Franklin J. Schaffner Award

FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER AWARD

The Franklin J. Schaffner Alumni Medal is awarded annually to an alumnus of either the AFI Conservatory or the AFI Conservatory Directing Workshop for Women, who best embodies the qualities of the late director: talent, taste, dedication and commitment to quality filmmaking. Established by Schaffner’s widow, Jean, in 1991, the Alumni Medal celebrates the recipient’s extraordinary creative talents and artistic achievements.

Melina Matsoukas

2019

Rachel Morrison

2018

Frederick Elmes

2017

Lesli Linka Glatter

2016

Caleb Deschanel

2015

Anne Garefino

2014

Stuart Cornfeld

2013

Wally Pfister

2012

Steven Rosenblum

2011

Janusz Kamiński

2010

Steve Golin

2009

Mark Waters

2008

Gary Winick

2007

Marshall Herskovitz

2006

Paul Schrader

2005

Patty Jenkins

2004

John Dahl

2003

Todd Field

2002

Darren Aronofsky

2001

Terrence Malick

2000

Mimi Leder

1999

Amy Heckerling

1998

John McTiernan

1997

Carl Franklin

1996

Jon Avnet

1995

Martin Brest

1994

Randa Haines

1993

Edward Zwick

1992

David Lynch

1991

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