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Submit at least two completed film or video projects that demonstrate your visual narrative storytelling abilities as a filmmaker.  The total running time of the work you submit should be at least five minutes but should not exceed 20 minutes. 

Submitted work can include short films of any genre, documentaries, or multiple commercials or music videos, but all work must demonstrate your narrative storytelling abilities.  Your work should also demonstrate competency in cinematography, lighting, staging, editing, and sound.  At least one of your projects should employ sync sound.

Submit only projects on which you played a key creative role as director, cinematographer, or editor; be sure to clearly indicate the role you played on each project.

Portfolio work is only accepted via link to Vimeo. You can email your link to filmportfolio@artcenter.edu. Be sure to include your full name in the email.

In the written statement accompanying your application, keep in mind that we are particularly interested in learning what inspires you to make films, what sorts of films you want to make, and a brief description of your favorite filmmakers.

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