Private: L.A. Intensive

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I’m an international student. May I participate?

Yes. The American Pavilion welcomes international participants; we require only that participants speak English.

I’ve already graduated from college. May I participate?

Yes. L.A. Intensive accepts participants of all levels of education.

I am not a film student. May I participate?

Yes, but we would like to see an interest in pursuing a career in film or television from your registration form.

Can I get school credit for the program?

Many students have received credit for the program. If you are interested in obtaining credit, you will need to speak to your school about the correct procedure.

I can’t stay for the whole program. May I come late or leave early?

No; participants must attend the entire program.

If I register and later am unable to attend, can I get a refund of the program fee?

No. The American Pavilion cannot offer refunds due to the fact that we must book housing at the time participants register.

How is the L.A. Intensive Program related to the Cannes Program?

L.A. Intensive and the Cannes Student Program are entirely separate educational programs offered by The American Pavilion. While we have had several students do two programs, acceptance to one is not a prerequisite for any other.

Is there a set program or do you change it based on the participants?

There is some programming that we always schedule because we find it relevant for anyone interested in the film business, but we do make an effort, since it is such a small elite group of students to tailor the program to their specific interests as best we can.

Will I need to provide my own transportation?

You must provide transportation from the airport or your point of destination to the housing on the first day and the last day. Transportation during the program is provided.

Do I have to be ready to start looking for a job or can I still be in school?

L.A. Intensive is perfect for a student at any stage of his or her journey. It is a great transition program from school into the real world, and it is also a great program for current students to get a more specific grasp of what they want to do in the industry.

If I plan on going to New York after graduation why should I do this program?

The majority of the film industry is still based in Los Angeles, and it is always good to explore all your options before committing to a city. Furthermore, L.A. Intensive offers more than just an exploration of Los Angeles but an in depth look at the workings of the film industry that is relevant for any city you choose to move to.



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