personal statement

  1. JosephBr

    LFA Application

    Hello! First of all, I haven't seen a lot of people talking about London Film Academy. Can anyone tell me their thoughts about it please? I'm considering applying for MA in filmmaking. I also want help with writing a personal statement. I know everyone says it has to be a story but their...
  2. T

    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...
  3. M

    Feedback on my Personal Statement

    Hello! Like any applicant, I am nervous and I would like to receive feedback and opinions on my personal statement, more than people who have already gone through this process, know what the admissions committee focuses on more, or simply things that a personal statement should follow.
  4. faithfulginger

    Please give feedback on my Statement of Purpose

    Hello! I'm applying to film schools in London and Dublin and wanted to get some feedback on my personal statement. The only instruction was to write a Personal statement (up to 750 words). Please let me know what you think/any edits that might make it better. Thank you! The first film I ever...
  5. J

    Thesis Proposal and Personal Statement Sample

    Hello all Student Filmmakers! I am all set to apply in Film schools for my MFA program. Can anybody kindly prove me a good sample of Thesis proposal and Personal statement? Since I have no solid idea and Thesis proposal, I can't even write anything without having a sample. Your help will be...
  6. V

    Reapplying - how different should the personal statement be?

    Hello, I'm reapplying to AFI, NYU and Columbia this year (got an interview at Columbia last year). I have gained a lot more experience in the past year so will add information about that in my personal statement but a lot of my tastes, formative experiences and storytelling interests will be...
  7. 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...
  8. N

    Feedback on USC MFA Film Production Personal Statement?

    Hey everyone! I'm currently writing and rewriting my personal statement for SCA. I've been looking at a lot of online advice encouraging an essay that showcases personality and individuality above all else. I've honestly been struggling trying to find a balance that shows the kind of person I am...
  9. Dahlia Jarcrome

    Feedback on Fulbright essays for MFA in Experimental Animation / Film

    Hello! I am applying for a Fulbright scholarship. I want to pursue an MFA in Experimental Animation and Experimental Film. If some of you would like to give me feedback on my essays, I would really appreciate it. Let me know if I could dm you my documents. Also if you know of more programs...
  10. denis.bct

    AFI - 2021 Producing narrative statement

    Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing good ! After weeks of writing a profoundly rational but terribly impersonal narrative statement, I just lost it today and rewrote it entirely in a way more personal fashion. It's an honest statement for sure, but I am afraid that it might even be TOO...
  11. macieekt

    AFI Directing Narrative statement - Does it have to be in essay format? Or can I experiment with a different approach to the text?

    Hi all! I'm applying to AFI Directing for the first time and have a question regarding the Narrative Statement. Does it have to be in essay format? Or can I experiment with a different approach to the text? If anyone has an insight, please let me know. Thanks!
  12. T

    Asking for critiques on my personal statement for USC MFA Fall 2021

    Hello, everyone I am Tammy, I'm applying to the USC MFA film and tv production 2021 fall, if you can give me some advice on my personal statement that will be really thankful!!
  13. priyadarsh.sarwade

    Personal Statement for London Film School - M.A. Screenwriting - Please help me improve this one!

    Hello! I am planning to apply to LFS for MA Screenwriting in 2021 and I need to submit a personal statement. This is my attempt. Please give your honest feedback and suggestions. Also, please help with the grammar. In India, it is considered a privilege to have a male child. My father wanted...
  14. F

    Creative Producing MFA Personal Statement Example

    Am working on my Creative Producing MFA personal statement ( particularly for UNCSA) and am struggling to find any examples from successful applications. Anyone have any leads? Thank you!
  15. jumshua

    Would anyone like to look at my Personal Statement? MFA Fall 2021 for SFSU, SDSU, LMU, and Chapman

    Looking to get some feedback on my personal statement. It's incredibly personal, and written quite colloquially, but I hope it presents me well, lol.
  16. rainydays

    Feedback on Personal Statement? USC Film and Television Production MFA

    Hi everyone, it's me again! I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me some feedback on my personal statement? I am currently on draft 3 after some previous feedback, and I think concept/structure wise it might be solid enough for me to now start cutting words down/cleaning it up. I was...
  17. rainydays

    Do I Need Different Genres for Creative Materials (Personal Statement, Video Submission, Feature Film Concept)? USC Film and Television Production

    Hi everyone! I'm working on applying to USC's Film and Television Production program, and I was wondering if I need to make sure all my creative materials focus on different genres? Any advice would be much appreciated!
  18. rainydays

    Feedback on Personal Statement Draft? USC Film and Television Production MFA

    Hi everyone! I'm applying to USC for a film and television production MFA, and I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me some feedback on my personal statement? I'm trying to find a central story to pull from my current draft so I can show and not tell more, but I'm having some trouble.
  19. rainydays

    Feedback on Personal Statement Draft? USC Film and Television Production MFA

    Hi everyone! I'm applying to USC for a film and television production MFA, and I was wondering if anyone would be able to give me some feedback on my personal statement? I'm a bit nervous because while it is really authentic, I'm afraid I may be pushing it to far. I'd really appreciate some...
  20. J

    Personal Statement Structure

    Hi everyone! Just wondering if anyone had any advice, or just wanted to share their process, in thinking about how to structure your personal statement? Did you go story-flowing, 5 paragrah, 3-act, thesis/no thesis, other? As a follow-up bonus... How did you approach the writing process? What...

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