Film Schools


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Hi Friends. I am from India and passionate about films and all its aspects. I love direction and i am interested in all aspects of it be it cinematography, editing, lighting. I have also learned it through seeing others and practicing it. I am determined to make it to Hollywood because i don't want to be part of Bollywood which is in itself an unorganized film industry.

I need some suggestions regarding film schools. Are Australia and New Zealand film schools good place to acquire enough technical knowledge. Please suggest me any other ways that would be helpful for me. Thank you.

Tushar Shetty:-D


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Hello Tushar Shetty,

If your goal is to make a living in the business in Hollywood, my suggestion is to move to Hollywood and get an entry level job. Your goal would already be accomplished!

Film school is great but it does NOT, in itself, put you a step ahead of anybody else who comes here. Some people go to undergrad, then even get a masters in film, and guess what? They're still essentially competing for the same entry level industry jobs as people who came directly here without film school!

The way to get ahead is to show up, do good work, be trustworthy, and get yourself invited to do more gigs.

As for making your own films, again film school is great for this, but you can do this on your own. And/or take seminars, or on-line courses, or just network with other filmmakers on-line and get support group that way.

Another positive part of going to college and studying film is that the degree could help you find a job-job outside the business to pay your bills, while you create your own films. Not sure if that interests you or not.

But just be careful about thinking film school is what you HAVE to do.

Film school CAN be helpful or could be a big waste of your time and money.

Hope that helps!



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As you want to pursue a career in the Film-making, having a formal education in Film-making will always help you understand and know the basics of the craft, that will help you evolve as a professional.

Whistling Woods International is one of the top 10 film and media institutes in the world and offer courses in Film-making, Diploma in Filmmaking with specialisation (2 years) & Degree in Filmmaking with specialisation (3 years)

The course is accredited by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Over the course of their study, students will have theory classes combined with practical assignments and learning experiences. Students are also introduced to the works of master filmmakers through screenings and analysis. Frequent Master Classes conducted by practicing filmmakers and media professionals, round out their learning.

If you want to pursue a course in filmmaking, please visit, with specialisation and fill in the form. Our counselors will get back to you with detailed information.
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Kim Welch

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You also make connections when going to film school and you get a chance to practice things without the pressure.


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List of The Best Film Schools:

Satya Institute of Media and Management Lucknow
Lucknow : 17-B, Krishna Bazaar, Second Floor Bhootnath,
Faizabad Road, Indira Nagar Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Tel : 2311322, 4004039

Veecon Media Institute (VMI)
Noida - Delhi/NCR Noida - Delhi/NCR : A-20, Sector-5,
Noida, UP 201301
Tel.: 0120-4534900 0120-4534900 , 4575043, 4575041

Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune
Pune : Film and Television Institute of India, Law College Road,
(Maharashtra) INDIA

Whistling Woods International Mumbai
Mumbai : Film City Complex, Goregaon (East),
Mumbai 400065

Zee Institute of Media Arts(ZIMA) Mumbai
3, Ashqui Bunglow, Shashtri Nagar 1st lane Opp. HDFC Bank
Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri(WEST)
Mumbai, Maharashtra 400053

Landline - 022 2630 2937/38
Mobile - +91-9167165716 / +91-983357457

Satyajit Ray Films and Television Institute Kolkata
Kolkata : E.M. By-Pass Road, P.O.:
Panchasayar, KolKata (INDIA) PIN: 700094
Ph : 033 2432-8355/ 8356/ 9300

V Prasad Film and TV Academy Chennai
Chennai : 28, Arunachalam Road,
Saligramam, Chennai, India
Tel : 04465257476

Asian Academy of Film and Television
Delhi/NCR Noida - Delhi/NCR :
Marwah Studios Complex FC-14/15,
Film City, Sector-16A NOIDA-201301

National Institute of Film and Fine Arts (NIFFA) Kolkata
Kolkata : 35A Townshend Road,
Kolkata - 700025
Phone : 9133 2455 6879

One such institution is Zee Institute of Media Arts, acting school in Mumbai. This film institute tries their hands well on training the students, energizing and quickly developing the universe of Media, Filmmaking and Film Direction Courses. ZIMA offers all acknowledged inclusive measures of media training in the field of Film Making, Direction, Acting, Voicing and TV Presentation and other related fields for an effective film vocation.
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