Hey! I believe the first interview invitations were sent Jan 31 for Cinematography applicants. That's at least the first dates I've seen in here. I got mine 31st. Deadline was originally Dec 1, but a week or two later they stretched it to Jan 15.I don’t think any cinematographer has been contacted yet, the deadline for cinematography was January 15 and for the letters of recommendation they had until January 27. To my understanding that’s when they begin to review the applications. The deadline for directors and screenwriters was December 1st so directors and screenwriters should technically be contacted before anyone else.
Wonderful! How did you feel about the interview? Who did you interview with?
Aw I’m sure you did great! I am rooting for you! I hope it all works out.@amcracken You know, I had another school interview just last week, and it was ten minutes long and was a totally rigid atmosphere. This was my first interview and my tremendous pressure for speaking in English made me stammer AF. I talked with the school faculty and my voice trembled as a person standing in the middle of 7.0 earthquake or something. So I was very, very worried for this interview too, but fortunately, as you know, it was relatively comfortable. I briefly talked with Giovanni first and had an interview with a Alumnus and a Head of Directing discipline. It was about 45 minutes in total. They threw me tons of questions and I was kinda panic (as usual) to translate my answer from Korean to English in my head, although it was all normal, general questions about my narrative statement, my job before, what I am doing recently and etc. Then they brought up about my submission film, and told both compliments and criticism. It was an amazing experience anyway, having review from them. So far, I have literally just finished the interview and I am going to take time to retrace the conversation after cool down. I will organize my questions and write here soon. How was yours?
I have no clue what the chances are. And yes, also my first choice. I actually didn’t have time to apply to other grad schools.Yes AFI was my first choice. Is it yours too? Do you guys have any idea of how many people get usually waitlisted each year? Just to have an idea of the possibilities to get in..
@Chris W If you don't mind, could you remove the badge below my ID for a while? I'm just waitlisted... I will tell you if I am admitted off the waitlist. Thank you tho!Congrats on being waitlisted!
If you want the AFI badge and private AFI forum access (it was quite busy last year) see this thread here:
The old Student Groups system has been relaunched into a Private School Forums and School Badges system. If you are an accepted applicant, current student, or alumni you can now get a badge for the school next to your name and access to the Private Forum for the school if you are a Supporting...www.filmschool.org