AFI Directing 2020 "A Secret"

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
BU
AFI's application info for Directing had been released:

Directing applicants are required to submit the following:

  1. Submit an example of a moving image project that you have personally directed and that best demonstrates individual talent and ability. You may submit the best 10 continuous minutes from a feature or a short whose TRT is longer than 10 minutes, or you may submit a completed short that is less than 10 minutes TRT. Submissions that are longer than 10 minutes will not be considered for admission. Only work that the applicant has directed (not co-directed) will be considered. The project should be in English or be subtitled in English.
  2. Direct and write an original short moving image project for the AFI Conservatory on the topic of “A Secret”. The project should be no longer than 5 minutes in length and can be shot on your cell phone. We are interested in seeing your story-telling skills. Creativity is key here – not production value. The project should be in English or be subtitled in English.
  3. Describe why you made the moving image project in #1 and the lesson(s) you learned from making it (one page maximum).
  4. Describe why you made the moving image project in #2 and the lesson(s) you learned from making it (one page maximum).
  1. Submit the script for “The Secret” project in #2.


All essays must be saved as a PDF, typed, double spaced, listing your name, discipline, and fall 2020 at the top of the page.

Submissions will be accepted via a link to YouTube or Vimeo in the online application; DO NOT PASSWORD PROTECT THE VIDEO LINKS YOU PROVIDE IN YOUR APPLICATION. All written statements must be submitted in PDF format within the application. Please include your name, discipline and date on each page of the written statements.

Online applications and portfolio requirements must be received by 11:59 p.m. CST on December 1, 2019.

Good luck everybody! Who's applying?

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Chris W

Willem was robbed
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BU

SamSepiol

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Based off of what is known about the timing of interview notifications in previous years, I figured I would start a thread for all of us hopefuls to discuss and share information.

As of right now, I haven't been contacted for an interview, but both of my video submissions received three views a piece between Jan 13th and 15th. The anxiety builds with each passing day :)

How is everybody else looking?
 

Yera

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Nothing scheduled, no calls, no e-mails, no nothing from no one. Refreshing my mail box constantly 24/7 in a complete peaceful state of mind.
 

SamSepiol

New Member
Nothing scheduled, no calls, no e-mails, no nothing from no one. Refreshing my mail box constantly 24/7 in a complete peaceful state of mind.
Same. Getting accepted into AFI is obviously a crapshoot so that facet of things has always been up in the air, but I felt confident in my application (as did my colleagues and mentors) so, at the very least, I assumed I'd be invited for an interview. However, sitting here now, with no interview invite and seeing that a few others have been contacted, I'm beginning to think that my assumption was rather foolish. This past week hasn't been good for my health haha
 

Yera

New Member
Same. Getting accepted into AFI is obviously a crapshoot so that facet of things has always been up in the air, but I felt confident in my application (as did my colleagues and mentors) so, at the very least, I assumed I'd be invited for an interview. However, sitting here now, with no interview invite and seeing that a few others have been contacted, I'm beginning to think that my assumption was rather foolish. This past week hasn't been good for my health haha
Same for me when it comes to the application confidence. But as far as I know, those who have been contacted have applied for screenwriting or cinematography, so I don't think that they have started contacting directors yet.
 

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