first time applying. I'm still in my senior year now. I got several small commercials shooting experiences. I heard that the average age of AFI students is 27. So maybe the school prefers the applicants from the industry. But I still want to have a try. I put much effort on my application materials.
December 1, 2019
American Film Institute (AFI) - Cinematography
American Film Institute (AFI) - Directing
American Film Institute (AFI) - Editing
American Film Institute (AFI) - Producing
American Film Institute (AFI) - Screenwriting
Chapman University - Dodge College of Film...
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...
(As with all information, take with grain of NaCl)
Hello there potential filmschool applicants!
The application / interview process can be stressful and confusing. Information online is scattered around in bits and are often third hand or from a decade ago. You may feel like you're trying to...
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...
First time applying to AFI or any graduate program. My interview seems to have been late in the process based on other members of this site. I tracked the views on the videos I submitted, and it looks like they watched them on 01/22 once, and then not again until the day of my interview.
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...