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  1. How to get into USC Film School (or any film program) - PART 2: Writing Samples and Portfolio Advice

    How to get into USC Film School (or any film program) - PART 2: Writing Samples and Portfolio Advice

    This is Part 2 of the series with advice on how to get into film school given by the many members of FilmSchool.org over the years. The forums have been around for over 17 years so there are a ton of people who have gone what you are going through right now and lived to tell about it. USC and...
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    Good Film Programs for Undergrad Architecture Major?

    I'm a rising senior in an undergraduate architecture program (and minor in digital production arts). I want to work on set in film now so I'm trying to focus on graduate school for film. I don't have a ton of experience but I currently have made a 15 second animation, helped produce an...
  3. Chris W

    How many times did you have to apply to Film School to get in?

    For those that got in to film school or are attending how many times did you have to apply to get in? Persistence is the key and I think the poll results will show that quite a bit of FilmSchool.org members did not get in on their first time. This will hopefully give hope to those who got...
  4. 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...
  5. Chris W

    REMINDER: Please update your Applications in the tracker!

    Thank you to everyone for adding their applications to the tracker. If you haven't added yours yet it's very easy to do so. Since this application season is winding down, hopefully most people have received their decision from the film school programs that they've applied to. However the...
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    Question about applying as freshman to undergrad

    Hello. Been lurking for a decade, but finally made an account to make my first post. I am hoping to apply to production program (BFA) in 2020 as a freshman (from what I know, BFA is for freshman only). The problem is... I was enrolled in a university last decade. I completed first semester...
  7. Shmorca

    Getting into USC School of Cinematic Arts: Advice and What Are My Chances?

    Hello! My name is Maia. I am a sixteen year old sophomore in high school, and I aspire to attend USC School of Cinematic Arts in some capacity, either for their Film and Television Production Program or their Screenwriting Program. Unlike most, it hasn't always been my lifelong dream, but now...
  8. BuddernScotch

    USC Screenwriting MFA - Fall 2019

    Hello fellow USC screenwriting hopefuls! So the time is upon us again. I've just spoken to the Cinematic Arts dept. today and apparently applications were sent out for review yesterday - so... yeah. It's begun. This is my third time applying, USC is the dream school for screenwriting, but I've...
  9. Lifeisnoholiday

    Looking for help with Personal Statement

    Hi everyone, It is application season, and I'm in the middle of mine. I spent a week working on my personal statement for AFI Screenwriting. I would be really appreciate it if someone had the time to take a look at it and give me some feedback :-). Thank you! For most of my life, I’ve been a...
  10. J

    Is it possible to get into a M.F.A program without any prior film making experience?

    I went to a liberal arts college and my school only offered a hand full of film related classes. Right now I am mainly considering applying to masters in film studies (film analysis, theory,...) to pursue an academic career. Although I am happy with the idea of pursuing film in the academic...
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    USC Feature Film Concept

    Hey everyone, I'm hoping to apply for the Fall 2019 semester and had a few questions about the writing sample prompt: "Describe a concept for a feature-length movie, fiction or documentary, which you would like to develop. (No more than two pages)." First, I was wondering about what...
  12. Septopus7

    Critique My Application Material (And Share Yours Too, If Willing)

    Hello everyone, Decided to make this a separate thread, rather than clog up the one I usually post in. As those who follow that forum might know, however, I am a two-time applier to USC's MFA in Screenwriting program -- last year I didn't get in and, though the jury is still somewhat out this...
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    What looks better on a grad school application? (UCLA, USC, Chapman, LMU)

    Should I spend my "free" time in my remaining year at college interning with a production company (CBS TV show) or should I try to make some short films and enter them into festivals? Obviously, the latter is more risky as there's no guarantee they would get accepted, but I feel like that would...
  14. FRS

    Super Anxious about AFI application

    I'm extremely anxious about my application to AFI. I've already sent it awhile ago, but I feel like I am at a huge disadvantage. I'm definitely an...unconventional applicant. My age is 22, and I'm from the East Coast. I have been writing all my life (since age 3), and used to have about 9...
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    USC Writing Sample C and Personal Statement for Film Production

    1. I'm writing my PS but really am not sure if I'm doing it right. If you have any suggestions or know anything about cinematic arts ps, please let me know because I'm really lost. 2. For Writing Sample C, would the film concept need to be original? I started mine based on a real event but...
  16. cakeislife

    Feedback for Film School personal statement

    Hi filmmakers, I'm working on refine my personal statement for USC but got really stuck and paranoid about my current draft. I sent it to some of my friends for opinions but none of us has ever written any PS or SOP (Neither of us went to undergrad school in the States and all in non-film...
  17. Septopus7

    The Re-Application Situation: What Should You Keep?

    Hello all, Feels good to be back on these threads again after such a long time! Granted, it would feel better if I was returning as a grad student in my program of choice, passing on wisdom to all those new folk applying...but I guess I shouldn't complain. Anywho, my question is simple. After...
  18. icantmath

    Any MFA writers with a different degree and job experience not in the industry get accepted?

    I would like to apply for an MFA in screenwriting. I have bachelors degrees, but they're not related to theater, film, etc. I also have held administrative jobs that are also not related to the industry (I have applied countless times to assistant positions and internships related to writing and...
  19. Int Film Institute of New York

    2017 Applicants - Want to know one of the biggest application mistakes? IFI is doing Q&As this week

    The International Film Institute (IFI) supports all aspiring filmmakers as they work towards an education in film. During the application period for film schools, we're here to take your questions! One of the most common mistakes when submitting an application to a school is focusing the...
  20. Int Film Institute of New York

    Want to know one of the biggest application mistakes? IFI is answering your film school questions.

    The International Film Institute (IFI) supports all aspiring filmmakers as they work towards an education in film. During the application period for film schools, we're here to take your questions! We have seen one of the most common mistakes when submitting an application to a school is...
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