Returning after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the four-day Cinematography Intensive for Women program took place on the AFI Campus in Los Angeles from July 15 to 18. Designed for aspiring cinematographers, the goal of the program is to provide participants with a toolkit to secure on-set experience in the field and first-hand industry insights demonstrating the path to professional career success.
The 16 filmmakers selected for this year’s intensive include Anjuli Arreola-Burl, Guisel Contreras, Sarah Crowley-Kelly, Hannah Freeman, Nicky Fuchs, Allyson Hoover, Leeann Leonard, Miriam Ouchi, Angelica Perez-Castro, Aja Pilapil, Rebecca Richard, Susie Shircliff, Olivia Steede, Amber Steele, Olga Wagner and Demi Waldron.
AFI Cinematography Intensive for Women is a tuition-free workshop designed for aspiring cinematographers committed to their journey toward a professional career as cinematographers, who have some on-set experience working in the field and are looking for additional training to help them advance in their education, craft and career.
The AFI Conservatory Cinematography program has propelled women cinematographers to great success, including trailblazer Rachel Morrison (Mudbound, Black Panther), the first woman ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Cinematography, as well as two-time Grammy Award winner Melina Matsoukas (Beyoncé’s Formation, Insecure as director), Paula Huidobro (Academy Award Best Picture winner Coda), Ava Berkofsky (Insecure), Carolina Costa (Hala, Wander Darkly). Autumn Durald (Loki, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever), Polly Morgan (Legion) and Mimi Leder (On The Basis of Sex, The Morning Show as director), among others. Continue reading on THE WEEK IN WOMEN.