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AFI Conservatory Alumni belong to an elite community – they are the storytellers that entertain, educate and inspire audiences around the world. Their talents and accomplishments are the reason the AFI Conservatory is consistently named one of the top film schools in the world. AFI invites Alumni to stay connected with their artistic family and to preserve the legacy they have helped to create.

AFI Alumni Benefits

AFI Alumni Connection
Alumni receive the AFI Alumni Connection, the official monthly AFI Alumni e-newsletter, special offers and invitations to exclusive Alumni events, and are given opportunities to join and participate in seminars and groups.

AFI Backlot
Alumni receive access to the AFI Backlot, an online resource for personal and professional networking and an easy way to stay connected.

Advanced Tickets
Alumni receive advance notice for tickets to screenings and galas for AFI FEST, as well as discounts on festival passes and packages.

Festival Fee Waivers
Alumni receive application fee waivers when submitting a film for consideration to AFI FEST and AFI DOCS.

Screening Rooms
Alumni receive discounted rates for the Ted Ashley and Mark Goodson Screening Rooms on the AFI Campus.

Louis B. Mayer Library
Alumni are extended borrowing privileges from the Louis B. Mayer Library.

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*Alumni benefits are subject to change without advance notice.

Alumni Network

In addition to official AFI events, there are other ways to connect with fellow Alumni to network, find and post jobs, reconnect and meet friends:

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ALUMNI MENTOR PROGRAM: If you are interested in becoming a mentor or receiving information regarding the Alumni Mentor Program, please sign up for Backlot at All mentoring connections are a part of the new and improved AFI Backlot, as a part of the Lawrence Herbert Alumni Center.


INTERNSHIPS: AFI Conservatory Fellows look for internships during fall, spring and summer terms. As Alumni, you know first-hand the drive and work ethic of AFI Fellows. If you or someone in your company or production office can use the creative support of talented Fellows, please contact with your internship opportunities


PROGRAM INITIATIVES: Alumni volunteers serve as leaders in effecting the continued growth and development of AFI programs and initiatives. Volunteer opportunities include participation in applicant outreach and recruitment, script reading and evaluation, workshops, regional networks, committees and special campaigns.


SUPPORT THE FUND: A nonprofit organization, AFI relies on financial contributions from its Alumni to support the ongoing work of the Conservatory. Gifts to the Alumni Fund provide financial aid, support faculty positions, renovate facilities and upgrade equipment. All gifts count toward participation, an important expression of Alumni commitment to today’s Fellows.