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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...
I unfortunately had to miss the online Info Sesh for AFI this week due to work, so was wondering if anyone happened to record it and would be willing to share? Or at least, would anyone care to share any vital pieces of info they got from it?
Thanks so much!
One month left until the AFI deadline, and I'm still conflicted on whether I should apply or not. (If I do, it would be for directing.) I know AFI has a more professional-focused program, and I'm going to be fresh out of undergrad, though I'm doing film in undergrad so I have a few years of...
I am a foreign applicant to AFI.
I have an Academic IELTS overall 7.0 score, but
The Admissions requirements on AFI website are just a little confusing.
If English is NOT your country of citizenship’s native language, and you are NOT a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the U.S...
AFI's application info for Directing had been released:
Directing applicants are required to submit the following:
Submit an example of a moving image project that you have personally directed and that best demonstrates individual talent and ability. You may submit the best 10 continuous...
It appears their writing prompt this year is "An Encounter":
From their site:
Screenwriting applicants are required to submit the following:
A PDF of a typed screenplay in professional format (20 pages maximum) of which you are the sole screenwriter. If the sample is from a longer script...
According to data from our Application Tracker the reported acceptance rate and minimum GPAs for American Film Institute are the following:
AFI - Cinematography
FilmSchool.org AFI Acceptance Rate: =AFICinematography']50% (9 out of 18 applications)
Lowest Reported Minimum GPA...
I’m a recently accepted graduate student who will be attending AFI in the fall within the Screenwriting discipline. This past year, I applied to MFA programs for the first time and I unfortunately only discovered this website shortly after I submitted my last application. Being that...
How I chose between NYU Dramatic Writing and AFI Screenwriting.
I anguished over the thought of turning down either school. As a true cinephile, how could I consider living outside of LA? That’s where the industry is. I had to attend AFI. But what about the legends born out of New York, like...
Long time lurker on the site here! Hi!
I have the wonderful situation to have been accepted to both Columbia University Directing/Writing as well as AFI. I've had one short french-language film distributed that won several awards at smaller film festivals. Made a micro-micro budget feature a...
I would really love some insight and thoughts from you all about this decision.
I applied to both AFI & UCLA MFA directing programs hoping that I would get into one, but never imagining I could have gotten into both. I though that if I got into one, that would be the one I'd go to...
As far as application details / materials are concerned, the following documents were part of submission:
- A Personal Statement
- Portfolio of a few works done till date
- A Photography Portfolio ( Optional)
- Link to a project that you have worked on, in any capacity (DoP / Director /...
London Film School - MA Filmmaking
Oct 15, 2020
Interview Notification Date
Nov 22, 2020
Nov 25, 2020
Decision Notification Date
Dec 15, 2020
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