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

First and foremost a filmmaker is a storyteller. Filmmakers are confronted with a number of visual, dramatic and technical challenges. The goal of our Diploma in Filmmaking:Fiction program is to empower students to artfully tell their stories.

It is intense one year hyperfocused, fast paced vocational multi-disciplinary course, specializing in short narrative fiction filmmaking, in which the aesthetic, technical and craft skills of filmmaking are taught at appropriate professional level. It takes you through the complete film production process while teaching you the art and science of filmmaking through classroom lectures, workshops, extensive practice and complete production of films, covering a curriculum in six months which might otherwise take twice or more to complete.

Multi-skilling is a buzz phrase today

Our film school's teaching is built on the conviction that film professionals who know all the jobs on the set are more creatively resourceful, effective and employable. In the short tenure of one year of our Film making Diploma course, each student in addition to writing, producing, directing and editing 8 projects independently, also assists other members of their crew in 20 film productions as:

Script Editor

Production Manager
Production Assistant

1st Assistant Director
2nd Assistant Director
3rd Assistant Director
Script Supervisor

Director of Photography
Camera Operator
Focus Puller
Camera Assistant

Sound Recordist
Boom Operator

1st Assistant Editor
Sound Designer

This provides everyone with extensive filmmaking experience, resulting in a constant sense of excitement and collaboration. Students continuously learn from each other and also from the immense range of practical and aesthetic problems the different films offer.

It is this integration of many kind of knowledge that distinguishes the Institute of Moving Images from any other film school.

This makes our graduates stand out from their industry colleagues with a single specialization of same duration course.

In our Diploma program, on the one hand, students with a primarily technical bent of mind find insights into their work through a better understanding of the more interpretive practices and very often discover their unexpected potential and self confidence as writers or directors.

On the other hand, writer's and director's range and sense of the possibilities of the art is immeasurably increased by their enhanced technical competence. This lays solid foundation for their future work in the professional world.

Hands-on experience on latest cutting edge equipment

Our all student films are shot on actual locations. The equipments which our Filmmaking Diploma course student uses are comparable to that of the leading Film Schools in India provide for the production of their student films.

Each student gains a thorough proficiency with different camera types including Sony Full HD PXW-FS7, Super 35 Camera and Canon C-500 Camera and editing experience on non linear AVID Xpress Pro. The final Certificate films are made on Sony broadcast level cameras and post production on Final Cut Pro.

At the conclusion of the course, students' final films are celebrated in the IMI screening- open to Press, crew, friends and family. Students retain the copy of their finished film to include in their demo reel- the ultimate calling cards. Upon successful completion of the program, each student receives a Diploma in accordance with industry expectations. The students are also offered work experience opportunities on IMI Advanced Diploma students films.

IMI's Diploma Filmmaking program simply gets the ball rolling for the people considering serious full time career move into filmmaking and want to build a strong foundation for working way up in the entertainment industry. Students gain fast track entry for Assistant jobs in Film & TV industry. They also get employed by Television Channels as a senior member of their in-house creative/production team.

Students at IMI
One of the most fascinating and exciting experiences of my life. I totally enjoyed each day of the IMI Filmmaking program. This course gave me exactly what I have been dreaming of - knowledge, experience and courage to make my own film. It takes you on a journey of self-discovery, shows you, arms you and most importantly enhances your spirit. IMI faculty totally demystifies the entire filmmaking process. They inspire with their methodical, easy to understand, sharing of knowledge and encourage you to confidently go out and make films. Well worth the money spent.
Harsheet Thukral,
Painter & Filmmaker

Watch Students Films