Top 10 Filmmaking Schools in India

filmmaking schools in india

There is a major difference between learning something from an expert and learning it all by yourself. The difference in the techniques, the variety of ways(easy or difficult), and the ins and outs. Same is the case with the filmmaking. You cannot get a hold of it yourself. Film school is the best place to learn the aesthetic and technical facts happening in the front and back of Filmmaking.

There are various filmmaking schools in India that can get you to realize that dream of yours to enter the glamour world, to establish a name for yourself and to earn like a Boss:-

  1. Established in 1960 in Pune, FTII is one of the most famous filmmaking schools in India. It is an autonomous institute working under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) Government of India. The school is also a member of CILECT, an organization of world’s leading Film Schools. The school has a talented and expert staff in every genre to make your future shine bright.  Post graduate courses in cinematography, direction, video editing, acting, art direction etc are some upto the mark courses provided here from highly experienced staff in order to train you with utmost excellence in the acting field. Jaya Bachchan, Prakash Jha, Sanjay Leela Bhansali are the famous alumni of the school. 

  2. SRFTI, Kolkata is one of the most esteemed films and television Institute in India named after the most famous director Satyajit Ray. It is affiliated with the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Government of India. It has been rewarded with the status of  “Institute of National Importance’ from the Government of India. The institute offers full-time postgraduate diploma in Animation and cinema. Amal Neerad, Sagar Ballary, Vipin Vijay, Kanu Behl are some famous alumni of the school. 

  3. NID is one of the most famous top 10 filmmaking schools in India that have been given a place in the highly esteemed and most searched institute. It offers numerous design courses with an additional 4 year full time course in the film discipline. Animation and Film Design & Film and Video Communication are the two disciplines offered in the school for a full time 4 year course. 

  4. Whistling Woods is located in Mumbai and was established in 2006 by the famous director Subhash Ghai and his team production Mukta Arts. The Hollywood Reporter has named WWI as one of the most famous acting schools across the World. The courses provided by the school are diversified into allied fields like animation, media & entertainment, communication & fashion. It also provides a one year training in the acting field for those who want to try their luck in acting career but are not so sure about pursuing it after that.

  5. AAFT is located in Noida and was established in 1993. The academy was sponsored by Asian Society of Film & Television and became the first ever media school in the private sector. AAFT is the first ISO 9001:2000 film school. Their campus placement is undeniably famous  with production houses like star plus, zee tv, star news, colors etc visit the school and intake as many candidates possible. It offers regular courses in acting including the famous 3 months vocational course for the students who are short of time and want to pursue acting shortly. Diploma in Acting for Film and Television, Acting and Presentation, BSc in Cinema + Graduate Level Diploma in Cinema etc are other courses available here.

  6. RK Films and Media Academy is located in New Delhi. R K Films & Media Academy (RKFMA) offers quality training in the studios besides regular modern classroom interactions and practical training with special stress on show cases of legends in the respective media field. The school is very famous for its Film Acting, Digital Still Photography, Sound Recording & Dubbing, Anchoring & Broadcasting, Radio & TV Journalism, Print Journalism courses. 

  7. Established in 2009, Center for Research in Art of Film and Television (CRAFT) is a non-profit and non-government organization offering quality education in the field of film, television, and other media arts. It is offering all the courses that FTII is offering and it also includes News Reading, Creative writing and Radio Jockeying. The school also offers various specialization courses and has a world-class faculty of some exceptional experts. 

  8. India’s first private, non-profit media school, Annapurna International have been emerging as the best school in the discipline of film-making. It was founded by the Akkineni family, including Akkineni Nagarjuna and Akkineni Nageswara Rao. The school is located in Hyderabad and offers courses in acting, directing, cinematography, editing, writing and producing. Some of the notable alumni of the school include actors and directors such as Farah Khan, Karan Johar, Hema Malini, Mani Ratnam, Kamal Haasan, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Aparna Sen. 

  9. Delhi Film Institute is located in Delhi and offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, resources & technology to students. Camera & Lighting, Non-Linear Editing, Sound Recording, Radio Jockeying, Anchoring & News Reading, Acting for Radio & Television are some courses provided by the institute. Some of the top recruiters like Aaj Tak,  News X, Radio City, My FM, Azad News, Red FM, The Pioneer, Dainik Jagran have given opportunities for the students to shine brightly.

  10. The only govt facilitated institute in the Tamil Nadu state, M.G.R Govt Film and Training Institute has bagged a position in the top 10 best filmmaking schools in India. It is affiliated with AICTE. The school offers a full time diploma of 3 years in various disciplines like screenplay and direction, cinematography, sound recording and Engineering , film editing and processing. Rajinikanth, Chiranjeevi, PC Sreeram are some of the notable alumni of the school. 


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