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Age for applications

Discussion in 'Graduate Film School Discussions' started by filmstudent82, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. filmstudent82

    filmstudent82 New Member

    Mar 3, 2014
    Hi everyone, I need some advise regarding the applications, especially
    about age.
    My name is Paulina, I am 34 years old, I'm from Latin America and this
    is my story:
    I applied in 2013 to the Directing Programs in NYU and UCLA, I have
    interviews for both, but I didn't get in.
    I applied again in 2014 to the same schools, same programs, I got
    another interview for UCLA but again I didn't get in.
    I applied again in 2015 to the same schools, but to screenwriting this
    time for UCLA, again I had an interview but nothing else, and I
    applied to Chapman too and I was accepted, sadly I couldn't accept
    because I needed a scholarship, and I didn't get it.
    As you see for a foreigner it's a loooong way and I need to get in and
    also the scholarship, but I won't give up! :)

    So I want to apply again, (I am a very stubborn person) this time to
    more Universities, like USC and Columbia, but I wonder if I am too old
    for the Directing Program... The thing is that I have more experience
    now, I produced two short films this year. I prefer the Directing
    Program, but when I was living in Los Angeles I met some people from
    the UCLA's Directing Program and the average age was like 20- 25, so I
    don't know if I fit with that group.

    So my question is if I should apply to another program? Maybe
    Production? I like Directing better because I think is more complete.
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    Cody New Member

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  3. Operator

    Operator Active Member

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    Jan 23, 2017
    You're never too old to break into the industry. If it's your passion, go for it. Don't let anyone or your doubts stop you!

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