I think it went alright; it was very casual and quick (~10-15 minutes). I was in front of three interviewers whom asked questions about my background, cinematic influences, current work and other interests . I was asked what I expect to get out of this course and what I plan to do after. We never really discussed anything from my application submission.
I will know if I am through to the three-day workshop by July 29.
Thank you RaphBiss! Marketing and Distribution MA, its a new one they've just introduced that looks really good. Really looking forward to start.
hi guys, i was wandering if anybody would have tips on how to go about the MA Directing Fiction application for NFTS?
looking on the forum, most of he contributions and advice is related to USA film schools.
the nearest thing that comes to the NFTS application form advice is the essay/personal statment people hand in for the USA film schools.
for instance, one of the essay questions is found the lines ... Why would you like to attend the program, what has led you to this point, your goals as a filmmaker and why you’d like to study with us. (NYU Tisch)
the multiple questions on the NFTS application form seem to carry the same sentiment above but are split in to 6 sections.
would one go about answering it in a similar, very personal sort of way as one would with the US essays?
Hey patchouli. Thanks for the supportive words. I'll be trying that this year round see how it fairs. Where are you applying and what course?Hey there
Just be yourself. Answer the questions of course, but don't worry about being over-formal or not. The staff at NFTS are really lovely people. They want to know who you are and what kind of filmmaker you want to be. It is a highly competitive course to get a place on, as they only take 8 Directing Fiction MA students each year. Yes. EIGHT. So just make sure YOU are happy with your answers then submit and relax. It is a fantastic school and absolutely worth applying for because why shouldn't one of those eight be you? You can do it! Good luck.
I am! I am applying for Editing...still working on the application though..how about you?
Oh yay, some people in the same boat! It's only March and I'm already sort of nervous.. :S
Applying for MA Screenwriting. Working like crazy on my application. The questions are scary thing. Really quite straightforward but it's so easy to start doubting yourself and just start guessing on what they actually want to hear. Which is a dangerous path to take I think.