American Film Institute Announces Conservatory Alumni Award Winners

American Film Institute Announces AFI Conservatory Grant Winners

The American Film Institute announced the winners of the AFI Conservatory Alumni Awards at the 2022 AFI Alumni Meeting. The awards recognize achievements in filmmaking and screenwriting at AFI and include the Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Award with a grant of $15,000; the William J. Fadiman Award with a $10,000 grant; and the Franklin J. Schaffner Fellow Award with a $20,000 grant.

Below is the full list of winners of the AFI Conservatory Alumni Awards:

Class of 2020 winners

Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Award

Olivia Hang Zhou, “Apart Together”

William J. Fadiman Screenplay Award

Suhana Chander, “From the Golden Land”

Victor Gabriel, “The incredible robbery of Hallelujah Jones”

Franklin J. Schaffner Fellowship

Omar S. Kamara, “Mass Ave”

Class of 2021 winners

Richard P. Rogers Spirit of Excellence Award

Daniel J. Egbert, “Chorus”

William J. Fadiman Screenplay Award

Mi Sud, “Between the Lines”

Scout Cripps, “Stolen”

Franklin J. Schaffner Fellowship

Nicole Mejia, “My life ended at 15”

Danny Elfman and Nicholas Britell will receive top honors from the Society of Composers & Lyricists

Composers Nicholas Britell and Danny Elfman are set to receive honors from the Society of Composers & Lyricists at two parties in New York and Los Angeles.

Britell will receive the Ambassador Award on December 6 at the Cutting Room in New York City, while Elfman will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award on December 13 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. SCL’s holiday celebrations honor the accomplishments of composers and songwriters and will include live performances.

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