Stanford Report

Organization and Location of the American Film Institute, or the Stanford Report published. This was a research study assembled before the creation of the American Film Institute, and addressing questions about this soon-to-be-created AFI. "The authors of the report had little interest in either the non-feature-length film (a prejudice they acknowledged) or the possibility of encouraging regional development of film activity. " (from Report 11979: NAMAC, published by AIVF). The model of a centrally located center for film study and education was adopted; the AFI was located in Los Angeles, with a second operation in Washington, DC. A structural model using satellite or regional affiliates was rejected. The AFI was to be the most visible and public entity in the film and media field.