1. C

    Best MFA for TV writing?

    Hey everyone! I'm a college senior graduating this December with a degree in film. I'm excited by the idea of writing features, but my interest is mainly television. Since the application period coincides with the tail-end of my thesis (and I don't have much money), I'm trying to be...
  2. Kira

    Script Coverage Geared towards Film School

    Hey everyone! I hope that my posts (and inbox) have been helpful over the years. If you are looking for someone to read your scripts and essays as you prepare for the application season, please check out my new biz Film School Edge (no affiliation with this website). We cover feature scripts...
  3. Patrick Clement

    Fifth Year Columbia U Directing MFA (& KU Alum) ASQUEMIENETHENGUE

    I've been pretty active in the forums since my application year. I'm going to take all of my threads and repost them here and happy to answer any new questions!
  4. Chris W

    USC MFA Screenwriting Fall 2020

    Who's applying this year? Fall Admission Deadline: November 15th Required supplemental application materials per USC: The following supplemental materials must be submitted via the SlideRoom application for admission consideration: Autobiographical Character Sketch (please upload in PDF...
  5. Chris W

    AFI Screenwriting 2020 "An Encounter"

    It appears their writing prompt this year is "An Encounter": From their site: Screenwriting applicants are required to submit the following: A PDF of a typed screenplay in professional format (20 pages maximum) of which you are the sole screenwriter. If the sample is from a longer script...
  6. Gigawatt

    Attending CSUN - MFA Screenwriting 2021

    First time applying and CSUN was the only school I applied to. The application process was straightforward and easy to understand. The website itself was very intuitive. I had to submit a finished script and also write a new scene revolving around a mysterious item. There was no interview. I...
  7. How to get into USC Film School (or any film program) - PART 2: Writing Samples and Portfolio Advice

    How to get into USC Film School (or any film program) - 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 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...
  8. M

    Who to ask for letters of recommendations (MFA screenwriting)

    I am applying to all the top MFA screenwriting schools. I was a neuroscience major in college and I minored in screenwriting. I have been working in consulting since graduating (2 years). My plan was to ask one screenwriting professor who I have a close relationship with and then two of my...
  9. Asheville School of Film offers Part-time, Evening, and Weekend Workshops

    Asheville School of Film offers Part-time, Evening, and Weekend Workshops

    The Asheville School of Film is the ideal place for locals and those seeking a supportive community to learn filmmaking, or to hone areas of the filmmaking craft. We are lucky to have a growing film industry in the Southeast and hope to provide a foundation for interested youth and second career...
  10. Cody Young

    Accepted into AFI’s Screenwriting program, Ask me Anything!

    Hello all, I’m a recently accepted graduate student who will be attending AFI in the fall within the Screenwriting discipline. This past year, I applied to MFA programs for the first time and I unfortunately only discovered this website shortly after I submitted my last application. Being that...
  11. BuddernScotch

    How I Got In To Film School: Application / Interview Process Information and AMA

    (As with all information, take with grain of NaCl) Hello there potential filmschool applicants! The application / interview process can be stressful and confusing. Information online is scattered around in bits and are often third hand or from a decade ago. You may feel like you're trying to...
  12. M

    How I chose between NYU Dramatic Writing and AFI Screenwriting.

    How I chose between NYU Dramatic Writing and AFI Screenwriting. I anguished over the thought of turning down either school. As a true cinephile, how could I consider living outside of LA? That’s where the industry is. I had to attend AFI. But what about the legends born out of New York, like...
  13. M

    Accepted to NYU - Dramatic Writing AMA (Ask Me Anything)

    Currently accepted to NYU - Dramatic Writing MFA and attending in the Fall. All questions welcome! Best, P
  14. T

    Denied Without Interview USC - Writing for Screen and TV MFA Fall 2019

    Second time applying. Was notified via email from their decision portal.
  15. Chris W

    Best MFA Screenwriting Programs?

    In what order would you rank the best MFA Screenwriting Programs? And why? AFI Screenwriting Boston University Screenwriting Chapman Screenwriting Columbia Columbia -Directing/Screenwriting CSUF Screenwriting CSUN Screenwriting CUNY Feirstein Screenwriting DePaul Screenwriting Emerson - MFA...