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    I need help with my USC SCA personal statement (animation BA)

    I really don't have anything to write about besides how filmmaking has impacted my life in a positive way, which i know is pretty generic. here's my essay so far: (some background info, i made two short films and im putting them in my portfolio section, and theyre 5 minutes in total. is that...
  2. More interesting tidbits from Christopher Nolan's press gaggle at Cannes

    More interesting tidbits from Christopher Nolan's press gaggle at Cannes

    (Cannes, France. Photo by Mario Lassnig) Via Indiewire, I found some other neat tidbits from his Cannes interviews: Knowing all the different department's roles and how to perform each job is without a doubt a big help to someone who is "in charge of the ship" as it quickly will help you...
  3. At Cannes, Christopher Nolan said he "couldn't get into film school"

    At Cannes, Christopher Nolan said he "couldn't get into film school"

    (Cannes Film Festival. Photo by Rita Molnár) At a Q&A session with Christopher Nolan at Cannes (he's showing a 70mm print of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey), he had some film school advice that was diametrically opposed to Alexander Payne's advice in the article last week: Studying...
  4. The Second City and DePaul University to offer degrees in comedy filmmaking

    The Second City and DePaul University to offer degrees in comedy filmmaking

    CHICAGO — The Second City and DePaul University today announced a collaboration designed to expand comedy education. Starting in fall 2018, DePaul’s School of Cinematic Arts will offer comprehensive new undergraduate and graduate degrees in comedy filmmaking: Master of Fine Arts in...
  5. Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, applied to USC Film School 6 times before he got accepted

    Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, applied to USC Film School 6 times before he got accepted

    (School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California. Photo by Joe Mabel) Many people have asked on these forums if it's worth applying multiple times to a Film School if they get rejected. Marvel Studios president, Kevin Feige, has an answer for you: Persistence is key when applying...
  6. "Infinity War" Director Joe Russo says don't go to Film School

    "Infinity War" Director Joe Russo says don't go to Film School

    (University of Iowa Schaeffer Hall. Photo by Bohao Zhao) Joe Russo, the "Infinity War" director and University of Iowa Alumni, visited a High School in Iowa City, IA and fielded many questions about filmmaking and shared his opinion on whether people should go to film school: He may be...
  7. HowNowHoratio

    URGENT: Ryerson vs. Sheridan: Which one should I choose?

    I'm a first time poster here, and I really hope I'm doing this right! I have been accepted to Ryerson University's (BFA) Film program, as well as Sheridan College's (BFA) film program, and while I may have initially had my heart set on Ryerson, I'm not so sure anymore. I'm being absolutely torn...
  8. IndecisiveElle

    Women in Film Panel Discussion

    I recently participated in group discussion recently about the roles of women in the film industry along with three other filmmakers from the Metro-Detroit area. It's now available on YouTube so I thought I'd share the link. I hope some of you enjoy it. PS yes, that is an awkward and candid...
  9. How to Handle Rejections from Film School

    How to Handle Rejections from Film School

    You didn’t get in. Now what? First of all, you’re not alone. I’ve been there. If you want to read more about my personal experiences with rejection, I have a blog post on it. But what this article is going to focus on is the steps you can take now to either move on or improve your chances for...
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    Help.

    I am a 11th Grader in Florida and I would like to go to College for film production/cinematography in either California, Florida, or New York and I don't know where to apply to thats less than $20,000 tuition and I don't know which film school programs are a joke or what ones are right for me...
  11. Patrick Clement

    Columbia University - MFA - Fall 2018

    Opening this thread for applicants. Questions, concerns, application status, interviews, nerves, how babies are made, winning lottery numbers, .
  12. AFDA experience:

    AFDA experience:

    AFDA offers students studying abroad a unique, affordable and educational opportunity to discover Southern Africa and its diverse population, world renowned heritage sites, cosmopolitan cities and specialist higher education. AFDA International students currently comprise 10 – 20% of the total...
  13. NEW Film School Review System

    NEW Film School Review System

    The new Film School review system on FilmSchool.org has launched and it's totally awesome. Here are some of the new features: New "Ask a Question" Feature Users can now ask questions about film schools on the film school page. Questions and Answers can be marked as "Helpful" and "Not...
  14. Film School MFA Application advice from Accepted Students

    Film School MFA Application advice from Accepted Students

    I asked some members of the site who were accepted to various Film School MFA programs some questions that would provide some advice to other aspiring applicants. If you are now in the process of applying to Film School or are thinking of applying, I hope that you find their responses helpful...
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    Hunter or Brooklyn for film

    I recently got accepted into Brooklyn College and I'm awaiting a decision from Hunter and I'm pursuing a major in film (along with studying theatre and television) to become a director, along with pursuing a minor in public policy. Is there a more superior school when it comes to film? I don't...
  16. Operator

    University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Undergraduate/graduate film school located in Las Vegas, Nevada. It's a state school, so tuition is very affordable. If you are not a resident, you would pay out of state tuition for your first year, then the remaining three years you can pay instate rates as long as you get a Nevada ID or DL...
  17. Chopsuey

    Lodz Film School

    Hello everyone, I'm applying to Lodz Film School (international student), If you have any experience or tips for entrance exam and interviews please share it with me. Thanks a lot! :D
  18. Chopsuey

    PLEASE HELP ME DECIDE!

    Hello everyone! So... Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg vs Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. I'm looking to apply to one of these film schools but I can't choose, If you have any information or any experience I'd much appreciate it if you'd help me. For example how much is the cost of using...
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    Film schools that offer PhD

    Yes, I have looked up USCw. Are there any other schools?
  20. Int Film Institute of New York

    2017 Applicants - Want to know one of the biggest application mistakes? IFI is doing Q&As this week

    The International Film Institute (IFI) supports all aspiring filmmakers as they work towards an education in film. During the application period for film schools, we're here to take your questions! One of the most common mistakes when submitting an application to a school is focusing the...
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