Posted by Larry Gleeson

Honorees announced on December 8th

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Los Angeles, CA. – The American Film Institute (AFI) has announced that AFI AWARDS 2021, which celebrates the year’s most outstanding achievements in film and television, will take place on Friday, January 7, 2022 in Los Angeles. The nominee will be announced on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

Immediately after the honorary event in Los Angeles, AFI will also launch a 20-day tribute to each honorary recipient with new and exclusive content for the daily global audience of the AFI Movie Club.

“AFI AWARDS is honored to celebrate a year of extraordinary storytelling that has inspired us to see the horizon beyond turbulent times,” said Bob Gazzale, AFI President & CEO. “This is an event with hugs and handshakes in our hearts – and we look forward to gathering our honorees again, together with the global audience via the AFI Movie Club, to shed a proper light on the role that art plays in promoting our culture. in positive and profound ways. “

AFI AWARDS was established in 2000 to recognize the films and television programs that contribute to our collective cultural heritage. Official selections are made through AFI’s unique jury process – where researchers, artists, critics and AFI Trustees determine the year’s most outstanding achievements. Honorees are selected based on works that promote art in the moving image, inspire both audiences and artists, and enhance the rich cultural heritage of America’s art form. When placed in a historical context, these stories provide a complex, rich, visual record of our modern world.

As health and safety is a top priority, AFI AWARDS 2021 will follow all COVID precautions and require all personal participants to be fully vaccinated.

About the American Film Institute (AFI)

The American Film Institute (AFI) is a non-profit organization with a mandate to promote the living image as an art form. Established in 1967, AFI launched the first comprehensive history of American film and set in motion the film preservation movement in the United States. In 1969, the AFI opened its doors AFI Conservatory, a graduate-level program to train narrative filmmakers. AFI’s enduring traditions include AFI Life Achievement Award, which honors the masters of work that has passed the test of time; AFI PRICES, which pays tribute to the creative ensembles of the year’s most outstanding screen stories; and scientific efforts such as AFI Catalog of feature films and AFI Archive which preserves the film history for future generations. AFI exhibition programs include AFI FEST, AFI DOCS, and a year-round exhibition of AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center in Maryland. Other groundbreaking programs include workshops aimed at increasing the diversity of the storytelling community, including AFI Instruction workshop for Women and AFI Cinematography Intensive for Women. AFI’s latest program is AFI Film Club, a daily global commitment for those who love the movies. Read about all of these programs and more at and follow us on social media at,,, and

(Source: AFI Press release)

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