Class of 2010), Set Decorator

Erika Walters (AFI Class of 2010), On-Set Dresser

http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13124/emanuel_and_the_truth_about_fishes

FRUITVALE

Rachel Morrison (AFI Class of 2006), Cinematographer

http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13025/fruitvale

IN A WORLD…

Seamus Tierney (AFI Class of 2004), Cinematographer

http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13027/in_a_world

MAY IN THE SUMMER

Rick Rosenthal (AFI Class of 1973), Executive Producer

http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13036/may_in_the_summer

THE SPECTACULAR NOW

Linda Sena (AFI Class of 2001), Production Designer

http://filmguide.sundance.org/film/13117/the_spectacular_now

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AFI Alumni at the 2012 AFI Awards

27 Alumni with work in 8 Films and 5 Television Programs received an AFI Award last Friday for their work as a part of the film or program’s collaborative team.

 

AFI MOVIES OF THE YEAR

ARGO

Sharon Seymour (AFI Class of 1984), Production Designer

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (AFI Class of 1997), Second Unit Director

Andres Cubillan (AFI Class of 2008), Assistant Art Director: Additional Photography


BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD

Affonso Gonçalves (AFI Class of 1993), Editor

 

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