How to Get Into AFI: Exclusive Advice From the Admissions Office (Part 2)

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How to Get Into AFI: Exclusive Advice From the Admissions Office (Part 1)

Ask anyone about where to go to film school, and you’re bound to hear the American Film Institute Conservatory. First established in 1967, AFI is world renowned for producing pioneers and trailblazers in the film industry. In 2020, the Hollywood Reporter ranked AFI as the top film school in...

Alexa Pellegrini for spoke with Anna Proulx (Director of Admissions), Jill Murrin (Senior Manager of Admissions), and Giovanni Maldonado Chinea (Admissions Coordinator and AFI Alumni)

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