Admitted After Interview AFI - Screenwriting 2019

MA/MFA Program
AFI - Screenwriting

Application Info & Notes

Undergraduate Degree & School
New Mexico State University - Digital Filmmaking and Journalism
Country of Applicant
United States
Submission Date
Dec 2, 2018
Interview Notification Date
Jan 15, 2019
Interview Date
Feb 4, 2019
Decision Notification Date
Mar 15, 2019
I have now been admitted to AFI. I figured off the bat that I would turn them down, since I got into USC (the school I've been trying to get into for three years now), but then I read the acceptance letter, which offered me a two year scholarship valued at about $120,000. That would cover the entire cost of the degree. So yeah...kind of going to be hard to pass up. But have to wait to see what USC offers me first, I guess. Well keep updating as I hear more.

Alright kids...
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The worst thing is that, like, immediately after being done with the interview, I thought of the PERFECT thing I should have pitched.
Doh! That's the worst. Happens to me all the time.
Thank you for your information! And I have an interview scheduled tomorrow. May I ask if staff need to take pictures in the middle of the interview or we simply have to bring a picture of us? And we need to have the printed placard with us right?
Thanks for the info! I've seen you on here last year too and I hope you get in with options :) I'm interviewing today and this info has been helpful!
Definitely consider AFI! I had a dream of going to USC since high school, 10 years ago. I hung on to that dream for nearly the entire 10 years until I realized that my goal was film school and the opportunities/time to write I get from that. There are more schools out there than USC for me, and that led me to research several other schools. I wouldn't have applied to UT Austin otherwise and be in the place I am and will be financially after school. The fact you get all the perks of living in LA, excellent education all while not going into debt? It's nearly unheard of and will give you the freedom to pursue more outside of grad school without debt looming over you. Any choice you make will be a great one. Congrats!!! This is definitely your year and an awesome beginning. :)
Hey! Congratulations on getting accepted. I also made it into the directing program. I wanted to see if we can connect via email as I would love to ask you some questions about your scholarship essay now that I'm applying to a shit ton. Please lmk if that would be ok. My email is

Again huge congrats!
I’d also be super interested in hearing about/reading your scholarship essay if you’re willing to share and completely understand if not. I know those can be pretty specific/personal/ etc-