I didn’t get accepted but I’m curious about other people’s submissions too. I’d be down to trade. Is anyone else open to share their scenes and their autobiographical character sketch?
If so...how does one direct message on here? Hmmm
I'm thinking of posting my materials on my application page even though I didn't get accepted. The forum helped me a lot, so I want to pay it forward.
I feel you on this. I, too, had some serious folks vet my stuff. Worked on this app for months.Ugh...got my rejection letter/email. I really thought my application was strong lol. And it was vetted by a staff writer and a fellow MFA writer haha. Oh well, guess I was not Trojan material.
Still waiting on Chapman, UT Austin................and NYU (???)
Really hope I get into AFI cause that is my number one choice.
For everyone else, I feel ya! Rejection hurts, but it's part of the writing life. Keep at it. I'll be having myself a glass of whiskey on behalf of everyone here.
Congrats to those who were accepted!!! Plz hire me when you become a showrunner. Cheers!
Than you for sharing!Screw it.... I will just post my rejection materials here.
I am on my cellphone now and cannot upload the rest of the materials until I get home.... but....
This is the 10-page sample. It’s obviously part of a full, 86-page screenplay. As this is....
And, yes, my first draft/vomit draft did win an award on the Screencraft screenwriting contest. It’s now on its forth draft.
Any feedback is welcome!
1. Personal statement: I haven't seen very many people get in (correction- I haven't seen ANY people) who chose to write an essay as opposed to a short story as their format for the character sketch.
Fair enough. Perhaps both were unorthodox. I figured most people would write the character sketch as a short story. Which is common even in medical programs. But my storytelling knack would hopefully be shown by the other creative pieces. I chose more of a letter format, as I felt it was the best way to convey in a matter-of-fact manner what I was interested in and wanted to get out of the program.1. Personal statement: I haven't seen very many people get in (correction- I haven't seen ANY people) who chose to write an essay as opposed to a short story as their format for the character sketch.
2. Most challenging moment: Is the poem about the deadline the challenging story? I don't think the poem was a good format choice when applying to a screenwriting program. I read it, and I don't understand what the challenging moment was. Is it about submitting your application to grad school?
That's what I read, and those are some of my thoughts!