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

Long Stay

For students moving to Pune, we are able to provide advice and guidance on finding suitable accommodation.

In the first instance we would highly recommend that you check into a hotel for a week which allows you time to get a good feel for the area and to meet fellow students who will often be in the same position and looking for roommates.

We are able to help you find suitable accommodation once you have decided on your budget and specific area you would like to live in.

On this site, you can also visit our password protected webpage Accommodation especially designed for IMI students, where you can view and post a listing for the requirement or availability of accommodation, you wish to share with your classmate.
General Information about Pune
Geographical Location: Foothills of Sahyadri Mountains
Altitude: 559 Meters above sea level
Area: 700 Sq. Km (270 Sq miles)
Population: 4,485,000 (2005)
Languages: Marathi, English & Hindi
Average Climate: Summer : 22C to 41C
  Winter : 8C to 25C
Rainfall: 650 to 700 mm
Main River: Bhima
Borders: North-East Ahmednagar, West
  Colaba, NorthWest Thane,
  South East Solapur, South
Intercity Taxi & Buses: Mumbai-Pune AC Taxi &
  Bus services are available.
  Journey time 4 hours
Local Transport: Auto Rickshaws, municipal &
  private buses, rented cars
Railway Station: Pune Railway Station is well
  connected by trains from all
  major cities of India
Airport: Pune Airport at Biman Nagar is
  connected mainly by domestic
  flights from most of major cities
  of India
Telephone: Country Code 0091 or +91 &
  City Code 020 or 20 i.e.
  +9120xxxxxxxx and for mobile
Pin Code: 4110XX
Restaurants: Generally open from 8am to
  3pm & 7pm to 11.30pm

Short Stay

For students wishing to stay in Pune for one night to attend an interview, reservation for room can be made by them in any of the following hotels close to the IMI at discounted rates:

1. Hotel Moti Mahal
Tariff: Single @Rs.650/-* Double @ Rs.850/-*
Near Garware bridge
692, Deccan Gymkhana,
Tel: +91(020)25531526/25532527/25532528

2. Hotel Gourish
Tariff: Single @ Rs.900/-* Double @Rs.1100/-*
1217, K.P.kulkarni Marg,
Behind Times of India Building,
F.C.Road, Deccan,
Tel: +91(020)25531121/25531075/25531121

3. Hotel Pathik
Tariff: Single @ Rs.1150/-* Double @ Rs.1400/-*
Opp. Vaishali restaurant,
Shankarrao Kudale Chowk,
Off Junglee Maharaj Road, Near Sambhaji Park,
Deccan Gymkhana, Pune- 411004
Tel: +91(020)25532085/86/88

4. Hotel Pleasant
Tariff: Single @ Rs.1100/-* Double @ Rs.1350/-*
917/2B, Ganeshwadi,
Behind British Council,
F.C.Road, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune-411004
Tel:+91(020) 25652225/25650346/25651583/25650042
Fax:+91-20-25651746, Mobile: 09011008575

5. Hotel Ketan
Tariff: Single @ Rs.1400/-* Double @ Rs.1650/-*
917/19A, Fergusson College Road,
Deccan Gymkhana, Pune-4
Tel: +91(020)25655081/82/84
6. Hotel Nandanvan
Tariff: Single @Rs.1200/-* Double @ Rs.1450/-*
CTS. 1212/A, Apte Road,
Shivaji Nagar, Pune- 411004
Fax: +91-20-25531818

7. Hotel Om Sai Palace
Tariff: Single @Rs.1300/-* Double @ Rs.1500/-*
CTS. 1202/34, Shrole Road, Off Apte Road,
Shivaji Nagar, Pune- 411004

8. Hotel Hill View
Tariff: Single @ Rs.1600/-* Double Rs.1800/-*
Opp. Roopali Restaurant,
BMC College Road, Ganeshwadi,
Deccan Gymkhana,
Tel: +91(020)25652096/25673486
Fax: +91-20-25652998

9. Hotel Poonam
Tariff: Double @ Rs.1800/-*
629/3, Deccan Gymkhana
Shivaji Nagar, Pune- 411004
Fax: +91-20-25533448
Mobile: 09822435272

10. Hotel Oakwood
Tariff: Single @Rs.5000/-* Double @ Rs.6000/-*
Good Luck Square, Bhandarkar Road,
Deccan Gymkhana, Pune-411004

* The tariffs mentioned above are subject matter of the respective hotels. You are advised to check it with them directly before confirming your booking.

Students at IMI
After finishing the course I was wondering how to begin in the industry. But soon I got a call from IMI Job Services regarding an opening at Balaji Telefilms for 'Kasam se' serial as an Executive Producer. I never liked television serials specially Balaji types, but I joined them & had good experience working there. After a month's work I switched to my first love- cinema and joined as an Assistant director for film ' Aladin '. It was like dream coming true, working with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, Mr. Sanjay Dutt & Reitesh Deshmukh. It was almost like a hollywood project with lots of special effects and working with technicians who worked on Harry Potter series, Hulk and many other FX laden Films. The practical knowledge we had got during our training at Institute of Moving Images came very handy. I worked confidently even in a big set up as I was aware of all the technical know-how a filmmaker needs to realize his creative imaginations. I still read the notes provided by IMI. After 'Aladin', I immediately got my 2nd project 'Lamhaa' directed by Rahul Dholakia, starring Sanjay Dutt, Bipasha Basu & Kunal Kapoor. Now working on a third project. I am really on cloud nine and planning to start my own project soon.
Abhijit Saha,
Assistant Director

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