The first-ever AFI Conservatory EXPO, a one-day festival showcasing 30 thesis films from the Class of 2017, will take place Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. on the AFI Campus in Los Angeles.
The AFI Directing Workshop for Women (DWW) — AFI’s filmmaker training program launched in 1974 — continues its groundbreaking commitment to increasing the number of women working as directors in film and television. The program has announced eight new participants for 2018-2019, who will participate in several months of tuition-free film education, culminating in the production of a short film. The films will premiere at the Directors Guild of America Theater in Los Angeles in 2019.
At the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Awards on Sunday, February 11, two women filmmakers from the AFI Conservatory received prizes — continuing a tradition of AFI Conservatory alumnae making impressive impact with their work. Altogether, seven AFI Conservatory graduates were nominated for WGA Awards this year.