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  1. FILM SCHOOL STUDENT PROFILE: Danni (aka IndecisiveElle) Chapman Directing MFA

    FILM SCHOOL STUDENT PROFILE: Danni (aka IndecisiveElle) Chapman Directing MFA

    “Film School is still Graduate School... you're still getting a master's and there's still traditional work that has to be done. And a lot of people just thought like, oh well I’ll just come here and make a bunch of movies.” Danni sitting with camera in kitchen - for her very first assignment...
  2. Deb F

    USC or AFI ?

    Hey everyone, if you are admitted to USC film production major and AFI directing class, which one would you attend and why?
  3. Best Los Angeles Film Schools

    Best Los Angeles Film Schools

    (Photo by Miles Gehm) There are many places to attend film school but there's definitely something to be said to going to school in the heart of all of the action. Below is a listing of the top LA Film Schools and it's surrounding area ranked by the review system as of January 2019: USC...
  4. L

    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. "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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. E

    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...
  14. 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, .
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. A

    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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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
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