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    Jan Schuette To Be Next Dean of AFI Conservatory

    The American Film Institute (AFI) Conservatory has a new head: Jan Schuette, formerly the director of the German Film and Television Academy, Berlin since 2010.

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    Things I Learned at the Dazzling AFI Tribute to Jane Fonda: "stay curious"

    Jane Fonda drew a wide and starry crowd to the Dolby Theater Thursday night, where the American Film Institute honored her with the 42nd Life Achievement Award, in an evening that appropriately feted the visionary actress' myriad accomplishments from the past, present, and yet-to-come.

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    WATCH: Kimberly Peirce's Incisive, Inspirational Speech to AFI's Directing Workshop for Women

    Director Kimbely Peirce recently spoke to the 2014 AFI Directing Workshop for Women, and her words cut to the core of a reality faced by women filmmakers in the industry. She begins the talk by telling a story from interview rounds she did for her second feature, "Stop-Loss." The most frequent quest...

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    AFI DOCS Releases Complete Film Line-Up, Plans to Honor Alex Gibney at Guggenheim Symposium

    The festival's roster of Catalyst Screenings feature post-screening panel discussions with filmmakers, field experts and policymakers.

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    Full AFI DOCS Slate Includes Holbrook's 'Twain' Odyssey, 'Overnighters' and Alex Gibney Tribute

    AFI DOCS has unveiled its full 2014 program, a slate of 84 buzzed-about films from 28 countries that will unspool from June 18-22 in Washington DC and Silver Spring, MD.

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    AFI DOCS 2014 Unveils Opening and Closing Night Films

    The American Film Institute’s documentary film festival, AFI DOCS, has revealed the opening and closing night films for its 2014 edition of the fest. The world premiere of Scott Teems’ “Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey” will kick off the festival, while Steve James’ portrait of Roger Ebert, “Lif...

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    AFI Docs To Bookend Fest With 'Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey' & Ebert Doc, 'Life Itself'

    AFI Docs will open and close this year's installment of the festival with two character studies: "Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey" and "Life Itself."

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    Watch: Kimberly Peirce Discusses the Obstacles of Making Movies in Moving Keynote Address at AFI Women's Directing Showcase

    Using anecdotes about her experience as a director both during and in between projects, Peirce spun a funny, engaging narrative where she not only highlighted the roadblocks she has faced along the way, but also communicated her unwavering passion for the craft and enthusiasm for the future.

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    Alex Gibney Is the Guggenheim Honoree for AFI DOCS 2014

    The American Film Institute’s documentary festival, AFI DOCS, will honor Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side”) as its 2014 Charles Guggenheim honoree during the fest’s 12th edition, running June 18-22 in Washington, DC and Silver Spring, Maryland.

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    'Cosmos' Writer-Director Ann Druyan Is Coming to AFI's 2014 Sloan Seminar

    The AFI Conservatory’s 2014 Sloan Seminar guest will be Ann Druyan, who writes, executive producers and directs the buzzy science documentary series “Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey,” which follows up on the original Carl Sagan PBS series from 1980.

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