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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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AFI Alumni Recent Nominations and Award Winners

It’s Awards Season in Hollywood, and AFI is proud to congratulate our AFI Conservatory  Alumni with recent nominations and wins. We are thrilled to have so many of our alumni represented with prestigious nominations from the Golden Globes and Academy Awards to Guild and Society Awards, and so many more!

70th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

HOMELAND
Gideon Raff (AFI Class of 2003), Executive Producer/Screenwriter
Best Television Series – Drama (Winner)

85th ACADEMY AWARDS
(Winners announced on February 24, 2013)

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

LINCOLN
Janusz Kamiński (AFI Class of 1987), Cinematographer
Cinematography(Nominee)

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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

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

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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AFI Alumni and Staff Films Screening at AFI FEST 2012

AFI is so very proud of our talented alumni and staff with films selected to screen at AFI FEST 2012!

THE ABCS OF DEATH – D IS FOR DOGFIGHT SEGMENT
Harris Charalambous (AFI Class of 2003), Cinematographer
Midnight

ALASKA IS A DRAG
P. David Ebersole (AFI Class of 1991), Executive Producer
Shaz Bennett (AFI Directing Workshop for Women, Class of 2012), Director/Screenwriter
Tobias Datum (AFI Class of 2002), Cinematographer
Shorts Programs

CHILLY
Dylan Kohler (AFI Class of 2005), Producer/Director/Screenwriter/Editor
Armando Koghan (AFI Class of 2005), Cinematographer
Shorts Programs

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AFI Alum Honored By the International Cinematographers Guild

AFI is proud to announce that AFI Conservatory Alum, Pete Villani (AFI Class of 2004) will be honored at the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) 16th Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards for his work on the film CARJACK. Daron Keet will also be honored for his work on the AFI Directing Workshop for Women film RIPPLE EFFECT, directed by Velvet Andrews-Smith.

Showcasing some of today’s most promising talent, the program takes place Sunday, September 30th, 2012 at the DGA at 5pm and is followed by a cocktail reception.  

For more information and to attend, go to: 

http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=ouczf5bab&oeidk=a07e6ay9v8w6c7cb350

AFI Conservatory Alumni in the News – August 2012 Recap

So many of our AFI Alumni have been recognized over the past month on their work and accomplishments!

NBC has acquired an hour-long romantic comedy, tentatively titled CYRANO penned by Michael Palmer (AFI Class of 1999).

Dimension Films has acquired ANGRY LITTLE GOD for US Distribution. AFI Class of 2004 alum Daniel Stamm directed the film.

Warner Brothers has acquired a script from Vera Blasi (AFI Class of 1991) titled PONTIUS PILATE which follows the life of Lucius Pontius Pilate from his beginnings as “the sensitive son of a Roman Knight into a ferocious solider.”

An interview with Cinematographer Robert Elswit (AFI Class of 1977) regarding his work on THE BOURNE LEGACY.

Pete Villani (AFI Class of 2004) was named one of eight honorees for the Emerging Cinematographer Awards named by the International Cinematographers Guild.

AFI Alumni director Thymaya Payne (AFI Class of 2006) won the Boccalino D’oro (independent critics award) at the Locarno Film Festival for his documentary on Somali pirates STOLEN SEAS.

Directing Workshop For Women alumna Rachel Goldberg (Class of 2010), has shared the news that her short film NEIGHBORS has received First Place for the Alternative Spirit Award from the Rhode Island International Film Festival, and will screen on Friday, September 21 in Los Angeles at the Sunset Gower Studios as part of the NewFilmmakers LA Film series.

Directing Workshop For Women alumna Hanelle Culpepper (Class of 2002) directed an episode of 90210 this month, which featured Olympian Ryan Lochte.

And finally, be sure to check out this interview with Karen Maruyama, a member of the AFI Conservatory Directing Faculty, on her role Jay Roach’s THE CAMPAIGN.

Congratulations to all!

WILD HORSES: A Directing Workshop for Women Film Shoot - Here are some beautiful photos from one of our AFI Directing Workshop for Women participants, Stephanie Martin, on her recent WILD HORSES film shoot. Stephanie and her husband (the cinematographer on WILD HORSES, Oscar Award Winner Robert Richardson) are both also AFI Alumni. (AFI Class of 2002 and AFI Class of 1979). WILD HORSES stars the talented Mireille Enos of THE KILLING. Photos by Melissa Farlow.

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