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  1. Angela Lansbury, Lawrence Kasdan Awarded Honorary Degrees by AFI

    6:19 pm 6/10/2015

    They offered advice and inspiration to future filmmakers at the commencement ceremony for the Conservatory of the American Film Institute.Read more

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  2. Seth Winston, Screenwriter and AFI Faculty Member, Dies at 64

    6:23 pm 6/9/2015

    In 1991, he earned an Academy Award for writing and directing the short film 'Session Man.'Read more

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  3. Steve Martin Roasted by Tina Fey, Martin Short at Hilarious AFI Tribute

    11:54 pm 6/4/2015

    As the 43rd recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award, Martin confessed, "When I was a kid I used to get all dressed up and play AFI Life Achievement Awards."Read more

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  4. Caleb Deschanel to Receive AFI Alumni Award

    10:00 am 5/27/2015

    The cinematographer and director will be presented with the Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal at the gala honoring Steve Martin.Read more

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  5. Mel Brooks to Honor Steve Martin at AFI Gala

    10:00 am 5/21/2015

    A past winner of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award, Brooks will be on hand to present the award to its latest recipient.Read more

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  6. Angela Lansbury, Lawrence Kasdan Tapped for AFI Honors

    9:00 am 5/14/2015

    The two will receive honorary degrees at the AFI Conservatory's commencement ceremonies.Read more

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  7. 'Best of Enemies' to Open AFI Docs

    6:00 am 5/12/2015

    'Mavis!' will serve as the closing night film.Read more

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  8. Obama Enlists AFI, SAG-AFTRA to Expand Film Mentorship Programs

    2:12 am 3/20/2015

    The president will announce a "Call to Arts" program at a White House event, expected to be attended by the likes of Hilary Swank and Kal Penn, to support of "the next generation of storytellers."Read more

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  9. IDA Executive Michael Lumpkin Takes Over AFI Docs Festival in D.C.

    3:50 pm 12/12/2014

    Documentary luminary Michael Lumpkin jumps from IDA to AFI DocsRead more

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  10. AFI List of Top 10 Films Expands to Include 11

    12:44 pm 12/8/2014

    The AFI Awards also announced its choices today for the 10 outstanding TV programs of 2014Read more

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