1. Chris W

    AFI Directing 2020 "A Secret"

    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...
  2. Chris W

    AFI Screenwriting 2020 "An Encounter"

    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...
  3. Michael86

    AFI Cinematography 2020

    Anyone out there who has started the application process for the Cinematography program fall 2020?
  4. Michael86

    How many applicants are there for the Cinematography course at AFI?

    Does anyone know approximately how many applications AFI receive for the Cinematography course at AFI? And how many of those are picked out for interview?
  5. Chris W

    AFI Acceptance Rate & Minimum GPA

    According to data from our Application Tracker the reported acceptance rate and minimum GPAs for American Film Institute are the following: AFI - Cinematography AFI Acceptance Rate: [0]=AFICinematography']50% (9 out of 18 applications) Lowest Reported Minimum GPA...
  6. Cody Young

    Accepted into AFI’s Screenwriting program, Ask me Anything!

    Hello all, 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...
  7. BuddernScotch

    How I Got In To Film School: Application / Interview Process Information and AMA

    (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...
  8. E

    Accepted to AFI - Cinematography AMA

    I am starting the program this August. If you guys have any questions about the application process let me know!
  9. M

    How I chose between NYU Dramatic Writing and AFI Screenwriting.

    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...
  10. y0shek

    Columbia U or AFI for Film Directing?

    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...
  11. T

    Admitted After Interview AFI - Cinematography 2019

    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...
  12. d890

    AFI Screenwriting vs. Columbia Screenwriting

    Is anyone else here debating between the two?
  13. ForeignFilmmaker


    Hi guys, 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...
  14. d890

    SCREENWRITING: Columbia vs. AFI?

    Hi all, I am just thinking things through, and wondering what the pros and cons of each school are in terms of the screenwriting mfa... Anyone else debating between the two? Thoughts?
  15. cwarren

    AFI - Editing Interview Questions & Advice 2019

    I recently scheduled a Skype interview for AFI's editing program and wanted to know if previous applicants remember the questions they were asked or have any helpful advice. Thanks!