About AFI...

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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. 

NOTABLE ALUMNI

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