American Film Institute

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American Film Institute

Film organization that educates filmmakers and honors the heritage of the moving picture arts add

Category: Movies & TV

Founded in 1967.

Countries: United States (80%), United Kingdom (8%), (7%)

Main connections: Orson Welles, John Ford, The Other Side of the Wind

Linked to: Motion Picture Association of America

 

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1967

Two years later, in 1967, AFI was established, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Ford Foundation add something


1968

The AFI Catalog, started in 1968, is a web-based filmographic database add something


1969

In 1969, the institute established the Center for Advanced Film Studies at Greystone, the Doheny Mansion in Beverly Hills, California add something

 

AFI Conservatory - The Conservatory is a division of the American Film Institute founded in 1969


1970

The Other Side of the Wind - This scene has been less widely seen because it was not originally included in the "One Man Band" documentary; but the entire AFI ceremony was broadcast in the 1970s as the TV special "AFI Salutes Orson Welles", and was subsequently released on VHS


1971

Rick Rosenthal - He is a graduate of The Choate School , Harvard College 1971 cum laude and the American Film Institute


1972

Frederick Elmes - Born in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey, Elmes studied photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology, attended the American Film Institute in Los Angeles , graduating in 1972

 

Alan Rachins - In 1972, Rachins put his acting career on hold when he was accepted as a fellow in the writing and directing programs at the American Film Institute

 

John Ford - In October 1972 the Screen Directors Guild staged a tribute to Ford and in March 1973 the American Film Institute honored him with its first Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony which was telecast nationwide, with President Richard Nixon promoting Ford to full Admiral and presenting him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


1973

Jerry Goldsmith - Goldsmith's critical success continued with his emotional score to the 1973 prison escape film "Papillon", which earned him an Academy *award nomination and a nomination as one of the AFI's top twenty-five American film scores

 

John Ford - He was the first recipient of the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award in 1973.


1974

James Cagney - In 1974, Cagney received the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.

 

The Night of the Hunter (film) - In 1974, film archivists Robert Gitt and Anthony Slide retrieved several boxes of photographs, sketches, memos, and letters relating to the film from Laughton's widow Elsa Lanchester for the American Film Institute


1975

Orson Welles - Also in 1975, the American Film Institute presented Welles with its third Lifetime Achievement Award (the first two going to director John Ford and actor James_Cagney).

 

Lois Weber - For decades, "The Blot" was considered a lost film, until it was rediscovered by the American Film Institute in 1975, and was reconstituted and restored by Robert Gitt of the UCLA Film & Television Archive in 1986 from an incomplete negative and an incomplete print

 

The Other Side of the Wind - The scenes were originally cut by Welles to show during his AFI Lifetime Achievement *award ceremony in 1975

 

Orson Welles - Welles was given the American Film Institute Lifetime Achievement Award in 1975.

 

The Other Side of the Wind - In February 1975, Welles was *awarded an AFI Lifetime Achievement *award, and used the star-studded ceremony as an opportunity to pitch for funding to complete the film


1979

Notorious (1946 film) - On March 7, 1979, the American Film Institute honored Hitchcock with its Life Achievement *award


1981

The institute moved to its current eight-acre Hollywood campus in 1981 add something

 

David Niven - He hosted the 1981 American Film Institute tribute to Fred Astaire, which was his final appearance in Hollywood

 

Eleanor Powell - She made her final public appearance in 1981 at a televised American Film Institute tribute to Fred Astaire, where she received a standing ovation


1982

Frank Capra - In 1982, the American Film Institute honored Frank Capra by giving him their AFI Life Achievement Award.

 

John Huston - John Huston received the American Film Institute Life Achievement Award in 1982.

 

Conan the Barbarian (1982 film) - Poledouris's score was judged by "Films in Review"s Page Cook as the second best sound track of the films released in 1982 and nominated by the American Film Institute for its 100 Years of Film Scores in 2005


1985

Ernest Pintoff - Following his last film in 1985, Pintoff taught directing at the School of Visual Arts, American Film Institute, USC School of Cinematic Arts, California Institute of the Arts and UCLA


1988

Marc Jordan - In 1988 Jordan sang and co-wrote the theme song to the hit Australian movie "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" which was nominated for an AFI Award for Best Film

 

Jack Lemmon - In 1988, the American Film Institute gave him its Lifetime Achievement Award.


