On applying to a MFA film program, and if you should

It must be that time of the year when people are pulling together their school applications, because in the past few weeks I’ve gotten a few emails on whether or not an MFA program is worth applying to, whether my particular program was worth applying to, and if it’s worth getting a MFA to begin with. All fine, normal questions, which I’ll try to answer with a degree of straightforwardness here. Most people emailing want to know about my experience getting a MFA and with film school in general. I’ll tell you the story of how I made the decision