AFI Screenwriting 2020 "An Encounter"

mjweerts

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UCLA
Good luck! QUOTE="Memz, post: 172973, member: 19700"]
Good luck! :)
I have my interview today, with Anna Thomas and Gabrielle Kelly. I just watched a TED Talk by Ms. Kelly on the development of the Asian film market. It was really interesting. I will let you all know how it goes. Good luck to everyone else who is interviewing, and has interviewed. I hope we all get it.
 

mjweerts

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UCLA
I have my interview today, with Anna Thomas and Gabrielle Kelly. I just watched a TED Talk by Ms. Kelly on the development of the Asian film market. It was really interesting. I will let you all know how it goes. Good luck to everyone else who is interviewing, and has interviewed. I hope we all get it.
I have no idea how I did, but I can tell you all that I really enjoyed the interview, and I second what other people said about its conversational nature. We talked about films we liked, and they asked me about my work. We talked for about half an hour. Again, best of luck with all of your applications.
 

Michael86

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Yes. So one of each discipline teams together to make a film. So one director, producer, writer, editor, dp, and production designer (if you’re lucky). When you initiate it’s your idea and you pick the team
Hi, I have a question for you :)
You say that the ones that initiate gets to pick their team, but how do they know who to choose? Is it based on connections made during bootcamp, or do people from different disciplines present themselves? Or express a wish that they want to work on their project? I'm curious how it works!
 

kreativesoul

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AFI
LMU
Hi, I have a question for you :)
You say that the ones that initiate gets to pick their team, but how do they know who to choose? Is it based on connections made during bootcamp, or do people from different disciplines present themselves? Or express a wish that they want to work on their project? I'm curious how it works!

You pitch and then people express interest in working with you. When you’re not the one initiating you express interest for why you’re good for the project.
 

Michael86

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You pitch and then people express interest in working with you. When you’re not the one initiating you express interest for why you’re good for the project.
Ok, so if I understand this right: All students from all discipline sits in a large room. One by one from the decline that is initiating for that cycle gets up, pitches their project and then all the people from the different discipline that is attracted to the idea raises a hand, gets up and express their interest and why they should be a part of the project? Does it all happened at once? And do the ones that is initiating pick out their team there and then based on the interested?

Sorry for all the questions. I'm just curios. I know nothing about how it works in details. :)
 

Memz

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AFI
Columbia
Hey what did they tell you guys with regards to the decision notification date? They told me 13th OR 16th, which is frustrating cause it means not being able to relax all Friday and then potentially having to wait all of the freaking weekend if it doesn't come through?
 
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sarahkwUT

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AFI
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USC
They told me the same thing! So I'm sitting on paying my deposit to USC while I wait. I've perhaps checked their portal thing a billion times in the last week though, just in case there is any hint...
 

Memz

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AFI
Columbia
They told me the same thing! So I'm sitting on paying my deposit to USC while I wait. I've perhaps checked their portal thing a billion times in the last week though, just in case there is any hint...
Damn... so might be until Monday. :( Would you prefer AFI over USC?
 

filmmakerZA

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AFI
They told me the same thing! So I'm sitting on paying my deposit to USC while I wait. I've perhaps checked their portal thing a billion times in the last week though, just in case there is any hint...
ha I do the same. No hints on the portal at all though.
 

mjweerts

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UCLA
In my interview, Anna Thomas told me the 13th, during business hours, with no mention of the 16th, and I believe I had one of the last interviews? I had never heard of the 16th until logging into this site this morning, so maybe the 13th solidified as they went along?
 

Memz

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AFI
Columbia
In my interview, Anna Thomas told me the 13th, during business hours, with no mention of the 16th, and I believe I had one of the last interviews? I had never heard of the 16th until logging into this site this morning, so maybe the 13th solidified as they went along?
Oh okay, cool. Let's go with that theory - 13th it is!
 

sarahkwUT

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USC
Damn... so might be until Monday. :( Would you prefer AFI over USC?
I honestly don't know. I was "USC or bust!" until I interviewed with AFI. Ed Decker in particular made me really want to go there. I figure I'll wait for a verdict, then choose. Some of it will come down to financial aid packages, but I want to write more for TV than movies, so it'll also be where I get the best opportunity to do that.
 

princessjasmine

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AFI
When you guys interviewed did you have a situation where one professor asked more than the other? Lol now I’m overthinking it😂
 

jioh

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Columbia
I asked Giovanni during the pre-interview and he surely said it would be 13th. I am directing applicant btw.
 

sarahkwUT

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AFI
Chapman
USC
When you guys interviewed did you have a situation where one professor asked more than the other? Lol now I’m overthinking it😂
I had more of a conversation with Ed than Gabrielle, for sure. He made me want to come to AFI based on his feedback on my submission and a discussion around a book that reminded him of what I submitted that happened to have read back in high school. I did have a good exchange with Gabrielle as well though - and really would love to take her class based on what we discussed.

So all that to say - don't overthink it!
 

princessjasmine

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AFI
I had more of a conversation with Ed than Gabrielle, for sure. He made me want to come to AFI based on his feedback on my submission and a discussion around a book that reminded him of what I submitted that happened to have read back in high school. I did have a good exchange with Gabrielle as well though - and really would love to take her class based on what we discussed.

So all that to say - don't overthink it!
thanks, that makes me feel better! I feel like because it’s nearer to the date I’m getting nervous haha. Also, I don’t know if you have the same on your portal, but under financial aid awards i have approved loans? Idk if anyone else has that too.
 

sarahkwUT

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AFI
Chapman
USC
thanks, that makes me feel better! I feel like because it’s nearer to the date I’m getting nervous haha. Also, I don’t know if you have the same on your portal, but under financial aid awards i have approved loans? Idk if anyone else has that too.
I have approved loans have well, have since last week. Trying not to read too much into it though!
 

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