AFI MFA Screenwriters 2018

Hi all! New to these forum and didn't see a specific space for the AFI screenwriting applicants waiting for a decision to come in the next few weeks. Thought we could count down to April 2nd together (then hopefully celebrate together).
 

zinala

Member
AFI
Hi all! New to these forum and didn't see a specific space for the AFI screenwriting applicants waiting for a decision to come in the next few weeks. Thought we could count down to April 2nd together (then hopefully celebrate together).
Right here with you. Who did you interview with?
 

zinala

Member
AFI
Hey! I interviewed with Anna Thomas and Ed Dector. I see you're applying to other places. What's your first choice?
Nice! It's hard to say...really depends on the financial situation. I think in a perfect world, it'd be AFI. Is AFI the only place you've applied?
 
Yoooooooooo how was yall interview tho? My interview was with Anna Thomas and Kevin Kennedy
The interview was cool. Everyone was super friendly. They asked the usual - how am I going to pay, favorite screenwriters, what do I want to write if I get in, etc. I asked a few questions.

Your avatar is everything btw.
 

BlvckGods

Super Saiyan Jedi Master
AFI
The interview was cool. Everyone was super friendly. They asked the usual - how am I going to pay, favorite screenwriters, what do I want to write if I get in, etc. I asked a few questions.

Your avatar is everything btw.
I love Goodtimes, a bit stereotypical but i love it. I asked ALOT of questions but it was good vibes the whole interview. I dont have a film background so they were very interested in that, what about you?
 
I love Goodtimes, a bit stereotypical but i love it. I asked ALOT of questions but it was good vibes the whole interview. I dont have a film background so they were very interested in that, what about you?
I have some film and tv production experience from grad school (many moons ago)- but played it "safe" by working as a news writer/producer after graduation to get a paycheck and insurance. :) But I figure it's never too late to pursue your passion - better than wondering "what if" for the rest of your life.
 

BlvckGods

Super Saiyan Jedi Master
AFI
I have some film and tv production experience from grad school (many moons ago)- but played it "safe" by working as a news writer/producer after graduation to get a paycheck and insurance. :) But I figure it's never too late to pursue your passion - better than wondering "what if" for the rest of your life.
You and me both..im so humbled that i have the opportunity to follow my dreams, hopefully
 
I have some film and tv production experience from grad school (many moons ago)- but played it "safe" by working as a news writer/producer after graduation to get a paycheck and insurance. :) But I figure it's never too late to pursue your passion - better than wondering "what if" for the rest of your life.
I can relate. Just graduated in August with a BA in production. I’m currently working as a PA for a local news station, and as a legal videographer.

My wife and I had our first child around the time I graduated as well. So, I’m nowhere near stable career-wise (at a time when I really need to be), but this is the only thing that has ever felt right to me. I feel like I’ve found my place, and I’m motivated to do whatever it takes to succeed.
 
I can relate. Just graduated in August with a BA in production. I’m currently working as a PA for a local news station, and as a legal videographer.

My wife and I had our first child around the time I graduated as well. So, I’m nowhere near stable career-wise (at a time when I really need to be), but this is the only thing that has ever felt right to me. I feel like I’ve found my place, and I’m motivated to do whatever it takes to succeed.
Congrats on the baby!! An exciting time for you right now. Yeah, working in news seemed to be the way to use my tv/film production degree that still seemed "responsible". I have two kids - so already feeling torn about all the time AFI is going to require, but I feel it's what I'm meant to do. I'll just figure it out.

Whatever the fuck it takes!" - quote from one of my FAVORITE movies, Win Win
 
Congrats on the baby!! An exciting time for you right now. Yeah, working in news seemed to be the way to use my tv/film production degree that still seemed "responsible". I have two kids - so already feeling torn about all the time AFI is going to require, but I feel it's what I'm meant to do. I'll just figure it out.

Whatever the fuck it takes!" - quote from one of my FAVORITE movies, Win Win
Thank you, it's a life changing experience. My face actually hurt for the first couple of months because my face wasn't used to smiling as intensely/often.

Great attitude. I'm hoping for the best for everyone. Trying not to think about admissions, but it gets harder and harder as the date approaches.
 
Hi all! New to these forum and didn't see a specific space for the AFI screenwriting applicants waiting for a decision to come in the next few weeks. Thought we could count down to April 2nd together (then hopefully celebrate together).
Hey, thanks for starting this thread. I've kinda been a squatter on the Directing one lol.
I also interviewed with Anna Thomas and Ed Decter.
AFI's my top choice so I can't wait for April 2, although I'm trying not to think about it too much. Nothing we can do at this point.
Best of luck to everybody! :)
 
Were your script samples discussed at all? I don’t think a word was said about mine. I’m kind of worried about that.
They didn't ask a direct question about mine either. I did talk about it a bit though when answering a question about what I want to write next.
 
They didn't ask a direct question about mine either. I did talk about it a bit though when answering a question about what I want to write next.
Same experience here. I wonder when application materials are critically analyzed before or after the interview?

I had an interview for another school, and I’m pretty sure my application hadn’t been reviewed beforehand. However, I think this school interviews everyone who applies.

Anyone else not have their script samples discussed? Maybe they aren’t read by interviewers beforehand.
 
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Anyone else not have their script samples discussed? Maybe they aren’t read by interviewers beforehand.
yeah, they haven't asked me about my application materials either but were eager to discuss my previous script, they even knew the title :) but I'm a little worried that they haven't asked me about my ideas for next scripts.
 
Were your script samples discussed at all? I don’t think a word was said about mine. I’m kind of worried about that.
We didn't really talk about it until I was literally getting up to leave. It was just a quick "Oh, loved your scripts btw" kind of thing and they quoted a couple of things I wrote that stood out to them. That was it. Felt more like a "chemistry" test - did my personality fit the cohort they were putting together.
 

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