Thursday, April 27, 2017

AFI

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

The inspiration for director Otto Bell’s first feature documentary came in the form of a photo essay from still lenser Asher Svidensky that appeared on the BBC website and included shots of Aisholpan, a 13-year-old nomadic Kazakh girl living in Mongolia and aspiring to be an eagle hunter. This...

Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016

With an animation pedigree that includes winning a Best Animated Short Oscar last year for Disney’s Feast, director Patrick Osborne is known for creating assorted different worlds. He noted that virtual reality has taken him to the new filmmaking plateau of “creating a world and being...

Friday, Apr. 1, 2016

Following last year’s well-received Gundersen Health System campaign, Minneapolis agency Preston Kelly reunited with director Michele Atkins of production house kaboom, San Francisco and L.A., to delve into what makes the provider so special: love + medicine. Inspired by actual experiences at...

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Director Maris Jones of production company Adolescent teamed with Hill Holliday, Wax editor Christopher Huth and Sonic Union mixer David Papa to literally force the hands of teens into making questionable decisions in the impactful new :30 PSA “Who Controls You” for Above the Influence, a...

Friday, Aug. 14, 2015

SHORT TAKES....This spot introduces us to two brothers who share everything—including KFC’s new Mediterranean Bites—as they enjoy summer adventures together, driving to them on the older sibling’s motorcycle. The young boy idolizes his older sibling and is so excited to see him...

Friday, Jun. 5, 2015

Tina Fey called him a genius. Sarah Silverman said he was her inspiration. Carl Reiner described him as "the most versatile human being there is on our planet as far as show business and making people laugh."

Steve Martin was the object of this...

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the official selections of AFI Awards 2014--11 outstanding films and 10 outstanding television programs deemed culturally and artistically representative of the year’s most significant achievements in the art of the moving image. This is the...

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014
AFI Fest 2014 has announced this year’s Jury and Audience Awards for features and short films included in the New Auteur and Shorts programs. The New Auteurs section highlights first and second-time feature film directors and the Shorts selections represent...