1. COLUMBIA FILM SCHOOL STUDENT PROFILE: Patrick Clement -  Screenwriting & Directing MFA

    COLUMBIA FILM SCHOOL STUDENT PROFILE: Patrick Clement - Screenwriting & Directing MFA

    "I went to Columbia because I wanted to be a better storyteller and understanding structure... and I do think my storytelling has gotten better and more complex and deeper and I'm really grateful to Columbia.... they delivered exactly what I expected them to deliver." Recently I had the...
  2. y0shek

    Columbia U or AFI for Film Directing?

    Long time lurker on the site here! Hi! I have the wonderful situation to have been accepted to both Columbia University Directing/Writing as well as AFI. I've had one short french-language film distributed that won several awards at smaller film festivals. Made a micro-micro budget feature a...
  3. d890

    AFI Screenwriting vs. Columbia Screenwriting

    Is anyone else here debating between the two?
  4. d890


    Hey all, I'm in the ridiculously fortunate position of having been selected by both Tisch and Columbia. I don't know which one to pick. Columbia's emphasis on storytelling and writing is a big plus for me, and I just cannot gage how much writing is done at Tisch... I see myself as a...
  5. d890

    SCREENWRITING: Columbia vs. AFI?

    Hi all, I am just thinking things through, and wondering what the pros and cons of each school are in terms of the screenwriting mfa... Anyone else debating between the two? Thoughts?
  6. Fernando González Ortiz

    Decision Time Columbia or Chapman

    Hi everyone, so the time has come. To be honest I already have a pretty hefty spreadsheet with overall costs and overall scholarships. Also, I'm just finishing my very personal Pros/Cons list. So I got accepted at Chapman for the MBA/MFA and at Columbia for Creative Producing. Now I need to...
  7. I

    Denied After Interview Columbia - Directing/Screenwriting 2019

    First time applying. This was the only out-of-state school I applied to. Although preparing them was challenging, I really liked the range of materials asked for in the application. Update: I've scheduled to do the interview in-person.