1. M

    AFI Editing - 2025

    I'm putting together my application for the editing program at AFI, but I'm struggling to find information about the program from the student's perspective. I found several threads for other programs at AFI, but not many for editing. I want to know what you expected the program to be like X what...
  2. Chris W

    Prayers to the Edit Gods

    I have a personal deadline of finishing a cut today. Wish me luck. It's not really due until Monday night but I want to have all Monday to score and fine tune it. Oy. A mountain of footage and it has taken forever. It's challenging but a good challenge to weave so many characters and storylines...
  3. L

    Admitted (After Interview) AFI Editing - Fall 2024

    I've selected two different short films as the sole editor, one was 5 minutes and the other was 30 minutes. But the time limit of each sample is 20 minutes, It took me a lot of time to restructure. Good luck everyone!
  4. M

    AFI 2024 - All Applicants

    Just creating a general thread for all AFI 2024 applicants. I applied to the editing program, feeling good about it. What's everyone else applying for? How are you feeling about applying? And has anyone gotten an interview email yet?
  5. M

    Attending (Off Waitlist After Interview) AFI Editing - 2024

    I like that the application for the program requested two pieces of work instead of a reel. I feel that reels don’t show the quality of work/efforts of the art in editing as a full piece of work could.
  6. A

    Admitted (After Interview) AFI Editing 2023 - International

    First time applying. An international applicant. I specifically chose to submit films that displayed my technical and narrative use of *editing* in the most creative way with a lot of variety. Everything in my application was focused on expressing myself through the lens of editing (which is...
  7. roystekii2

    Admitted (w/o Interview) Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts (editing)

    Rejected by AFI but admitted into Chapman without an interview for editing, I decided to attend Chapman this fall instead of reapplying to AFI next year, anyone here got admitted into Chapman for editing this year as welll?
  8. K

    Admitted (After Interview) AFI Editing - 2023

    Pretty quick process. Most of my time went into writing my personal statement. I already had short films I had edited from sometime ago so I submitted those. Smooth and quick. The interview was chill. Robert asked most of the questions. They threw me one question that was a curveball and I am...
  9. Wayne State College (BS)

    Wayne State College (BS)


    Admitted (w/o Interview) CHAPMAN '23 BFA Film Production (Editing)

    COMMONAPP My commonapp essay was good, but not great. I briefly touched on film but focused on how I learned to be "human" from the perspective of an alien. My additional information essay detailed my struggles with insomnia. I got very personal with some of my supplementals and told stories in...
  11. O

    Admitted (After Interview) NFTS MA Editing - Jan 2023 start

    Straightforward application form questions - why you're applying, your background, your tastes, etc. 1st practical task was to edit an 'abstract montage' which you submit along with the initial written application. Then for the 2nd practical task they send you rushes, which you have to cut...
  12. S

    AFI vs. LMU

    Apart from getting into AFI (Editing), I have gotten into Loyola Marymount University too. It's a 3-year Film and TV Production MFA course, with an emphasis on Editing. Have you heard anything about this? And how is its reputation in the industry? One of the major reasons I am considering this...
  13. A

    AFI or USC?

    Hi all, this is my first time posting here but I've been sleuthing for months now. I'm an extremely indecisive person so this decision is really stressing me out. I applied as an international student for several MFA programs in the US and I've been accepted for AFI and waitlisted at USC...
  14. L

    Admitted but Not Attending (w/o Interview) Chapman Editing

    Really good. I didn't receive anything after I submitted the application, including the interview. The congrats from Chapman just happening on 2022-03-07.
  15. L

    Attending (Admitted After Interview) AFI Editing Program

    Very smooth, actually this is my second time applying for the AFI editing program after being put on the waiting list last application year. This time's application went really well, the Materials, Interviews, everything went as expected.
  16. J

    Chapman MFA (Editing) or Gap year for USC

    Hi all, SO I was recently admitted by Chapman's MFA program (Editing), while I also applied to USC (Film and TV production) and AFI (Editing) but unfortunately did not get in neither of those programs. Chapman is also offering me some scholarship. There seems to be very limited information on...
  17. A

    Admitted (w/o Interview) Chapman Dodge - Editing (2022)

    Pretty smooth. To be honest I was quite confident with this one because they said we were able to submit anything I edited. So I also submitted some documentary cut, reel and some other videos other than narratives.
  18. Yi Wang

    Denied (After Interview) AFI MFA Editing 2022Fall

    I am an inter-discipline applicant without related job experience. My ZOOM interview has been confirmed for Friday, February 4th, 2022, at 04:10 pm PST. It seemed like that the interviewers did not even watch one of my videos 2 hours before the interview. My interviewers: Robert Ivison and Anne...
  19. A

    Admitted (After Interview) AFI - Editing (2022)

    That was great. I was afraid that my supplements weren't that competitive since my city was under lock down for a couple of months before I submitted the application.
  20. J

    Admitted (After Interview) AFI Editing 2022

    I applied to afi directing last year but was rejected without an interview. I didn't have time to finish the 5min short this year, so I kinda gave up applying to afi. But then I found out that the deadline for editing was extended to Jan 4, so I had much more time to prepare. I submitted a short...

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