1. skyfall92

    Attending (Admitted After Interview) AFI Production Design MFA - Fall 2024

    It has gone really fast so far. I got most of the stuff done within a week and got an interview for the following week after. The interview I think went well but I’m not so sure. We will see I guess. This was the only school I applied to for production design.
  2. TalLazar

    Going to film school at the age of AI

    Hello everyone, My name is Tal Lazar. I am a cinematographer and educator. I have taught at the American Film Institute Conservatory for 7 years and currently teaching for Columbia University School of the Art film program, as well as other film schools and programs. I have participated in...
  3. Alexa P.

    What Questions Do You Have for Tal Lazar, an Instructor at Columbia University SOA and The City College of New York?

    Hi everyone! I'm excited to announce that I'm conducting an interview with Tal Lazar, an instructor at Columbia University School of the Arts and The City College of New York, a partner & CEO of New York based production company MiLa Media, and the head Quonder, a next generation online learning...
  4. E

    I need some advice:Study in China or Study Abroad?

    Hi,guys.I am a student from China. I am interested in the whole process of filmmaking, but I mainly want to learn cinematography. I'm now torn between whether I should study abroad for an MFA (US, UK) or stay in China to prepare for my postgraduate exams. (Beijing Film Academy) I hope you can...
  5. j.adamfilm

    Help! USC or AFI

    I'm looking to primarily focus on Cinematography and would also like to learn CGI and AI creation as well. I would also like to do some directing however those two are the main ones that I am focusing on especially for a film school degree, cinematography being #1 and the most important to me...
  6. mateofro

    Interviewed AFI - PRODUCING

    The application was easy and straightforward, especially compared to other schools. The interview went well and it was more like a conversation than anything else.
  7. K

    Applied AFI Directing - 2024

    Not necessarily hard, the lack of fee waiver for the application fee was a bummer but I managed to apply still. I directed two shorts solely for this application season, and doing that along with my undergrad studies was pretty hard. I tried my best to spend most of my energy into the films, but...
  8. J

    Admitted (After Interview) AFI Cinematography Fall 2024 - MFA

    Second time applying in back to back years, managed to submit both old and new material. The entire AFI process has been tough and filled with ups and downs as I was able to get interviewed last year but waitlisted and didn't hear back. This time though, I feel way more prepared and ready to...
  9. M

    AFI 2024 - All Applicants

    Just creating a general thread for all AFI 2024 applicants. I applied to the editing program, feeling good about it. What's everyone else applying for? How are you feeling about applying? And has anyone gotten an interview email yet?
  10. J

    Applied AFI Directing - Fall 2024

    Pretty straightforward application. My short took much more time than anticipated. I was done with adding minute changes to edit before the deadline approached. Essays were also straightforward. I have a bachelors and masters degree in engineering and currently working in the US (but applying as...
  11. E

    Current AFI Fellow Ask me anything!

    Ask me anything! Connect on IG: @WillowRStudios
  12. Lin0802

    AFI Conservatory - Cinematography 2024 entry

    Anyone applying? ☺️
  13. W

    Applying both USC and AFI - Is it ok to use the same media sample?

    Hey guys, so I am applying to both USC and AFI for the Fall 2024 semester with an emphasis on directing. I had shot a several short films over the past few years but the one that I am the most satisfied with is a rather longer one (15mins). As I was just looking at USC's media sample...
  14. F

    AFI Conservatory 2024 Directing

    Hi I am Francis and I am applying for AFI directing this year. Nice to meet y'all.
  15. J

    AFI Waitlist Support Group - 2023

    Anybody here on the waitlist for the upcoming AFI 2023 term? If so, have you heard back at all? I've been feeling the perpetual state of purgatory limbo... starting to accept the fact that I won't be getting in :/
  16. M

    Admitted but Not Attending (After Interview) AFI SCREENWRITING - Fall 2023

    I really enjoyed writing the prompt for "another chance." I wrote something really weird and abstract so I guess they are pretty accepting when it comes to topics! I would say I think the interview and your resume are big deciding factors. I intentionally took my interview while I was on set (to...
  17. M

    UCLA vs AFI Screenwriting?

    Does anyone have thoughts as to comparing these two programs? The only difference I can easily gleam is that UCLA is more focused on pure writing while AFI is more hands on. While that is helpful, I would also like to know about - program prestige, usefulness in finding a job, class size, or...
  18. B

    Admitted (After Interview) AFI Screenwriting

    Pretty straight forward. I enjoyed writing the short, prompted script. I ended up using a section of a feature script I had already written for the larger 20 page sample portion. Had a great interview.
  19. This Film School Is the Winner of the Oscars 2023

    This Film School Is the Winner of the Oscars 2023

    Curious about which film schools produced the most winners and nominees at the 95th Academy Awards? We ranked the top 4 film schools at the film industry’s biggest night of the year according to their ratio of Academy Awards nominations to wins and the weight of each category. Plus, find out how...
  20. RJ10

    Admitted (After Interview) AFI Production Design MFA

    Simple application process, although nerve-wracking. Just put together my best collection of works, mostly architectural works as I am an architecture undergrad. Submitted all required materials by Dec 1, 2022. Definitely spent a lot of time on writing the narrative statement, talking about my...

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