AFI CONSERVATORY


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Educating Tomorrow's Storytellers…Today

The filmmakers at the world-renowned AFI Conservatory learn by doing. Here, tomorrow's storytellers are placed in a hands-on, production-based environment and are trained by a group of dedicated working professionals from the film and television communities.

Located in the heart of the entertainment community in Hollywood, the AFI Conservatory places a strong emphasis on narrative visual storytelling and personal expression. This film program instills the tools that help filmmakers practice their craft and become better storytellers. Classes are broken up into teams that mirror a real production environment. Those teams collaborate on and produce more films than any other graduate-level film school. Upon graduation, about 81% of our graduates report that they are working.

APPLICATIONS FOR FALL 2018 WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER

If you have any questions about the application or the requirements, please contact the admissions office at 323.856.7740 or admissions@AFI.com. Join the AFI Conservatory's Mailing List.


AFI CONSERVATORY NEWS

Interview: AFI Conservatory Alumna Mimi Leder on Directing THE LEFTOVERS
As an executive producer and director on HBO’s THE LEFTOVERS, Mimi Leder (AFI Class of 1973, Cinematography) brought her deft storytelling touch to the recent series finale. But her work has extended well beyond the prestige mystery series,... >>
Congrats to AFI’s 2017 Emmy-Nominated Alumni
Thursday morning’s 69th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards announcement boasted a total of 17 nominations for AFI Conservatory and AFI Directing Workshop for Women alumni. Altogether, 54 AFI alumni worked on 27 of this year’s nominated... >>
American Film Institute Kicks Off 50th Anniversary at AFI Conservatory 2017 Commencement
A historic AFI Conservatory Commencement at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Monday, June 5, 2017, marked the 50th Anniversary of the Institute’s formation in 1967, with its honorees — the AFI Class of 2017, as well as Honorary... >>
Congratulations to AFI Conservatory Alumna Patty Jenkins
This weekend, director Patty Jenkins’ WONDER WOMAN opened to critical and commercial acclaim as the biggest box-office opening for a female director ever. The American Film Institute congratulates Jenkins, an alumna of the AFI Conservatory... >>