1989

David Fishelson - By 1989, "City News" had been curated for the permanent collection of the Museum of Television & Radio, as well as listed in the American Film Institute's Catalog of Feature Films

 

Gregory Peck - In 1989 the American Film Institute gave Peck the AFI Life Achievement Award.


1991

Kacy Andrews - Kacy graduated Cum Laude from Ball State University in 1991 with a degree in telecommunications and continuing studies at the American Film Institute

 

Terminator 2: Judgment Day - The highest-grossing film of 1991, "Terminator 2" has since been ranked by several publications such as the American Film Institute as one of the greatest action films, science fiction films and sequels of all time


1994

Ken Jacobs - He is a recipient of the 1994 American Film Institute's Maya Deren *award


1997

The Directors Series content was copyrighted in 1997 by Media Entertainment Inc and The American Film Institute, and the VHS and DVDs were released between 1999 and 2001 on Winstar TV and Video add something

 

Steven Spielberg - In 1997, the American Film Institute listed it among the 10 Greatest American Films ever Made (9) which moved up to (8) when the list was remade in 2007.


1998

Monty Python - In 1998 during the US Comedy Arts Festival, where the troupe was *awarded the AFI Star *award by the American Film Institute, the five remaining members, along with what was purported to be Chapman's ashes, were reunited on stage for the first time in 18 years

 

Amy Heckerling - In 1998, she received the Franklin J. Schaffner Medal from the American Film Institute

 

Raiders of the Lost Ark - In 1998, the American Film Institute placed the film at number 60 on its top 100 films of the first century of cinema

 

Martin Scorsese - In 1998, the American Film Institute placed three Scorsese films on their list of the greatest movies in America: Raging Bull at 24, Taxi Driver at 47 and Goodfellas at 94.

 

The Jazz Singer - In 1998, the film was chosen in voting conducted by the American Film Institute as one of the best American films of all time, ranking at number ninety

 

Monty Python - In the 1998 documentary "Live At Aspen" during the US Comedy Arts Festival, where the troupe was *awarded the AFI Star *award by the American Film Institute, the group implied that "Monty" was selected as a gently mocking tribute to Field Marshal Lord Montgomery, a legendary British general of World War II; requiring a "slippery-sounding" surname, they settled on "Python"

 

The Third Man - The film placed 57th on the American Film Institute's list of top American films in 1998, though the film's only American connections were its executive co-producer David O. Selznick and its actors Orson Welles and Joseph Cotten


1999

Kipp Marcus - His screenwriting won him a Best New Writer *award from the American Film Institute at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 1999, as well as producing honors at the Deauville International Film Festival, where it was nominated for best film and was an official selection at the Sundance International Film Festival in 2000

 

Lee Strasberg - In 1999 she was ranked the sixth greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute

 

Ellen Muth - In 1999 she won the American Film Institute Best Actress *award for "The Young Girl and the Monsoon"

 

Clara Bow - In 1999 the American Film Institute left Bow outside its final "100 Years

 

Joan Leslie - In 1999, she was one of the 500 nominees when the American Film Institute voted for the 50 greatest screen legends to have debuted before 1950

 

Lauren Bacall - In 1999, she was voted one of the 25 most significant female movie stars in history by the American Film Institute.

 

Blue Velvet (film) - "Blue Velvet" was ranked as one of the 100 Greatest Films of All Time by "Entertainment Weekly" in 1999 and chosen by the American Film Institute as one of the greatest mystery films ever made


 

The AFI awards were first announced in 2000 add something

 

Raising Arizona - In 2000, the film was nominated for the American Film Institute's list of the one hundred best comedy films of the twentieth century


2002

Allison Janney - Additional accolades for Janney's work in "The West Wing" include four Golden Globe *award nominations, and a nomination in 2002 for American Film Institute's Actor of the Year

 

Tom Hanks - At the age of 45, he became the youngest ever recipient of the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award on June 12, 2002.

