1. Boethius

    LMU waives MFA application fee

    Loyola Marymount University is offering to waive the application fee if you join their virtual open house on November 12. *REGISTER TODAY for our Fall Film School Virtual Open House on Thursday, November 12 at 6 PM PST. Introduce yourself and get your questions answered by faculty, students...
  2. emmypadge

    UNCSA Application/Portfolio!

    Please help!! I've finished the application for UNCSA but can't for the life of me figure out the digital portfolio submission - I've asked the admission office but I still couldn't figure it out, and nobody else who I know who is applying knows how to work it either. Anyone else in this position?U
  3. Alison Hendrix

    Screenwriting MFA Application Advice

    Hi all! Graduated last year with a BA in Cinema Studies and English Writing. Am applying to this year's round of Screenwriting MFAs. I'm from NY so I'm really trying to only do USC, UCLA, and Michener. Was wondering if any acceptees were still lurking around and could offer up some general...
  4. Patrick Clement

    Portfolio Film (as of 2/18) Accepted - Austin, Interviews - AFI, NYU, Columbia

    Wanted to share my singular Directing MFA video portfolio item. I submitted only this film (or portions of the film) as my portfolios. As of today (4/19/16) I have had: Acceptances Austin Columbia Waitlist NYU AFI Interviews NYU AFI Columbia Just as a note, I am not a very strong academic...
  5. TheArsenal1886

    UCLA MFA Screenwriting 2015

    Should be hearing from the school relatively soon regarding interviews. Anybody heard anything yet? I dug a little bit through the site and these are the earliest dates in each application period that people have been contacted about an interview/rejection: Fall 2014 = 1/17/2014 (interview...
  6. Travis Leake

    2015 USC MFA Screenwriting Accept Reject Waitlist

    Haven't seen anyone start this thread this year. I suppose I'll start us off. Applied for the Fall 2015 semester. Everything was in and finalized (including references) before the priority date of 11/01. First time applying. Background in music production, short fiction, couple of small...
  7. Tiger

    UCLA 2015/2016 Decisions

    Hey all, I just finished my transfer app to UCLA for next fall 2015. I'm already anxiously waiting to hear back, and thought I'd start a thread for people to check in. I saw people doing it for 2014 and 2013, seems like a good way to pass the time til decisions are made.
  8. Rajesh Sharma

    Sophomore and need help to get on track to apply for film schools!

    Hi I'm a sophomore in high school, and I've wanted to make films since I was 7. I plan to apply to USC, UCLA, NYU, RISD, VCU, and similar schools with a focus on film. I'm currently anxious because I know that I have skill, but am afraid that my application will not look impressive enough and...
  9. Haisu

    Columbia MFA Application

    Hi guys, Since the deadline is getting closer, I am worried about the formatting issues. I wonder for Columbia MFA's creative materials, such as treatments, do we have to submit in 12-courier font like the autobiographical essay? Or just normal, like 11, time-roman is ok? Thanks!
  10. J

    UCLA MFA Application Procedures

    Could someone clarify this for me? The UCLA Screenwriting MFA Application procedures says to both UPLOAD and MAIL the departmental application along with the statement of purpose and writing samples. Is it just me or does this seem rather strange? I'm mostly concerned because I'm living abroad...
  11. Chris W

    Post your Film School video application here

    I'm interested to see the portfolio videos and/or photos that everyone submitted to their respective films schools for their application. I'm sure the other forum members would love it too. While I can't find the footage I used for my application... here's the link to the short doc that I...
  12. TheArsenal1886

    2014 Application Process Debrief

    Since the application process is starting to finally wind down this year, I'm interested in hearing from people who have endured the process this time around and wouldn't mind sharing a bit about how they feel afterwards. I think it would be interesting to hear the things everybody is glad...
  13. C

    Trouble Logging In to AFI Application

    Hey everyone! Has anyone else had trouble logging in to AFI's online application AFTER submitting? I'm not sure if this is supposed to happen or if there is an error. I wanted to check in on my letters of recommendation status, but I'm getting this error message: The system was unable to...
  14. C

    What should I use for my visual samples?

    Hey there! I'm in the process off applying to directing programs at AFI, USC, NYU, and Columbia for Fall 2014, and I'm trying to figure out which of my projects to feature and in what order I should place them on my visual sample. I know that narrative films are always preferred over music...
  15. T

    NFTS - The best choice for a film to submit?

    Hi all, I am currently on my 3rd year of my Bachelors and I am planning to apply for Directing Fiction at the NFTS entering in 2015. Right now I am starting developing my graduation film which actually will be the one I will send as part of my application. My concern is what kind of film...
  16. I

    application sample pages for screenwriting

    so most schools are asking you to write a scene (sometimes about two people meeting in an elevator and sometimes two people in a room etc etc) Has anyone done this for his/her school application that you'd like to share? It would be so great to see the quality of what other students have done...
  17. Molly

    Applying for a MFA and the world beyond: writing/directing

    Hello, I am planning on applying to various film schools for my MFA. I have some questions regarding the whole process as it will be my first time ever foraying into competitive admissions. (Luckily, I got an easy free ride for undergrad as my dad works at the university and I had a 4.0 high...
  18. B

    NFTS Cinematography MA 2014

    Anyone else applied for the NFTS for the January 2014 intake? Specifically the cinematography course? Just wondering if anyone's heard back yet? Cheers.