Institute of Moving images - the Film School
Admissions open for fulltime Advanced Diploma & Diploma courses. Last date for Registration: 7th May, 2016 
About IMI



We are a team of passionate and experienced film & media professionals, committed to provide a fertile environment for motivated and enthusiastic young students who want to develop their skills, attitude & confidence to begin a successful career in the world of film making. In this endeavor, we are guided by our philosophy to insist on creative freedom, openness to innovation and commitment to craft excellence.

The Institute of Moving Images is an autonomous film school, run by non-profit Moving Images Educational Trust, recognized by Government under Public Trust Act, 1950. Many distinguished professionals serve as our Trustees & Advisory Board. As you can tell by their credentials, their experience is unparalleled and their input as it pertains to your future are invaluable.
Governing Council
Alok Tomar Trustee
Presently, member of University Grants Commission (Media expert on UGC Board of Governors), constituted by HRD Ministry, Govt. of India.

An accomplished journalist of national repute with a career spanning 25 years in the print and electronic media. Worked for more than a decade in print journalism with Indian Express group as its Special Correspondent before moving into Television as a Senior News and Feature Editor for INDIA TV (2005-06) and as Script consultant for News channel "Aaj Tak". Covered CHARARE SHARIEF seize by Mast Gul for ZEE News in 1993. Covered KARGIL WAR and its follow up a year later for the same channel.

Adapted and localized BBC Program "YES MINISTER" as "JI MANTRI JI", a NDTV, BBC & STAR PLUS joint production. Also adapted and redesigned a very successful and popular program - "KAUN BANEGA CROREPATI" for STAR PLUS.

Guest faculty of many prestigious Universities & Mass Communication Institutes in India.
Gargi Nandi Co-founder & Trustee
An experienced Film & Television Actress. Also a member of Film Writers Association in Mumbai.

Recently acted in a major role in Percept Picture Company production and Naagesh Kuknoor directed Hindi movie "Yeh Hauslaa".

Also acted in many TV commercials for premium brands like "Tata Tea", " Fair & Lovely", "Pril Liquid Soad" & "Vicco Turmeric Cream" as well as in several Hindi television serials including B.R.Chopra "Aurat", Balaji Telefilms "Kasauti Zindagi Ke" and "Kanhi toh Milenge" in important roles.

Conceptualised several serials and shows for Indian Television. She had written & anchored own show "Chena Mukh, Achena Manush" on Zee TV. Her popularity reached its peak for her rib-tickling performance in Bengali comedy serial "Ebar Jombe Mawza" which she had also conceptualized.

Gargi has a Postgraduate Diploma in Mass Communication from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She has also done her masters in Sociology from Mumbai University,

Santanu Nandi
Executive Vice President, Teleom & Media, ICICI One Source

Santanu Nandi has over 16 years of experience in various industries including the contact centre and BPO, consumer finance, engineering and IT. Santanu has been associated with the BPO industry since incepton and has worked with global leaders like Accenture, Convergys, GE Capital fund and Godrej & Boyce leading projects for clients in the UK, USA, Australia and India.

Santanu has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow and a graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from SGSITS, Indore.
Ronu Majumdar
Grammy Award nominee, Bansuri Player Ranendranath Majumdar- popularly known as Ronu Majumdar, is a force to reckon with in the realm of Indian classical music both as a thinking musician and scintillating performer.

His versatility as an artist is not confined merely within the precincts of India. His experiments which reflect a sense of deep rooted ness in traditional Indian Music coupled with formidable knowledge of World Music have rightfully earned him the sobriquet of a "World Musician". He was nominated for Grammy Award for his work with the Banjo virtuosos Bela Fleck in the album "Tabula Rasa" (1996).

Ronu Majumdar began playing the Bansuri under the guidance of his father Bhanu Majumdar, late Pt. Laxman Prasad Jaipurwale and finally the revered Pt. Vijay Raghav Rao.

Besides performing with Indian maestros like Pandit Ravi Shankar, Pt. Bhimsen Joshi, Pt. Jasraj, Zakir Hussain, Kishoi Amonkar and collaborating with International luminaries like George Harrison, Philip Glass, George brooks, Ry Cooder, Bela Fleck, Lary Corryel, Ronu Majumdar has to his credit a long list of albums and achievements.

He has extensively recorded for Bollywood greats like R.D.Burman, Gulzar, Khayyam, Vishal Bharadwaj to name a few. He has also performed and composed music for Hollywood film "Primary colours". The music of India's first I-Max film "Mystic India" was also scored by Pt. Ronu Majumdar.
Subodh Poddar
Subodh is the C.E.O of Nebula Films and Creative Director at Draft FCB Ulka. He also a visiting faculty at Mudra Institute of Communication Ahmedabad.

Subodh Poddar's true passion lies in capturing frozen moments of dance with his calligraphic painting on rice paper even as a fluid performance is unfolding. But sketching is not what Subodh does for living, he sells dream, in the form of commercials.

A graduate of the Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art, Subodh has spent more than two decades swimming the tide of mainstream advertising, launching many successful brand as Creative Director at FCB Ulka. His most successful Ad films, which he has created & directed for their in house production house- Nebula Films, are Santoor Soap, Sundrop Oil, Nerolac Paints, Voltas Mega Launderette, Synergy, Ultra Doux Shampoo, Margo Soaps, Wipro etc. His most remembered commercial, however, is Amul-Taste of India.
Bapi Bose
One of the most prominent radical theatre director of contemporary Indian Theatre.

An ex member of NSD Repertory Company. Studied at IITA- Kolkata, NSD- New Delhi and NIDA- Sydney,Australia. Bapi has directed more than 30 productions and participated in national & international festivals, awarded scholarship & fellowship (NSD) and Senior Fellowship(Dept. of Culture, Govt. of India).

Bapi has been the Visiting Faculty of NSD and different institutions in India.
Satish Marathe
Having 28 years of experience in administration and management of educational institution.

Holding the responsibility of a registrar of Institute of Management and Development Research, Fergusson College campus, Pune since 1980.

Satish holds MA(economics) degree from Pune University and MDBA (Marketing) from IMDR, Pune.
Ashok Mishra
A winner of National Award for the Best Screenplay for Shyam Benegal

A graduate of National School of Drama, New Delhi, Ashok Mishra has written for many critically acclaimed as well as popular films to his credit like Shyam Benegal's "Welcome to Sajjanpur", "Well Done Abba", Saeed Mirza's "Naseem", a National Award winning children's film "Kabhi Pass, Kabhi Fail", Jagmohan Mundhra's "Bawander", Jayu and Nachiket Patwardhan's "Devi Ahilya" and Suhail Tatari's "Bhairavi". His scripts are firmly rooted to his soil, always telling the tale of common man of India.

He is also a visiting faculty at NSD, New Delhi and SNDT University, Mumbai.
Students at IMI
My experience at IMI was nothing short of magical. I made few movies during the course and now in the course of making another one. But here I learnt something way beyond film making- I discovered myself. Pankaj Sir, hats off to him, he changed so many lives. He enthralled us, entertained us and yes, we learnt along the way. Learning was never so much fun. We learned from him that "hamari life mein dukaandari nahi honi chahiye". You have to have passion in life- passionate about movies, passionate about everything you do. You have to give unconditionally to a movie, to life and then let magic take over.
Vishesh Agarwal,
Computer Engineer / Filmmaker


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