• How to use the Film School Application Database & Tracker

    How to use the Film School Application Database & Tracker

    Thanks to our many members, the FilmSchool.org Application Database and Tracker consists of over 4,000 applications that date back to 2015, making it one of the most advantageous tools on the website. Its basic function is to track film schools’ rates of acceptance, minimum GPAs, accepted test scores, in addition to each program's many notification and decision dates.

2023 Fall Entry

Film School Applications for the Fall 2023 entry application period.

Applications Filter

Latest Application Comments

Filters .
aliciawassana
Views
159
Reaction score
3
Comments
1
There was a glitch in their system in 2023, so they extended the deadline to May 31, 2023.
Film Program & Degree
PLEASE ADD MY PROGRAM
Submission Date
May 25, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Jun 20, 2023
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
reykenobie
Views
270
Reaction score
2
Comments
1
First time application and acceptance
Film Program & Degree
SCAD - MFA Film and Television
Submission Date
Apr 22, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Apr 24, 2023
Scholarship Notification
Apr 24, 2023

Application Materials attached:
  1. Personal Statement
  2. Short Film
  3. Resume

GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
happycat
Views
259
Reaction score
1
First time applying.
Film Program & Degree
Northwestern - Radio/Television/Film BA
Submission Date
Jan 1, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Mar 24, 2023
SAT: #### (Data visible for Supporting Members)
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
happycat
Views
298
Reaction score
1
First time applying, straight outta high school.
Film Program & Degree
UC Santa Barbara - Film & Media Studies (BA)
Submission Date
Nov 29, 2022
Scholarship Notification
Mar 27, 2023
SAT: #### (Data visible for Supporting Members)
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
Greta Chiappetta
Views
2K
Reaction score
1
Comments
7
Admitted Juli 2023 after being shortlisted but couldn't accept
Film Program & Degree
AFI - Screenwriting
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Jan 30, 2023
Interview Date
Feb 7, 2023
Admitted Off Waitlist Date
Jul 13, 2023
billiejean
Updated
Views
1K
Reaction score
1
Updates
1
Comments
1
First time applying, largely interested in production track
Film Program & Degree
NYU Tisch - Graduate Film MFA
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Feb 8, 2023
Interview Date
Feb 24, 2023
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
AlexJoseph
Views
4K
Reaction score
1
Comments
2
The application process wasn't too difficult but challenging. The initial interview was amazing and went well, then I got waitlisted. In June, I got a call saying I'm in! Very excited!
Film Program & Degree
Columbia - Writing for Film & Television MFA
Submission Date
Dec 12, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Feb 4, 2023
Interview Date
Feb 16, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Mar 23, 2023
Admitted Off Waitlist Date
Jun 16, 2023
Scholarship Notification
Jun 16, 2023
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
Wendy Tong
Views
1K
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
I’ve be waiting for being off waitlist for...
Film Program & Degree
UCLA - Documentary MFA
Submission Date
Oct 31, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Mar 5, 2023
Interview Date
Mar 10, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Mar 16, 2023
Admitted Off Waitlist Date
Jun 22, 2023

Application Materials attached:
  1. Personal Statement
  2. Writing Samples

deezasaur
Updated
Views
2K
Reaction score
1
Updates
1
Comments
3
This is my first time applying...
Film Program & Degree
AFI - Cinematography
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Jan 11, 2023
Interview Date
Jan 20, 2023
malcovain
Views
882
Reaction score
2
Comments
3
First time applying. Spent a lot of time in the outline stage and ended up hitting submit with a couple hours to spare.
Film Program & Degree
USC - Writing for Screen and TV MFA
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Feb 25, 2023
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
Browncapital
Views
1K
Reaction score
2
Comments
2
First time applying.
Film Program & Degree
LMU - Film and Television Production MFA
Submission Date
May 31, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Feb 4, 2023
Interview Date
Feb 16, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Apr 5, 2023
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
tfarrenkopf
Views
465
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
Washington's application process is simple...
Film Program & Degree
University of Washington - M.A. in Cinema and Media Stud ies
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Mar 10, 2023
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
tfarrenkopf
Views
518
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
For the most part, the application is easy...
Film Program & Degree
U of Iowa - Film & Video production MFA
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Mar 10, 2023

Application Materials attached:
  1. Personal Statement
  2. Writing Samples
  3. Resume

GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
zoralanotica
Views
1K
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
First time applying
Film Program & Degree
London Film School - MA Screenwriting
Submission Date
Mar 30, 2023
Interview Notification Date
May 7, 2023
Interview Date
May 11, 2023
Decision Notification Date
May 19, 2023
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
jhan
Updated
Views
1K
Reaction score
2
Updates
1
Comments
1
Quite a stressful process of many written...
Film Program & Degree
USC - Directing/Film Production MFA
Submission Date
Oct 31, 2022
Decision Notification Date
Mar 9, 2023
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
XiaLei
Views
723
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
The interview was at a very short notice but...
Film Program & Degree
UCLA - Production Design MFA
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Apr 21, 2023
Interview Date
Apr 25, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Apr 27, 2023
Nidhi Kamath
Views
763
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
It was an enjoyable process writing the statement of purpose , diversity statement etc.
Film Program & Degree
Duke - Experimental and Documentary Arts MFA
Submission Date
Feb 1, 2023
Interview Notification Date
Apr 21, 2023
Interview Date
Apr 24, 2023
Decision Notification Date
May 3, 2023
Scholarship Notification
May 5, 2023

Application Materials attached:
  1. Visual Samples (Video)

Arthrax
Updated
Views
687
Reaction score
1
Updates
1
Comments
1
First time applying! International student.
Film Program & Degree
Cal State Northridge (CSUN) - MFA in Screenwriting Program
Submission Date
Mar 1, 2023
coolpandas
Views
857
Reaction score
1
Comments
1
The application process wasn't too bad! I...
Film Program & Degree
USC School of Cinematic Arts (BFA)
Submission Date
Dec 1, 2022
Interview Notification Date
Feb 13, 2023
Interview Date
Feb 17, 2023
Decision Notification Date
Mar 24, 2023
Scholarship Notification
Apr 26, 2023
SAT: #### (Data visible for Supporting Members)
GPA: #.## (Data visible for Supporting Members)
ViraVij
Views
623
Reaction score
1
Second time applying.
Film Program & Degree
USC - Peter Stark Producing Program
Submission Date
Nov 15, 2022

Latest Accepted Applications


Acceptance Data
For up to date Film School Acceptance Rates, including Minimum GPAs, Minimum Test Scores, After Interview and Off-Waitlist Acceptance Rates, Film Experience and Undergraduate degrees of accepted applicants, Age data, and other acceptance statistics for your film program of choice simply navigate to the Acceptance Rates tab on each film school's page in our Film School Database.

For example:
Log your own Application with our application database to help improve the site's acceptance data.

Applications
Articles
Forums
Film Schools
Scholarships
Back
Top