Rejections Support Group 2023

Chris W

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Have you gotten a rejection? Don't worry - it takes a while to get in sometimes. We've had applicants apply for over three times before finally getting in.

If you've been denied... Are you going to apply again?

As always don't forget to log your applications in our database so we can improve our acceptance data for the programs.
 
Definitely apply again!

Here's a blog post one of our members wrote about being denied a while back:

So you've been denied to grad school, now what?

So you've been denied to grad school, now what?

It's nearly the end of March and for the second year in a row, I have not received any acceptances for the MFA screenwriting programs I applied to. Of the 4 programs, currently I have two denials, one interview, and one I have not heard anything from. So now what? First, I admit to myself that...

Supporting Members can have their own blog on the site. :)

Also some times it takes many times to get into film school AND THAT'S OKAY!

After Three Years of Rejection, I Got Into The Two Best Film Schools in The World. Here Are The Five Things I Learned...

After Three Years of Rejection, I Got Into The Two Best Film Schools in The World. Here Are The Five Things I Learned...

So...you’re applying for film school, huh? I mean, that’s just my assumption. Not sure why you would bother reading this otherwise, especially with where we are currently in The Cycle of Applications. These next couple weeks are pretty much when all the major film school programs have their...
 
I posted this on a comment to @jfjburns95 application but I'll post it here too.

Keep writing and creating and working and learning and you will succeed. Remember film school isn't the end goal but a possible path towards the goal. Film School is part of your plan to get a job and work in the industry and not the end goal itself. It's not the only path there and a certain school or program is not the only path there. If film school itself is the goal then what? Don't be like the dog who caught the car. :) Keep working hard, writing, creating, collaborating, and learning and you will get there. There are a ton of jobs in this industry and we need talented people.

Check out our interview with @Patrick Clement here who has similar advice on the matter:

Q & A With Patrick Clement, Columbia MFA Screenwriting & Directing Student

Q & A With Patrick Clement, Columbia MFA Screenwriting & Directing Student

"I went to Columbia because I wanted to be a better storyteller and understanding structure... and I do think my storytelling has gotten better and more complex and deeper and I'm really grateful to Columbia.... they delivered exactly what I expected them to deliver." Recently I had the...
 
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