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The AFI Conservatory MFA Producing program fosters assured filmmakers with the skills necessary to shape narratives across platforms, identify content, develop material with writers, and collaborate with directors, cinematographers, editors and production designers to bring a wide array of stories to audiences. The AFI Conservatory teaches the vital tools that Producing Fellows need to inspire and lead that process from story inception through production and post. They also take a deep dive into the contemporary media landscape and gain real-world insight into the current market.

With an emphasis on artistic collaboration, AFI’s graduate-level Producing program drives Fellows to master strong communication skills, develop creative solutions and learn how to manage the intricate details of propelling a project from story to screen. View AFI Conservatory Learning Outcomes and Admissions Requirements.

Fellows produce 30 – 50 minutes

of on-screen content in the first year alone

“The AFI experience is transformational. This is a place where ideas of all sorts and all perspectives come to blossom. Remember that the relationships and the skills you foster here are the ones that will buoy you up throughout your entire career.”

–Joyce Liu-Countryman
AFI Producing Class of 2018

Recent Projects by AFI Conservatory Producing Alumni

One-sheet images of Film and Television programs that feature the work of AFI Alumni
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT – Daniel Dreifuss (AFI Class of 2007) and Thorsten Schumacher (AFI Class of 2001)
BOSCH: LEGACY – Pieter Jan Brugge (AFI Class of 1979)
CHERRY – Shincy Lu (AFI Class of 2018)
THE DROPOUT – Liz Hannah (AFI Class of 2009)
LAMB – Sara Nassim (AFI Class of 2015)
MONICA – Christina Dow (AFI Class of 2015).
NAVALNY – Diane Becker (AFI Class of 2006)
SHEDDING ANGELS – Alexandre Oger (AFI Class of 2021)
SHIVA BABY – Rhianon Jones (AFI Class of 2007)

View AFI Conservatory Admissions Requirements

AFI Conservatory named to 2023 list of the Best Film Schools in the U.S. and Canada.

–MovieMaker Magazine