Film School MFA - Second (or third) time's the charm?

People who got accepted to an mfa program on your second/third attempt: do such people even exist? Or is it foolish for me keep trying? Please share your story to light the way. Especially screenwriters (since I'm dealing with rejection right now).
 

IndecisiveElle

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YES! those people exist. NO! you are not foolish. Many, many people make multiple application rounds. Also, many many successful writers don't have an MFA. Don't forget to look into different network or studio fellowships or other avenues for education outside of an MFA. There is more than one way to skin a cat, so to speak. Don't give up on an MFA if that's what you want, but don't forget your goal is to be a working writer and there are many ways to get there. If you aren't on Twitter, there is a wonderful screenwriting community and many big writers are happy to give advice and share their wisdom.


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