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The Australian Film Institute (AFI), established in 1958, is an organisation that promotes Australian film and television through the annual AFI Awards, a membership program and AFI film events throughout the year.

The AFI is affiliated with LAAFTA, is the Los Angeles Australian Film & Television Association based in Los Angelesmarker.


The Australian Film Institute was founded in 1912 as a non-profit organisation devoted to developing an active film culture in Australia and fostering engagement between the general public and the film industry. The work of the institute is supported by Government funding, Corporate Sponsors and approximately 10,000 members nationally. The AFI promotes Australian film and television through the annual AFI Awards, a Membership Program and AFI film events throughout the year. Membership of the AFI is used to support the Australian Film Industry.

About the AFI

Founded in 1958, the AFI is Australia's foremost motion picture industry association. The AFI has promoted Australian film and television for over 50 years and is responsible for producing Australia's premier film and television awards, the annual AFI Awards.

As a producer of arguably the industry's most marked calendar date, the AFI plays a central role in the way in which the Australian film industry is known and understood, both locally and internationally, and is widely accepted as important to the definition and overall brand of Australian media.

AFI Research Collection

The AFI Research Collection is a significant non-lending, specialist film and television industry resource. The collection operates under the auspices of Royal Melbourne Institute of Technologymarker's School of Media and Communication in conjunction with the Australian Film Institute. The Collection has particular strengths in screen history and theory and in Australian cinema, and features a diverse range of books, journals, film scripts, film directories, reports and film festival catalogues.

AFI Membership

The AFI is a membership-based organisation, with people seeking membership to support the industry and to gain access to member only events.

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