1. Chris W

    "Financially hobbled for life" The high price of some film programs

    Some film programs such as Columbia and AFI are very expensive. Yeah... That price tag is nuts. I mean the education sounds awesome but...Did you see this article?
  2. Z

    Applied Columbia - Film MFA Writing/Directing - Fall 2022

    I am just now adding this to the database, but finished the application a few weeks ago. The application went pretty well. I really enjoyed writing the material for it. I don't feel awesome about my autobiographical essay and think that it definitely could've used a lot of workshopping and...
  3. julesbeegood

    Applied Columbia MFA in Screenwriting/Directing - Fall 2022

    I submitted this application a couple weeks ago. I thought the process went fine and was eager to get this final application done, only to discover after the fact that I formatted my writing samples wrong. (A lesson from this first time through applying to MFAs has been to thoroughly review the...
  4. audr3y


    Lots of writing! Proud of both of the screenplays I wrote (the film prompt and the dramatic writing sample). Fitting the feature film treatment on a single double-spaced page in Courier font was difficult, but I got it in the end. I wish the autobiographical essay had more of a prompt.
  5. Chris W

    Columbia University - Screenwriting/Directing Fall 2022 entry

    This is a thread for those of you applying to Columbia University Screenwriting/Directing for entry in Fall 2022. Reply below if you are planning to apply to meet your fellow applicants. Here is our current admissions statistics for the program: When you apply please add your application so...
  6. C

    Waitlisted (After Interview) Columbia - Directing MFA 2021

  7. L

    [Fall 2021] Help with choosing film schools... USC vs Columbia

    I thought it might be useful to start a thread for people trying to decide where to go now... Personally, I'm having a hard time deciding between Columbia vs. USC. I'm definitely someone that values storytelling and writing more than access to great equipment (I know that, according to online...
  8. fraust

    Interviewed Columbia University MFA | Screenwriting/Directing

  9. sundaesorceress

    Interviewed Columbia Directing/Screenwriting

  10. rainydays

    Applied Columbia Screenwriting/Directing Film MFA

    This site was incredibly helpful.
  11. isla

    Waitlisted (After Interview) Columbia Screenwriting/Directing MFA

  12. Cody Young

    Admitted (After Interview) Columbia Film MFA 2021

  13. DarynRobinson

    Denied (w/o Interview) Columbia University MFA Film

  14. I

    Interviewed Columbia - Directing/Screenwriting MFA Fall 2021

  15. clairebarnett

    Applied Columbia MFA Directing/Screenwriting Fall 2021

  16. mayisch.kl

    Denied (w/o Interview) Columbia - MFA Directing/Screenwriting Fall 2021

  17. bean

    Admitted (After Interview) Columbia Film MFA Creative Producing

  18. K

    Denied (w/o Interview) Columbia MFA Screenwriting/Directing

  19. its_me_mari

    Waitlisted (After Interview) Columbia MFA Screenwriting/Directing - Fall 2021

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