Top 10 Film Schools In India Nigerian Students Should Go To

Filmmaking is one of the most sought-after careers in the world today. Where else can you get quality practical training in filmmaking if not in a country that boasts of one of the biggest film industries in the world? India’s Bollywood is the second largest film industry in the world (only second to Hollywood). Film schools in India offer some of the best trainings in the world especially with the existence of experienced filmmakers as trainers. If you’re looking for the best destination for training in filmmaking just head to India. Here is a list of the best film schools in India.

1. Film and Television Institute of India, Pune

The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is an autonomous institute working under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB), Government of India. The institute is a member of CILECT, an organization of world’s leading Film Schools. FTII is situated in Pune, on the location of erstwhile Prabhat Film Company. Since its inception in 1960, the institute is known for its contribution of technicians and artists to the film industry. High-profile filmmakers are among trainers in this school.

2. Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI) Kolkata

This is also a Film and Television institute working under The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. The was named after acclaimed film director Satyajit Ray. Due to its excellence in education, SRFTI has received the status ‘Institute of National Importance’ given by the Government of India. The quality of training offered in this school makes it one of the best destinations for filmmaking experiences in the world.

3. The National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmadabad

The National Institute of Design (NID) is an autonomous status attained Film School based in Ahmadabad, India. In a survey conducted by the Business Week in 2010, the institute has rated to be in the category of “Top Design Schools in the world.” The school offers 4-year courses in film discipline. Experienced Bollywood filmmakers are among the teachers in this school.

4. K. R. Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science and Arts (KRNNIVSA)

R. Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science and Arts (KRNNIVSA) is an autonomous Film Institute started by the Government of Kerala. The institute, named after the K.R Narayanan, who served as the President of India from 1992-1997. KRNNIVSA was inaugurated by the Vice- president of India Mr. Hamid Ansari on 11 January 2016. Students get quality training in filmmaking from the school.

5. Biju Pattanaik Film & Television Institute of Odisha

The Biju Pattanaik Film & Television Institute of Odisha (BPFTIO) is an autonomous Film institute started by Government of Odisha under the World Bank assisted scheme. It was initially set up to meet the requirements of technicians for the Film industry. BPFTIO offering three courses and each course has an intake of 20 students each year. Quality training is offered to students in this school.

6. Government Film and Television Institute, Bangalore

The Government Film and Television Institute (GFTI) Bangalore is the first Government Film institute in India. GFTI is located in at Hesaraghatta, Bengaluru in Karnataka. The institute is offering two three-year courses in Cinematography and Sound Recording & Engineering. It is among the best government-run film schools in India.

7. L.V Prasad Film Institute, Chennai and Trivandrum

L.V Prasad Film Institute is a Private film institute based in Chennai, which was started L. V. Prasad, a well-known Producer, Actor, Director, Cinematographer and Businessman. As compared to other private film institutes in India, this school offers much extensive features including big indoor studios, library and industry using professional cameras like Red MX Cameras and Panavision Genesis. It is one of the top film schools in India where you can get quality training in filmmaking.

8. Adarsha Film Institute, Bangalore

Adarsha Film Institute Bangalore is a Karnataka Government approved film institute. It is located in the Hesaraghatta Campus, Vyalikaval, Banglore. The campus of Adarsha Film Institute is located an approximate of 10 acres of land. It includes an editing room, Hostels, Classrooms, Theatre, Photography studio and Administrative wing.

9. New York Film Academy | Mumbai, India

This is a center established New York Film Academy, which is one of the best film institutes in the world. The institute has a lot of facilities training in filmmaking but the fees for studying in New York film academy is a bit in the high. But the quality offered to students is really worth the high fees paid.

10. Annapurna International School of Film and Media, Hyderabad

Annapurna International School of Film and Media, Hyderabad is among the top film schools in India. It is the first private film school in India. Their website says ‘it’s a non-profit organization and student-focused media school.’ the school offers world-class learning atmosphere for academic experience in filmmaking. The institute has 5 each non-ac and av sound stages, wide ranges of film cameras, dozens of stunning outdoor locations, Mistika 4K DI suite, iMac computer lab, with FCP and Movie Magic & more. Students trained in this school get some the best practical experiences required to excel in film making.

(with reports from filmmakersfans.com)

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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