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Columbia University MFA Film : FALL 2017

Discussion in 'Graduate Film School Discussions' started by EclecticMel21, Nov 28, 2016.

  1. EclecticMel21

    EclecticMel21 New Member

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    Hey all,

    I hope everybody who celebrates Thanksgiving had a wonderful holiday. The application deadline is a few short days away so I wanted to create a thread for those of us interested in the Columbia MFA film program. It would be great to have folks to talk to during the next couple of anxious months. The Columbia MFA threads for last year and the year before that were really helpful and active. I hope this one will be as well.

    Please share any thoughts, tips or opinions. Here's to Columbia's Fall 2017 incoming class!
     
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  2. jazzterrible

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    just sent in my app. on my way to the post right now to drop off my DVD's... also, i accidentally sent two materials in times new roman, not courier...
     
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  3. EclecticMel21

    EclecticMel21 New Member

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    Hey Jazz! Congratulations on getting everything in and on time
     
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  4. icygee

    icygee #JusticeForKatya #JusticeForBeyoncé

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    I did this when I applied two years ago and I got an interview, I wouldn't worry about it too much.
     
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  5. jazzterrible

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    haha cool.. i'm tripping.
     
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  6. Chris W

    Chris W FilmSchool.org Owner Staff Member

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    I'm guessing you can't resubmit?
     
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    nah :/
     
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    EclecticMel21 New Member

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    It's kind of impossible not to stress about every single decision or potential mistake but now that it's sent, try to relax and stay positive
     
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    Chris W FilmSchool.org Owner Staff Member

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    Are you submitting to other school's too? You can get it right on those. :)
     
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    EclecticMel21 New Member

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    How is everybody feeling now that the applications are in?
     
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    Hi everyone, I'm a current CU Film Directing MFA. I went through the same stress that all of you are going through. Let me know if you have questions and/or if I can help!
     
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    What are they really looking for in a creative producing candidate? Also, when did they first contact you?
     
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  13. Patrick Clement

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    Well, i can't really speak about the Producing Program, but knowing my classmates there is a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds. Some have never made a film before and some have lots of production experience. I do know that Columbia Prides itself on diverse classes, so out of the 70ish acceptances (45 Scr/Dir and about 25 Producers) More than half are women and at least half are international.

    You can look back on the google sheets to find out when the notification dates are. I think it is sometime in March? I think maybe I interviewed in January?
     
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    I'm a first-year screenwriting/directing candidate at CU. I found this site very helpful for me when I was applying last year. Feel free to ask me any questions as well.
     
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    Hey all, I applied to Columbia's creative producing program. Also applied to Stark, UT Austin, and NYU. However, Columbia is my first choice. Now that everything is in, I'm going to try my best to forget about it entirely. I'll let the nerves settle in again in late January. Haha.
    My portfolio links were 4 music videos for independent artists and 1 narrative short. Feel pretty good about my application over all.
    Best of luck everyone!
     
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    I remember hearing from Austin Feb 1st!
     
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    Hi All,

    Great to meet you! Very much looking forward to passing this awful 2016 year, and I hope that 2017 will be a successful year for all of us! Yes, Columbia MFA is my first choice. Directing emphasis is what I hope to get myself into.
     
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    Hey Patrick, congratulations on your acceptance! This is truly fantastic! Would love to know when did you hear first from them about your interview? How was it? And then when did you hear from them about the final decision if you still remember these things :))?
     
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    The tracking Google sheet document is your friend for all this info. :) Be sure to add your info for this year too. :)

    Tracking application status (Google Sheets)
     
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