 

Splendor in the Grass - In 2002 the American Film Institute ranked Splendor in the Grass number 47 on its definitive list of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories of All Time

 

About a Boy (film) - In December 2002, the film was chosen by the American Film Institute as one of the ten best movies of the year


2003

All the Boys Love Mandy Lane - The film had initially been conceived in 2003 when writer Jacob Forman, producer Chad Feehan, and production designer Tom Hammock were all students at the American Film Institute

 

Alias (TV series) - "Alias" was in the American Film Institute's top ten list for television programs in 2003


2005

BUtterfield 8 - In 2005, the American Film Institute nominated Gloria Wandrous's quote "Mama, face it

 

Good Night, and Good Luck - The American Film Institute named "Good Night, and Good Luck" as one of the Top Ten Movies of 2005

 

House (TV series) - The American Film Institute , included "House" in its 2005 list of 10 Television Programs of the Year

 

George Lucas - The American Film Institute awarded Lucas its Life Achievement Award on June 9, 2005.


2006

George Lucas - He has been dating Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments, since 2006 and she has accompanied him to several events including the 79th Academy Awards ceremony in February 2007, an American Film Institute event in October 2007, the 2008 Cannes Film Festival held in May, and the 2010 Golden Globes.

 

On the Town (film) - In 2006, this film version ranked No. 19 on the American Film Institute's list of best musicals

 

Letters from Iwo Jima - In addition, the American Film Institute named it one of the 10 best films of 2006

 

Inside Man - The American Film Institute named "Inside Man" as one of the top ten films of 2006

 

The Office (U.S. TV series) - The series has been named the best TV series by the American Film Institute in 2006 and 2008 and won two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series in 2006 and 2007

 

Sean Connery - When Connery received the American Film Institute's Lifetime Achievement Award on 8 June 2006, he again confirmed his retirement from acting.


2007

Al Pacino - In 2007 the American Film Institute awarded Pacino with a lifetime achievement award and in 2003 British television viewers voted Pacino as the greatest film star of all time in a poll for Channel 4.

 

Back to the Future - In 2007, the Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry, and in June 2008 the American Film Institute's special AFI's 10 Top 10 designated the film as the 10th-best film in the science fiction genre

 

The Sixth Sense - It was named the 89th Best Film of all time by the American Film Institute in 2007

 

No Country for Old Men (film) - The American Film Institute listed it as an AFI Movie of the Year for 2007, and the Australian Film Critics Association and Houston Film Critics Society both voted it best film of 2007

 

Into the Wild (film) - The American Film Institute listed the film as one of ten AFI Movies of the Year for 2007

 

Knocked Up - On December 16, 2007, the film was chosen by the American Film Institute as one of the ten best movies of the year


2008

Warren Beatty - He was honored with the American Film Institute's Life Achievement *award in 2008

 

Ghosts of Mississippi - In 2008, AFI nominated "Ghosts of Mississippi" for the Courtroom Drama segment of its AFI's 10 Top 10 special but the movie did not make the final countdown

 

The Fly (1986 film) - In 2008, the American Film Institute distributed ballots to 1,500 directors, critics and other people associated with the film industry in order to determine the top ten American films in ten different genre categories

 

The Searchers (film) - In 2008, the American Film Institute named "The Searchers" as the greatest Western of all time

 

Finding Nemo - In 2008, the American Film Institute named it the 10th greatest animated film ever made as part of their 10 Top 10 lists

 

Corpse Bride - In 2008, the American Film Institute nominated this film for its Top 10 Animation Films list

 

A History of Violence - In 2008, the American Film Institute nominated this film for its Top 10 Gangster Films list

 

Devil in a Blue Dress (film) - In 2008, the American Film Institute nominated this film for its Top 10 Mystery Films list

 

The Dark Knight (film) - It was nominated for Best Film at the Critics Choice *awards and was named one of the top ten films of 2008 by the American Film Institute

