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AFI Directing 2020 "A Secret"

Blainefuller

New Member
I have been watching this forum this year and four years ago but never posted until now. I was rejected from AFI, but still wanted to post my submission for “a secret” and if possible watch everyone else’s. Very curious about what impressed them. I’m not too distraught about not getting accepted because last week I was put on the waitlist at USC (which guarantees I’ll be going to school there by the latest in January).

 

amcracken

Member
I would love it.. but why should they write us something like that instead of making it clear that everything is just suspended?

That would be ideal but I don’t know. Maybe applicants that got a “yes” aren’t on the forums yet? Everyone in other disciplines are getting straight answers. But the advisor did say that the Directing discipline gets the most applicants out of all disciplines, so I’m sure we were applying with hundreds more. Many that didn’t post on these forums.
 

ptanderson

Member
That would be ideal but I don’t know. Maybe applicants that got a “yes” aren’t on the forums yet? Everyone in other disciplines are getting straight answers. But the advisor did say that the Directing discipline gets the most applicants out of all disciplines, so I’m sure we were applying with hundreds more. Many that didn’t post on these forums.
So perhaps the only indication here is that there are a lot of waitlisted? Since in here we are 5 out of 5 I can only imagine outside the forum...
 

amcracken

Member
So perhaps the only indication here is that there are a lot of waitlisted? Since in here we are 5 out of 5 I can only imagine outside the forum...

Well I hope we’re the very few on that wait list! We’ve all made it really far and that is something to be proud of. I hope the best to everyone! I’m going to try to distract myself. I hate waiting. 😅
 

jioh

Member
That would be ideal but I don’t know. Maybe applicants that got a “yes” aren’t on the forums yet? Everyone in other disciplines are getting straight answers. But the advisor did say that the Directing discipline gets the most applicants out of all disciplines, so I’m sure we were applying with hundreds more. Many that didn’t post on these forums.

Right, definitely this is more plausible but I am just kinda *hopefully* guessing that we are all postponed due to the overall, prudent re-examination or something. Like @ptanderson said, I would love it. It is true that there are hundreds of applicants but not in the case of who had an interview. So the premise was that we five all took an interview. And yes, this is still something to be proud of - I agree! The core point. ;)
 

amcracken

Member
Right, definitely this is more plausible but I am just kinda *hopefully* guessing that we are all postponed due to the overall, prudent re-examination or something. Like @ptanderson said, I would love it. It is true that there are hundreds of applicants but not in the case of who had an interview. So the premise was that we five all took an interview. And yes, this is still something to be proud of - I agree! The core point. ;)

Yes! I also remember Giovanni saying that about 400 students get interviewed across all disciplines. So that could mean that they interviewed a little over half what they accepted. So yes! It could be a small amount of those on waitlist and many of them could be in this thread! You never know. I like staying hopeful as well.
 

ptanderson

Member
For anyone who got waitlisted:
You guys have sent the completed form already? Which choice you picked on the form?
And you think we will not hear from them again before 15th of April?
 

Blainefuller

New Member
So far 5 waitlisted, 1 rejected, 0 ammitted. Anyone else?

Seems my first post on this forum has been completely ignored. I was rejected, so was the guy above you and now the guy below you. But what really counts is our “A Secret” 5 minute films. Post them here or be marked a coward for life!
 

Blainefuller

New Member
I also got rejected, I posted my "A Secret" film on my application page. Congratulations to all those who were waitlisted!
Seems the website is asking me to pay $3 a month to view portfolios and other info on the application pages. Call me cheap, but I’m not gonna do it. Really curious about your film though and I see we are both waitlisted at USC!
 

Chris W

Willem was robbed
Staff member
Seems the website is asking me to pay $3 a month to view portfolios and other info on the application pages. Call me cheap, but I’m not gonna do it. Really curious about your film though and I see we are both waitlisted at USC!
FYI... It's not $3/month. It's $3 for ONE month and it's not a subscription as in it's only a one time payment. Just in case there's any confusion.

The site doesn't have any advertising and its only source of income is from member support and that helps the site develop new features and hire writers for articles such as the awesome new interview we did with USC Admissions.
 

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