AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE CONSERVATORY
Located in the heart of Hollywood, the AFI Conservatory serves to educate tomorrow's filmmakers in the disciplines of directing, producing, cinematography, editing, screenwriting and production design.
Founded in 1969, the two year graduate program revolves around the philosophy of "learning by doing" and is extremely selective, admitting up to 140 students per class.
The Program boasts an impressive group of alumni that continue to influence filmmaking around the world, and are continually celebrated with wins at the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Tony Awards, Cannes Film Festival among others.
Darren Aronofsky (Directing, '92) - BLACK SWAN, REQUIEM FOR A DREAM
David Lynch (Directing, '70) - MULHOLLAND DRIVE, BLUE VELVET
Terrence Malick (Directing, '69) - TREE OF LIFE, THIN RED LINE
Steve Golin (Producing, '81) - BABEL, BEING JOHN MALKOVICH, ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
Peter Jan Brugge (Producing, '79) - THE INSIDER, HEAT
Rick McCallum (Producing, '75) - STAR WARS: EPISODE 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Matthew Libatique (Cinematography, '92) - BLACK SWAN, CHI-RAQ
Wally Pfister (Cinematography, '88) - INCEPTION, THE DARK KNIGHT, MEMENTO
Janusz Kaminski (Cinematography, '87) - LINCOLN, SCHINDLER'S LIST, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
Robert Richardson (Cinematography, '79) - HUGO, DJANGO UNCHAINED, CASINO
Susannah Grant (Screenwriting, '91) - ERIN BROCKOVICH, THE SOLOIST
Scott Frank (Screenwriting, '84) - MINORITY REPORT, OUT OF SIGHT
Paul Schrader (Directing, '69) - TAXI DRIVER, RAGING BULL (as writer)
Christopher Gay (Editing, '06) - MAD MEN, CSI:NY
Affonso Gonçalves (Editing, '93) - WINTER'S BONE, NIGHT CATCHES US
Keith Cunningham (Production Design, '90) - BRIDESMAIDS, THE SOCIAL NETWORK (as art director)
Franco Giacomo-Carbone (Production Design, '96) - THE EXPENDABLES, HOSTEL