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The American Film Institute (AFI) is an independent non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act. Image File history File links Unbalanced_scales. ... A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... The National Endowment for the Arts is a United States federally funded program that offers support and funding for projects that exhibit artistic excellence. ... “LBJ” redirects here. ...


George Stevens, Jr., was the first CEO and director. In 1980 Jean Picker Firstenberg became Director and CEO, a position she still holds. A Chief Executive Officer (CEO), or Chief Executive, is the highest-ranking corporate officer, administrator, corporate administrator, executive, or executive officer, in charge of total management of a corporation, company, organization or agency. ... Managing director is the term used for the chief executive of many limited companies in the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and some other English speaking countries. ... Jean Picker Firstenberg has been the CEO and Director of the Film school, the American Film Institute since 1980. ...


In 1973, the AFI established a Life Achievement Award. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Their own film festival, AFI Fest , was launched in 1987 and has been held every year. AFI Fest is the first film festival in the United States to carry FIAPF accreditation. The FIAPF (Fedération International des Associations de Producteurs de Films; English: International Federation of Film Producers Associations), created in 1977, is an organization composed with 31 member associations from 25 of the leading audiovisual production countries. ...


In 1998, the 100th anniversary of American film, AFI began its 100 Years... series, celebrating and promoting interest in film history. Their 100 years series has drawn extensive criticism for its consistency: certain movies are listed repeatedly in multiple categories with seemingly little regard for the views of critics, fans, and sometimes the genres of the movies themselves. Another reason many people feel the lists are irrelevant, is because motion pictures are a world-wide industry, and the series is limited to American films. A countdown of songs from the movies that omitted music from the Beatles, (because they starred in British movies), was an example of excluding cinematic achievements from outside the United States.[citation needed] The American Film Institute, celebrating the 100th anniversary of film, created several top 100 lists covering movies in United Statesian cinema. ... The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 as part of their first tour of the United States, promoting their first hit single there, I Want To Hold Your Hand. ...


The AFI is also preserving old films, which is subject to degradation of its film stock. Film stock is the term for photographic film on which films are recorded. ...


The AFI re-opened the AFI Silver theatre in Silver Spring, Maryland, near Washington, D.C., in April 2003. The AFI Silver is a three theatre movie complex in downtown Silver Spring, MD. Located just outside Washington, DC, it plays art and mainstream movies. ... Silver Spring is an urbanized, unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Maryland, USA. After Baltimore and Columbia, Silver Spring is the third most populous Census Designated Place in Maryland. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2: Jack...


The AFI Conservatory focuses on training through hands-on experience with established figures. American Film Institute Campus. ...


AFI also produces film education and appreciation materials for middle and high school students. In spite of its name, AFI does not focus exclusively on film, but also on television and video. Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Video (Latin for I see, first person singular present, indicative of videre, to see) is the technology of electronically capturing, recording, processing, storing, transmitting, and reconstructing a sequence of still images representing scenes in motion. ...


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The American Film Institute, celebrating the 100th anniversary of film, created several top 100 lists covering movies in United Statesian cinema. ... 100 Years. ... The first of the AFI 100 Years. ... On January 18, 2007, the American Film Institute (AFI) announced that the 10th installment of their Emmy Award-winning AFI 100 Years. ... The AFI Awards 2006 honored the best 10 Movies and 10 Television Programs of the year. ... The AFI Awards 2005 honored the best 10 Movies and 10 Television Programs of the year. ... The AFI Awards 2004 honored the best 10 Movies and 10 Television Programs of the year. ... The AFI Awards 2003 honored the best 10 Movies and 10 Television Programs of the year. ... The AFI Awards 2004 honored the best 10 Movies and 10 Television Programs of the year. ... The AFI Awards 2004 honored the best 10 Movies and 10 Television Programs of the year. ... The Greatest Screen Legends were actors and actresses selected by the American Film Institute for their popularity, craftmanship in their career, star quality, legacy and their role in society. ... The British Film Institute (BFI) is a charitable organisation established by Royal Charter to encourage the development of the arts of film, television and the moving image throughout the United Kingdom, to promote their use as a record of contemporary life and manners, to promote education about film, television and... The Finnish Film Foundation (Finnish: ; Swedish: ), is an independent foundation with the task of supporting and developing Finnish film production, distribution and exhibition. ... Entrance to the building of the Swedish Film Institute in Östermalm, Stockholm The 140 meters long studio and office building, Kaknästornet is seen in the background The Swedish Film Institute was founded in 1963 to support and develop the Swedish film industry. ...

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American Film Institute - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (235 words)
The American Film Institute (AFI) is an independent non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act.
The American Film Institute focuses on training through hands-on experience with established figures in the AFI Conservatory, as well as on preserving old film, which is subject to degradation of its film stock.
In 1998, the 100th anniversary of American film, AFI began its 100 Years Series, celebrating and promoting interest in film history.
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