The American Film Institute will announce its top ten films and television programmes of the year on December 13 and honour the selections at a lunch ceremony in Los Angeles on January 15, 2010.

Two separate juries of 13 will choose the winners and select up to five Moments Of Significance highlighting key event of the past year that they wish to enter in the AFI almanac.

The deadline for television submissions is October 30 and film submissions are due by November 6.