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    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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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!
  5. 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!!
  6. 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...
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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...
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. A

    Asking for critiques on my Personal Statement for USC MFA Spring 2021

    Hello, everyone. I am Anh, a recent graduate in DC from Vietnam. I am applying to the USC MFA Production program again this Summer and would love to have someone to look over my Personal Statement. It's no doubt the hardest piece for me so any critique is hugely appreciated. Please let me know...
  15. BigSpeaker12

    Help with Person Statement for USC SCA spring 21

    Hello everyone, I'm applying to usc this summer and I wanted to know if anyone was interested in looking over my personal statment. I think it's a good start but there's some stuff I could probably expand on.
  16. Saay01

    Personal Statement Format

    Hi! I have applied to USC's Film and Television Program and will be applying to Chapman, LMU, NYU, Columbia and AFI. My personal statement for USC was in the format of a comic strip/graphic novel. Is it advisable to do something of a similar sort for the rest? Chapman, AFI and Columbia have...
  17. M

    UCLA personal statement vs statement of purpose essays

    I am having trouble discerning the difference between these two essays. Does one matter more than the other? If anyone can share any insight, I would greatly appreciate it.
  18. fitz

    personal statement swap

    Been feeling a little unsure about my personal statement and would love some external feedback. If anyone is able / willing / applying this year, I'd be happy to go over yours in return! I'm gonna be applying to NYU, Columbia and USC.
  19. triplefour

    Focus of Personal Statement - UT Austin Directing

    Hey folks! I'm glad to have found this website, it's been a great resource since I've decided to go to grad school. Currently, I am preparing my application for the directing program with UT Austin. I know they don't do interviews, and that the application is very important. I feel very...
  20. How to get into Film School - PART 2: Writing Samples and Portfolio Advice

    How to get into Film School - PART 2: Writing Samples and Portfolio Advice

    This is Part 2 of the series with advice on how to get into film school given by the many members of FilmSchool.org over the years. The forums have been around for over 17 years so there are a ton of people who have gone what you are going through right now and lived to tell about it. USC and...

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