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    Effective Personal Statements

    Hello all! I'm looking for examples of effective personal statements. I've read virtually every piece of advice about being yourself, staying honest to your voice, not trying to win anyone over, etc. but I would really love to see some essay examples that have successfully worked in the past...
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    Personal Statement Feedback (First Draft)

    Hello! I am currently working on my applications and was wondering if some people would be interested in giving me feedback on my personal statement. Though I reached out to one or two people, I realized I would like feedback from multiple people. If anyone was interested, let me know, and I...
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    SOP writing tips

    Hi! I didn't choose the film school to apply to yet, but I want to start preparing in advance. I'm not a good writer, but it's no excuse for me and I still need to write a personal statement.So I want to ask you to share some effective tips on writing a personal statement with me.
  4. How to get into FSU's College of Motion Picture Arts: Tips from Paige Roberts, Head of Admissions (Part 2)

    How to get into FSU's College of Motion Picture Arts: Tips from Paige Roberts, Head of Admissions (Part 2)

    Exclusively for our Supporting Members, this is the second part of our 2 hour interview with the FSU's College of Motion Picture Arts admissions office. FilmSchool.org is 100% advertisement free so without our Supporting Members, in-depth articles and interviews like this one would not be...
  5. How to get into FSU's College of Motion Picture Arts: Tips from Paige Roberts, Head of Admissions (Part 1)

    How to get into FSU's College of Motion Picture Arts: Tips from Paige Roberts, Head of Admissions (Part 1)

    In the heart of Tallahassee is the hidden gem of the film industry: Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts. Ranked among the top 15 best film schools in America by the Hollywood Reporter, FSU CMPA offers top-notch facilities and equipment. Most recently, their Torchlight...
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    Zero film related background. Do I have a chance get into film school like NYU and Columbia?

    Hi all, I am working on finishing the last few portfolios of my film production MFA application. And I just get started writing my personal statement. I am a little worried that no related creative background on my resume will be a big minus of the application. I'm a full-time software...
  7. How to get Into USC SCA: Advice from an Admissions Committee Member

    How to get Into USC SCA: Advice from an Admissions Committee Member

    Considered by many to be the best film school in the world, it’s no wonder why the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) is so sought after by prospective undergraduate and graduate students alike. However, the film school’s prestige can often make the application process particularly stressful and...

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