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

    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...
  2. J

    What is Columbia's MFA deadline?

    Hi all, dumb question - Columbia's MFA deadline is December 15th correct? And not the 1st? I see the 15th on their site but had somehow become convinced it was the 1st and had that written down in my personal calendar.
  3. C

    FREAKING OUT It's an honor having a collective panic attack with all of you

    Hey everyone, I'm a walking heart attack these days, but I'm finding some serious catharsis in our collective anxiety over admissions. You're all the best, and I'm excited for this to be over so we can breathe a little easier.
  4. ak47ksha

    How to Reject an Offer after accepting?

    Looking for tips on how to withdraw from your commitment to a college. Particularly when you've already put down a deposit.
  5. C

    How important is work experience?

    I am a junior in college, planning to apply to Master's in Producing programs this fall. I've taken undergrad courses in producing, I have a strong GPA, and I expect to do well on the GRE. However, I don't have any internship or work experience in the film industry - only coursework. Would the...
  6. IndecisiveElle

    Northwestern - Writing for Screen and Stage

    Any NU alum still around? Considering it's such a small and highly selective program, I'm having a hard time finding any sort of admissions timeline for interviews or when people received acceptance. I understand it is slightly rolling until all 12 spots are filled and this year they're saying...
  7. LaGuionista

    UCLA vs USC (Screenwriting MFA)

    Hello, everyone! I'm currently faced with the dilemma of choosing between UCLA and USC. I'm leaning towards UCLA because the screenwriting program is more prestigious and its writing workshops sound like a dream come true. However, USC is also a fantastic program with top faculty, and I don't...
  8. babyducks

    Submitting Supplemental Material

    Hi guys, I am applying to four schools for fall 2014 - MFAs in screenwriting. I wanted to drop in and ask a quick question. Are you all self-editing your work? I have very few writers in my life as I am two years out of undergrad. That being said, I have ZERO screenwriters in my life (no one...

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