1. 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...
  2. A

    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...
  3. L

    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...
  4. 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!
  5. 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...
  6. 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 Application...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. d890

    AFI Screenwriting vs. Columbia Screenwriting

    Is anyone else here debating between the two?
  11. 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...
  12. 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?
  13. 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...
  14. 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.

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