The AFI Conservatory is searching for next generation filmmakers with individual artistic voices to apply as Fellows to one of the six disciplines in our MFA program. Through impressive contributions to film and television, Fellows at the Conservatory bring to life our mission and vision by serving as artists and leaders in the art of storytelling and influencing culture.
This information will give you the opportunity to learn how to successfully apply to the MFA program, as well as provide instructions on material submissions for the Cinematography, Directing, Editing, Producing, Production Design, and Screenwriting disciplines.
2020–2021 Admission Requirements
All applicants for admission to the MFA or Certificate of Completion at the AFI Conservatory must submit the following:
No paper applications will be accepted. Please click here to access the application. A separate application is required if applying to more than one discipline.
*SCREEN AUSTRALIA ONBASS FELLOWSHIP APPLICANTS: Please indicate on your application for the appropriate question if you wish to be considered for regular admissions should you not receive the Fellowship. If you do not wish to be considered, we will withdraw your application from consideration. If yes, you will be rolled into the regular admissions process and notification timeline.