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

Course Duration:

Two Months Weekend Batches
(Saturdays & Sundays/ 3pm to 8pm/ 12 Sessions)
At IMI Campus and at various Colleges and Universities throughtout India

Yes, now you too can dare to make your own short films

You have an inclination, you have imaginations, and you have an interesting story to share. But always wondered - what it takes to make a beautiful, slick & entertaining film.

Learn Filmmaking by making four films

At the Institute of Moving Images, we believe the best way to learn filmmaking is by actually making films. And it starts from first week itself.

IMI has designed & developed an intensive program to develop an understanding of the grammar of visual storytelling and collaborative nature of filmmaking in short span of time.

The program provides great overview for all those like you who want to know more about working behind the camera. Already 4200 bright and young film enthusiasts, including management professionals, doctors, space scientists, IT engineers, architects, advertising executives, photo-journalist, business analysts, fighter pilots, army officers, college lecturers, actors, animators and undergraduates have successfully completed this course.

IMI short-term Filmmaking Foundation Certificate program imparts theoretical as well as practical knowledge of the craft of filmmaking and familiarizes you with all the aesthetic aspects to appreciate cinema as an art form. It essentially enables you with expertise to make own low cost short films.

More specifically, here you will be taken through the entire process of filmmaking. You will acquire and apply knowledge in script writing, production designing, shot division, directing & post production while making series of four exercise films independently and also assisting others in their productions. Your work will be assessed critically in the class by our faculty who are industry professionals.

The students apply the experience gained through constructive discussion with them in their next exercise and the learning process continues.

The combination of non-stop collaborative work, diverse experiences and shared passion for cinema, makes IMI Filmmaking Foundation Certificate intensely enriching, exciting and rewarding creative experience, you can ever have.

Upon successful completion of the course, students make their final film of 15-20 minutes duration on Full HD camera and post production on Avid Xpress.

Recommended for all those film enthusiasts who want to know more about working behind the camera & must for the students who want to test self aptitude before applying for specialization in Filmmaking.
Unique Features of Filmmaking Foundation Certificate
  • Part time Foundation course
  • Learn filmmaking while working full time
  • Two months / weekend course
  • Total 80 hours of tution: 15 sessions
  • Average 20 students
  • No previous experience of filmmaking required
  • Get the skills to start making short films
  • Students write, shoot and edit 4 short films under Professional guidance
  • Final project of 15-20 minutes on Full HD Camera & post production on Avid Xpress
  • Feedback and informal screening of completed work
  • Certificate and DVD show reel on successful completion of course
  • Can make contacts with like-minded professionals who can team for future shoots
  • Sound basis for going on to further education in filmmaking
  • Provides great overview for those considering serious move into film industry
  • Students gain entry level job in Production house/TV Channels
  • Provides creative and collaborative skills that can be useful in any vocation

Students receive a certificate and DVD show reel of all their films at the Institute.

Inspirational, Comprehensive and enjoyable

At IMI campus in Pune, we regularly induct students for two months of weekend batches for Filmmaking Foundation Certificate Program. As well as, throughout the year, we also conduct two months of weekend, evening batches in collaboration with eminent colleges & universities at various locations in India i.e.,

  • Mumbai
  • Pune
  • Ahmedabad
  • Vadodara
  • New Delhi
  • Chandigarh
  • Jaipur
  • Bengaluru
  • Kochi
  • Chennai
  • Trivandrum
  • Bhopal
  • Hydrabad
  • Chennai
  • Kolkata
  • Guwahati

The IMI Short Term Filmmaking Foundation Certificate Program is highly recommended for all those who want to test self aptitude before making considered choice about a future in highly rewarding industry. It vastly improves the chance of clearing the selection process for those who intent to apply for specialization in Filmmaking.

But for those who do not wish to pursue a career or further training in film, this course is an inspirational, comprehensive and enjoyable introduction to the world of filmmaking, providing creative and collaborative skills that can be useful in any vocation.

To enroll for this program, please first register online
Students at IMI
Brilliant!!! This is the shortest & perfect description of the IMI Filmmaking Foundation program. Before joining FTII, I had attended this short term course. IMI faculty is just superb; great source of energy and inspiration. Earlier I used to see film making as an impossible dream that can not be achieved, only be seen. But IMI made me to see it as reality. I learnt here that with creativity, you also need strong determination, passion & perseverance. Thank you IMI, for giving a huge paradigm shift in my life.
Yamini Makeshwar,
Student of Cinematography at FTII

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