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    Applied Columbia University - Creative Producing MFA - Fall 2021

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    Film Treatment/Concept (for NYU/Columbia apps) - Is an adaptation frowned upon?

    Hey everyone, I know that it's permissible to write a treatment of an adaptation rather than an original story for these two schools, but does anyone know if they frown on it? I have really great idea for an adaptation I'd love to develop one day, but I'm worried that will seem lesser than in...
  3. dandaniel

    Help! What film should I apply with?

    Hello! I am from the UK and applying to AFI, NYU and Columbia for film directing. Seeking some help! I have two films I am considering for my visual submission: Web - visually bold and colourful, provocative film about children doing a very gruesome act. It didn't get much awards attention but...
  4. Cody Young

    Columbia University Film MFA - Creative Producing 2021

    Didn't see a thread for the Creative Producing concentration at Columbia for this upcoming year. Figured I would make my own since the application went live today.
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    Is it worth to apply for an MFA to US based schools this year?

    I am 28 years old, and already a professional screenwriter in my home country. I always wanted to go to grad school in the States, but because of work and financial constraints, I couldn't make it. I am wondering if I am too old to apply now, because I'll be 29 by the time I go. The whole reason...
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    Columbia 2021 MFA Screenwriting/Directing Applicants

    Good luck to everybody with your application! Speaking of, does anyone know when Columbia's website will be updated for the 2021 admissions cycle?
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    Columbia MFA Screenwriting/Directing 2021 -- autobiographical essay + other questions

    Hi everybody, I'm applying to Columbia's MFA in Screenwriting/Directing for Fall 2021, as well as a couple others. One of the required creative materials for CU is characterized as an "autobiographical essay," with the following prompt: "Tell us something about yourself and your background...
  8. Y

    Which school is better for film: Northwestern or Barnard

    Hi everyone! I'm an international high school rising senior who wants to become a director in the industry. I want to study film in college, and I want to attend a school that has internship opportunities with Hollywood industry professionals so that I will be able to network with them for my...
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    Advice Need help with you Film MFA application?

    I'm a MFA graduate of a top USA film school and have worked in the film school admissions process for five years while there. I have been offering consultations for people on their applications, short scripts and feature projects. So feel free to reach out and I can share more information on my...
  10. AK006

    Employment opportunities after Graduate Film School

    Hello, fellow members of this amazing community, This is my first post thread here, as I am gearing to apply for schools in 2021. My question is how are the employment opportunities postgraduate especially talking about from prestigious schools like USC, NYU, Chapman, Columbia, AFI etc. I am...
  11. sevs

    Which is the better kind of MFA Production program in your opinion? "Auteur-centric" or "team-based"?

    Of the MFA Production programs I'm more familiar with, I've noticed a lot of them can be filed into one of the two above-described categories. "Auteur-centric" programs that seem to focus more on helping you develop your individual voice as a storyteller include UCLA, UT Austin, Columbia, and...
  12. Lillianlyu

    Waitlisted After Interview Columbia - Film Directing MFA Fall 2020

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    NYU Tisch MFA vs Columbia MFA ; Director/Writer

    I know this has been debated a bit but after reading all the threads I still feel the need to ask. I have been accepted into both Columbia and NYU Tish Graduate program and I dont know which one to choose. I'm looking for a program that will train me best as a writer AND director. Everyone...
  14. KevinMN

    Admitted After Interview Columbia - Directing/Screenwriting Fall 2020

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    HELP!! What to do if missed the Deadline of Columbia?

    Hi there, As the title says...I missed the deadline of Columbia. (which is yesterday ? I got all the materials ready, just couldn't upload the media sample cause the internet is horrible in where I live (I'm doing a volunteer job at a film festival, and the hotel they provide is sketchy ? and...
  16. M

    Columbia film treatment question

    Are people including a title of their film? It doesn't specifically mention this on the app, but I am not sure whether that's implied. Let me know your thoughts, thank you!
  17. Paralylex

    How Many Prompts Did You Write Before You Were Happy?

    Hello! I applied two years ago to Columbia's MFA program and here I am, applying again. I did one of their prompts today and think it would be adequate with some editing, but likely will start again. So my question is, how many times did you do one of the prompts, whether the same one or all of...
  18. How to get into Film School - PART 1: The Personal Statement

    How to get into Film School - PART 1: The Personal Statement

    Film Schools receives thousands of applications per year. How are you going to stand out? What are film schools looking for? In this article series I've gathered some of the best advice from the past 17 years on the forums on applying to film school. According to the FilmSchool.org Application...
  19. Chris W

    Columbia Film School Acceptance Rate & Minimum GPA

    According to data from our Application Tracker we can calculate the reported acceptance rate and minimum GPAs for Columbia MFA in Film...

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