1. 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...
  2. T

    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...
  3. 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...
  4. P

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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.
  17. 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...
  18. 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!
  19. 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...
  20. 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...

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