American Film Institute

American Film Institute

American Film Institute

Date Founded



2021 N Western Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90027, USA

Charitable Causes

Film, Radio & Arts Media

Employees (Worldwide)



Schools & Student Services

Company Description

AFI is America's promise to preserve the history of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers. AFI provides leadership in film, television and digital media and is dedicated to initiatives that engage the past, the present and the future of the moving image arts. Become an AFI Member today and play your part in American film! As a non-profit educational and cultural organization, AFI relies on the generous financial support from moving arts enthusiasts like you to provide funding for its programs and initiatives. AFI preserves the legacy of America's film heritage for future generations through the AFI Archive, comprised of rare footage from across the history of the moving image and the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, an authoritative record of American films from 1893 to the present. AFI honors the artists and their work through a variety of annual programs and special events, including the AFI Life Achievement Award and AFI Awards. Celebrating its 41st year in 2013, the AFI Life Achievement Award has remained the highest honor for a career in film while AFI Awards, the Institute's almanac for the 21st century, honors the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year. AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies television events and movie reference lists have introduced and reintroduced classic American movies to millions of film lovers. And as the largest nonprofit exhibitor in the United States, AFI offers film enthusiasts a variety of events throughout the year, including AFI Fest presented by Audi, the Institute's annual year-end celebration of artistic excellence in cinema; AFI Silverdocs, the largest documentary festival in the U.S.; and year-round programming at the AFI Silver Theatre in the Washington, DC, area. AFI educates the next generation of storytellers at its AFI Conservatory, which has been consistently recognized as one of the world's top film schools, boasting alumni including Darren Aronofsky, Patty Jenkins, Janusz Kaminski, Heidi Levitt, Matthew Libatique, David Lynch, Terrence Malick, Wally Pfister, Robert Richardson, Ed Zwick and so many more. AFI Conservatory offers a two-year Master of Fine Arts degree in six filmmaking disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design and Screenwriting. Aspiring artists learn from the masters in a collaborative, hands-on production environment with an emphasis on storytelling. AFI is guided by a prestigious Board of Trustees, chaired by Sir Howard Stringer, and a Board of Directors, chaired by Bob Daly, and is comprised of key figures from the entertainment, business and academic communities. It is led by President and CEO Bob Gazzale

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Assistant Secretary

Executive Vice Dean

Chief Advancement Officer

Dean of Conservatory

Director, Festivals

Human Resources Director

President Emerita

Vice President Infrastructure

Sdac Director

Board of Directors

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President & Chief Executive Officer at AMC Networks, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer-AT&T Latin America & Global Marketing Officer at AT&T, Inc.

Founder at Todd R. Wagner Foundation

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Chief Creative Officer, Disney Studios Content at The Walt Disney Company

Member, Board of Directors at Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, Inc.

Former President at Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Inc.

Former Pacific South West Area AABS Managing Partner at Ernst & Young LLP

Professor at Wesleyan University

Distinguished Alumni
Michael Shuken is now Corporate Managing Director at Savills Studley, Inc.
Dante Di Loreto is now President of Scripted Entertainment at Fremantlemedia North America, Inc.
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