Hi, I'm finishing my Master's thesis next Spring and I'm applying to a number of PhD programs in Film Studies (at universities that would place somewhere between 25-50 at a top 100 list) . As an international student (who has an excellent GPA yet no publications and who is probably not gonna score very well on the GRE), it somehow occured to me that I might have a better chance of being admitted into Master's programs than PhD programs. Do you think I should give this a chance and try to obtain a second MA degree in the USA hoping that it might provide me with a better opportunity of being ultimately admitted into an American Phd program, or should I just take the risk and apply for PhDs only? And, what do you think would the chances of receiving a full scholarship/fellowship in American universities for an MA program in Film Studies be? Thanks!