Recognizing the year's most outstanding achievements in the art of the moving image, AFI AWARDS is the American Film Institute's annual "almanac" of excellence — celebrating works of significance in both film and television. Submissions for AFI AWARDS 2015 are now being accepted online at until 5:00 p.m. PT on October 22 for television and 5:00 p.m. PT on October 29 for film. Honorees will be announced on December 7, 2015, with an invitation-only luncheon to follow on January 8, 2016.

Favored by artists and entertainment executives for its intimacy and collaborative recognition, the annual gathering is the only form of national appreciation that honors the creative ensemble as a whole — those in front of and behind the camera — and is popular with honorees because there are no winners or losers. AFI will honor the talented teams that created the 10 most outstanding films and 10 most outstanding television programs of the year at a private luncheon in Los Angeles.

Marking the 16th chapter in the American Film Institute's 21st century almanac, AFI AWARDS honorees are selected by a jury process comprised of experts from across the moving image communities — including film and television artists, scholars, critics and AFI Trustees.

Television Submission Deadline


October 22, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. PT

Film Submission Deadline


October 29, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. PT

Honorees Announced


December 7, 2015

AFI AWARDS 2015 Luncheon


January 8, 2016

About the American Film Institute
AFI is America's promise to preserve the heritage of the motion picture, to honor the artists and their work and to educate the next generation of storytellers. AFI programs include the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and the AFI Archive, which preserve film heritage for future generations; the AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film; AFI AWARDS, honoring the most outstanding motion pictures and television programs of the year; AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies television events and movie reference lists, which have introduced and reintroduced classic American movies to millions of film lovers; year-round and special event exhibition through AFI FEST presented by Audi, AFI DOCS and the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center; and educating the next generation of storytellers at the world-renowned AFI Conservatory. For more information about AFI, visit