March 2022 Events

AFI AWARDS 2021 is Right Around the Corner

The AFI AWARDS 2021 reception is set to take place March 11, 2022, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Learn more about the 10 outstanding films and 10 outstanding TV programs of the year, as well as “Special Awards,” designated for works that fall outside of the Institute’s criteria of American film and television. And stay tuned for an AFI Movie Club celebration of the award-winning projects following the event.



RSVP for Deadline Contenders Event

Leading up to the 94th Academy Awards®, AFI Conservatory Alumni are invited to attend a virtual livestream event hosted by Deadline on March 5 at 8 a.m. PT, which will provide an overview of this year’s award season nominees. Register to attend this exclusive event below!



AFI Directing Workshop for Women Showcase – March 30

The Directing Workshop for Women Showcase, which will celebrate the remarkable work of the AFI DWW Class of 2022, is set to take place March 30 at the DGA Theater in West Hollywood. Congratulations to all of this year’s participants! Learn more about these talented filmmakers below.



Save the Date for AFI FEST 2022!

AFI is excited to announce that AFI FEST 2022 will take place Nov. 2-6, 2022. You won’t want to miss the 36th edition which will feature innovative programming and illuminating conversations with cast and crews from the year’s best films. Filmmakers are invited to submit fiction, documentary, experimental and animated short films through Film Freeway. Email Alumni Affairs at to receive a submission fee waiver and learn more about how to submit your film today!

New African Film Festival at AFI Silver – March 18-31

The AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD, is hosting the New African Film Festival from March 18-31. The in-person event presented by AFI and Africa World Now Project showcases the vibrancy of African filmmaking from all corners of the continent and across the diaspora. View the full lineup. To attend the festival at the AFI Silver Theatre, purchase your discounted AFI Member pass today.




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