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AFI Founder George Stevens Jr.’s Memoir Spans Hollywood and Washington

The 90-year-old filmmaker and producer, who also founded the Kennedy Center Honors, has carved out a life outside the shadow of his famed father, avoiding becoming known as the "second-best film director” in the family.

American Film Institute Sets New Date for AFI Awards After COVID-19 Postponement

The AFI Awards reception is now scheduled to take place March 11 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

‘Dune’ and ‘West Side Story’ Among AFI 2021 Film and TV Award Winners

The American Film Institute's choices for the year’s 10 best films and 10 best TV shows includes movies like 'CODA' and 'King Richard' and TV series 'Hacks' and 'Reservation Dogs.'

American Film Institute Taps Karen Schwartzman as Senior Director, Innovative Programs

The 20 year film and media veteran will develop short-term programming initiatives.

Julie Andrews to Be Honored at Rescheduled American Film Institute Gala in November

The actor will be recognized on Nov. 11 at the Dolby Theatre.

Robert Osborne’s Life, Legacy Discussed by Ben Mankiewicz, Scott Feinberg

The convo is timed to what would have been Osborne's 89th birthday and to the launch of The Osborne Collection, a microsite within the American Film Institute's website.

AFI Launches Virtual Gallery of Robert Osborne’s TCM Intros (Exclusive)

The beloved TCM host died in 2017, but will live on forever on the website of the AFI, an institution he loved.

AFI Fest Director Michael Lumpkin Retires (Exclusive)

Lumpkin came to AFI in 2015 to serve as director of AFI Docs, and in 2018 was promoted to oversee both AFI Docs and AFI Fest.

AFI Awards: ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ ‘Minari,’ ‘Soul’ Among Picks for Best Films of 2020

On the TV side, the American Film Institute recognized 'Bridgerton,' 'The Good Lord Bird,' 'Lovecraft Country,' 'The Queen's Gambit' and 'Ted Lasso,' among other titles.

American Film Institute Partners With AMC to Establish Black Production Fund for Thesis Filmmakers

The American Film Institute on Friday unveiled the establishment of a Black Production Fund in partnership with AMC Networks.

AFI Receives $3M Gift From Trustee Emeritus Lawrence Herbert

The American Film Institute has received a $3 million gift from AFI trustee emeritus Lawrence Herbert.

Melina Matsoukas Talks ‘Queen & Slim’ Inspirations and Why Her Film Is No ‘Bonnie and Clyde’

The American Film Institute alum — whose movie opens AFI Fest, running Nov. 14-21 in Hollywood — talks about what it's like being a black woman directing in 2019 and her real-life experience of being pulled over by a cop for no reason: "I was profiled."