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.


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AFI Announces Inaugural Screen Australia Onbass Fellow
AFI announced that cinematographer Meg White will be the inaugural recipient of the Screen Australia Onbass Fellowship, the newly established full-tuition scholarship for emerging Australian filmmakers to attend the AFI Conservatory. Created in... >>
Paul Schrader (AFI Class of 1969) on FIRST REFORMED and TAXI DRIVER
On January 2, Paul Schrader (AFI Class of 1969) — legendary director/writer and member of the very first class of the AFI Conservatory — opened the new semester with a seminar to discuss his latest film FIRST REFORMED, and in celebration of the... >>
AFI Names Inspiring Female Screenwriter To Inaugural Kirk Douglas Fellowship
AFI has named incoming AFI Conservatory Screenwriting Fellow Taryn Procsal as recipient of the Kirk Douglas Fellowship, a full-tuition two-year scholarship awarded to an AFI Conservatory Fellow. Procsal is a single mother of three who was... >>
AFI Conservatory Names Lianne Halfon Producing Discipline Head
The AFI Conservatory has named Academy Award®-nominated producer Lianne Halfon as Producing Discipline Head. Producing is one of six disciplines in which the AFI Conservatory offers a two-year Master of Fine Arts degree, along with... >>