AFI Screenwriting 2020 "An Encounter"

sarahkwUT

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Le sigh. I've got a recommender that STILL hasn't submitted despite multiple requests. Here's to hoping the message I sent a few minutes ago is the one that kicks her into gear - would hate to have my app rejected over ONE recommendation. I think this is one of my stronger apps!
 

Chris W

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Le sigh. I've got a recommender that STILL hasn't submitted despite multiple requests. Here's to hoping the message I sent a few minutes ago is the one that kicks her into gear - would hate to have my app rejected over ONE recommendation. I think this is one of my stronger apps!
That wouldn't be fun. I hope it all works out soon.
 

mjweerts

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Le sigh. I've got a recommender that STILL hasn't submitted despite multiple requests. Here's to hoping the message I sent a few minutes ago is the one that kicks her into gear - would hate to have my app rejected over ONE recommendation. I think this is one of my stronger apps!
Have they come through for you yet? The stress of that would drive me insane.
 

sarahkwUT

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Have they come through for you yet? The stress of that would drive me insane.
Yes! She had taken a quick weekend trip, but it turned out AFI had also spelled her name incorrectly so we had to work that out. All is well! Save for the part where all my friends are finding out about their Grad School programs now through early January and I'm all "I'll let you know between late February and late April." ha!
 

mjweerts

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Yes! She had taken a quick weekend trip, but it turned out AFI had also spelled her name incorrectly so we had to work that out. All is well! Save for the part where all my friends are finding out about their Grad School programs now through early January and I'm all "I'll let you know between late February and late April." ha!
Great news! And I agree, the wait is rough.
 

Chris W

As You Wish
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BU

Chris W

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BU
Just noticed the earliest notification and decision date is December for directing.


That has to be a fluke or someone entered it in wrong. Everything else for AFI is February or March.
They must have fixed it after the article was written because I'm not seeing it in the database.... Anyone else see it?

https://www.filmschool.org/applications/?order=scf_IntNotifDate&direction=desc&scf[School][0]=AFIDirecting&page=1
 

Chris W

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BU
Yeah it's not there anymore...

These are now the correct dates:

AFI - Directing
See 2015 data

See 2016 data

See 2017 data

See 2018 data

See 2019 data

Either I did a typo originally or someone fixed their application. I'm thinking the later.
 

Chris W

As You Wish
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BU
It’s happening people! Just got an email to set up an interview.
Awesome! Congrats! Be sure to update your application with the dates and to change the prefix to interview scheduled. :)
 

Chris W

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BU
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