 

Anna Stothard - She was awarded a scholarship with the Masters programme at the American Film Institute, Los Angeles, which she attended until 2008

 

Breaking Bad - The American Film Institute listed "Breaking Bad" as one of the top ten television series of 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012

 

Gran Torino - "Gran Torino" was recognized by the American Film Institute as one of the Ten Best Films of 2008

 

Unforgiven - In June 2008, "Unforgiven" was listed as the fourth best American film in the western genre in the American Film Institute's "AFI's 10 Top 10" list

 

Anatomy of a Murder - In June 2008, the American Film Institute revealed AFI's 10 Top 10, the best 10 films in 10 "classic" American film genres, after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community

 

Judgment at Nuremberg - In June 2008, the American Film Institute revealed its "Ten Top Ten" after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community

 

Finding Nemo - In June 2008, the American Film Institute revealed its "Ten Top Ten", the best 10 films in 10 "classic" American film genres, after polling over 1,500 people from the creative community

 

Beauty and the Beast (1991 film) - In June 2008, the American Film Institute revealed its "Ten Top Ten" lists of the best ten films in ten "classic" American film genres based on polls of over 1,500 people from the creative community


2009

Up in the Air (2009 film) - In addition, the film was included on lists of the ten best films of 2009 by Roger Ebert, the American Film Institute, and "The New York Times"

 

The Big Bang Theory - The American Film Institute ranked season three one of the 10 best television seasons of 2009

 

Party Down - The American Film Institute named "Party Down" one of the 10 best shows of 2009


2010

Jacques Tati - As guest Artistic Director at AFI FEST 2010, David Lynch selected Tati's "Mon Oncle" alongside "Hour of the Wolf" , "Lolita" , "Rear Window" and "Sunset Boulevard" to be screened in his sidebar program, explaining that,

 

Black Swan (film) - In November 2010, the film was screened at American Film Institute's AFI Fest in Los Angeles, the Denver Film Festival and Camerimage Festival in Bydgoszcz, Poland


2011

Harry Potter (film series) - In addition, the American Film Institute recognized the entire series with a Special *award at the American Film Institute *awards in 2011


2012

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life - Monty Python - In an April 2012 re-release held by the American Film Institute, the tagline is altered to read "It took God six days to create the Heavens and the Earth, and Monty Python just 1 hour and 48 minutes to screw it up"

 

Django Unchained - The American Film Institute named it one of their Top Ten Movies of the Year in December 2012


2013

In 2013, Emmy and Oscar-winning director, producer and screenwriter James L. Brooks joined AFI as Artistic Director of the AFI Conservatory where he provides leadership for the film program add something

 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013 film) - It was selected to serve as the Centerpiece Gala presentation at the 2013 AFI Film Festival

 

Masters of Sex - The American Film Institute listed it as one of the top ten television series of 2013

 

Out of the Furnace - The film premiered at the TCL Chinese Theatre on November 9, 2013 in Hollywood, California as part of the American Film Institute's AFI Fest


2014

Jan Schuette took over as Dean in 2014 add something

 

The Homesman - The film was screened at the 2014 Telluride Film Festival, and the AFI Film Festival, among others


2016

Pahokee, Florida - Along with others it was nominated for, it won three *awards in 2016: the Golden Gate *award for Best Documentary Short at the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Grand Jury Prize - Special Mention, Live Action Short at the American Film Institute's AFI Fest, and the Grand Jury *award at the South by Southwest Film Festival

 

South by Southwest - In September 2016, US President Barack Obama announced a mini-festival, a collaboration between SXSW, the President, and the American Film Institute, called South by South Lawn to be held at the White House on October 3, 2016

 

Gugu Mbatha-Raw - The film premiered at the AFI Film Festival in November 2016


2017

Film Producer Richard Gladstein became Dean on July 1, 2017 add something

 

On 3 November 2017, Ilana Bar-Din Giannini claimed that the AFI expelled her after she accused Dezso Magyar of sexual harassment add something