Denied (After Interview) AFI MFA Cinematography - 2023

    Really scary, just submitted my application, and waiting up for anything, really. International application, and did not submit any English Proficiency scores, but instead gave a Certificate of English as the Medium for Instruction from my home university.
  2. GimmeCroissants

    Denied (w/o Interview) AFI - Screenwriting - MFA Fall 2023

    First time applying. I enjoyed answering the writing prompt. Gave me ideas for expanding the scene's story. I also appreciated they allowed 3 pages for the narrative statement. It gave plenty of room to expound more than other applications.
  3. K

    Admitted but Not Attending (After Interview) AFI Screenwriting Fall 2023

    I actually find the GradCas system a bit complicated and it's hard to do a final check of everything but other than that everything was relatively easy. I like the scene prompts AFI give as they are so broad which is nice.
  4. notaprincess

    Admitted (After Interview) AFI Screenwriting - Fall 2023

    I enjoyed the application. I like that they let you send a 20 page writing sample and only needed two letters of recc. I attended one of the info sessions and the school as a whole seems very intense, but also adequately prepares you for the field. The narrative statement asked you to answer a...
  5. J

    Waitlisted (After Interview) AFI Cinematography - 2023

    Pretty smooth, the online application system makes it seamless to apply. The required documents and portfolios were a lot to sort through for me since I had to basically put together all the materials from scratch in a matter of two months., including shooting and editing everything myself. I'm...
  6. R

    Denied (After Interview) AFI Cinematography Fall 2023

    It was pretty straight forward. found myself over thinking things at times but the admissions team were super helpful over email and helped clear up any questions I had. I also DM'd some alumni and they were incredibly kind to take time to respond and that helped me a lot in better understanding...
  7. A

    Advice needed on the film in portfolio for schools

    Hi everyone, I'm in the process of applying to MFAs in the US, Canada and the UK and as you all know they all require some form of visual sample of your work. Now, I attempted to shoot a short film this year that I was going to use to apply for film school with and I spent a lot of money on it...
  8. J

    AFI Conservatory Cinematography - 2023

    Hey! Anyone else here applying?
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    For more than 50 years, the American Film Institute Conservatory has elevated the art of cinema and helped film students lay the groundwork for lifelong film careers. In 2022, awarded AFI Best West Coast Film School. And in 2023, The Hollywood Reporter ranked AFI the no. 1 film...
  10. Chris W

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  11. Chris W

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  12. analaurabagne

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    Hi everyone! I know there are a few posts here about reapplying, but I want an honest opinion of people who are attending and people who decided not to. I applied to the producing program at AFI and NYU*. Got an interview with AFI, but I was veryyyyyyyyyy lost. It was a relief not getting in...
  13. Kevinnail

    Admitted but Not Attending (After Interview) AFI Screenwriting Fall 2022

    Aside from the basic things like transcript, personal statement, and resume, AFI also provided a writing prompt. I actually had fun with it. It made me think and write on the fly. The interview was great and I was thrilled when I was accepted.
  14. S

    AFI vs. LMU

    Apart from getting into AFI (Editing), I have gotten into Loyola Marymount University too. It's a 3-year Film and TV Production MFA course, with an emphasis on Editing. Have you heard anything about this? And how is its reputation in the industry? One of the major reasons I am considering this...
  15. A

    AFI or USC?

    Hi all, this is my first time posting here but I've been sleuthing for months now. I'm an extremely indecisive person so this decision is really stressing me out. I applied as an international student for several MFA programs in the US and I've been accepted for AFI and waitlisted at USC...
  16. M

    Admitted (After Interview) Cinematography Fall 2022 AFI

    I applied for the first time last year, where I got to the interview but then was given a spot on the waiting list. So I applied for the second time this year and fortunately I got in after doing an interview. After not being accepted in 2021, I spend a lot of time working on new short film...
  17. Z

    Denied (After Interview) AFI - Cinematography Fall 2022

    The application process was pretty smooth for me. I started preparing pretty early on before the supporting materials were even updated. I attended both of the zoom sessions held for applicants, they are both very helpful and I highly recommend attending them. In the first one, you get to talk...
  18. Y

    Admitted (After Interview) AFI - Directing Fall 2022

    Waited for 4 years. This was my second round of application. Couldn't apply last year because of covid-19. I made 14-15 short films and went to New York Film Academy for 8 weeks to prepare for my application. I even started working full time in the Hindi film industry. I established myself in...
  19. L

    Attending (Admitted After Interview) AFI Editing Program

    Very smooth, actually this is my second time applying for the AFI editing program after being put on the waiting list last application year. This time's application went really well, the Materials, Interviews, everything went as expected.
  20. I

    Admitted (After Interview) AFI Screenwriting - 2022

    AFI was fine! I think I struggled the most with my narrative statement during the application, because they ask you to answer a lot of questions and I found it difficult to transition from one answer to the other. Other than that there's not much to write (I already had my writing sample ready...

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