American Film Institute Conservatory

At the world-renowned AFI Conservatory, a dedicated group of working professionals from the film and television industries serves as mentors in a hands-on, production-based environment nurturing the talents of tomorrow's storytellers. The Conservatory is consistently recognized as one of the world's top film schools. With an emphasis on narrative visual storytelling and personal expression, each class breaks into teams that mirror a real production environment. Those teams collaborate on and produce more films than any other graduate level program. 

Established in 1967, the two-year Master of Fine Arts program provides training in six filmmaking disciplines: Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design, and Screenwriting. Admission to AFI Conservatory is highly selective, with a maximum of 140 graduates per year. AFI alumni continually celebrate critical recognition, including wins at the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, Cannes Film Festival, and the Sundance Film Festival. 

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