List of Top 9 Selected Film Direction Institutes in India

Get here the Information of Top 9 Filmmaking Institutes in India. You can find the refined list from here about the best Film direction institutes situating in Chennai, Bangalore, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad. We listed the names of film and television institutes here after a short survey conducted by the  Filmmakers Fans  research team.  If you studied film direction in any one of this listed institute, then please give a feedback about study method overall academic structure of the institute.

Before start talking about the names of Top 9 filmmaking institutes, let’s explain a bit about being a Filmmaker, job responsibilities, scope of studying filmmaking and career profiles.

Who can become a Filmmaker?

One who have a deep passion to the aesthetics and technical aspects of films are eligible to become a filmmaker. Filmmakers must have strong knowledge from the Pre-production to the Post-production process of filmmaking.  The ideal person for this film director job role must be able to play as a team leader in all the times.

How to become a Filmmaker?

Since Filmmaking is an experience required job profession, the professionals usually enters into this field through scriptwriting, acting or by assisting established filmmakers. The candidates with degree/diploma in Filmmaking will receive more preference than the other candidates.

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Job Scope of Filmmaker in India

As you know that, India is the largest Film Producer in the world. The cinema of India divided into Four- North Indian Film Industry (Based in Mumbai), South Indian Film Industry (based in Chennai), West Indian Film Industry (based in Kolkata) and North-east Film industry (based in Imphal.) In a statement of Broadcasting Ministry, Govt. of India said that the revenue of Indian Film industry is projected to $3 billion (INR 150 billion) in 2016. Alongside the Mainstream film production, nowadays there are lots of Television Channels and Ad film production companies in India, which assures great work opportunity for the Filmmakers in India. There are frequent requirement for the filmmakers in major cities of India including Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Bangalore and New Delhi.

Skills Required Becoming Filmmaker: Knowledge about the process of filmmaking, creative work approach, able to play as a team leader, leadership and communication skills, and Managerial skills.

Career Profiles:

There are multiple career options for the ones who having filmmaking skills, which includes- feature film director, Ad Film director, Mentor in a training institute, Cinematographer, Film Production controller, writer, film producer and script supervisor.

It’s a usual thing that many filmmakers of now days are turning to Entrepreneurs by starting their own film production companies.

Salary of Filmmaker:

It’s not predictable how much salary a Filmmaker get for directing a Film. The salary of filmmaker depends on factors such as shooting schedule, artists, budget of the film and the size of the Film industry.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics survey in May 2015, the annual salary of an entry level Film director is $96.565.

In India, the Filmmakers working in Bollywood will get comparatively high remuneration than the regional Film industries. The salary of a Bollywood film director for doing a feature film will be ranging from Rs.50 Lac to Rs.10 Crore.

List of Companies in India Hiring Filmmakers

There are many film and video production companies in India are hiring Filmmakers on full-time and per-project basis. See below the names of top recruiters that hiring filmmakers.

  1. Balaji Motion Pictures, Mumbai
  2. Dharma Productions Mumbai
  3. Star TV Network , Mumbai
  4. Fox Star Studios, Mumbai
  5. Reliance Big Entertainments, Mumbai
  6. Sun TV Network, Chennai
  7.  Malayalam Communications Limited, Kerala
  1. Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Mumbai
  2. The Bombay Films, Mumbai
  3. Annapurna Films, Hyderabad
  1. Film and Television Institute of India, (FTII) Pune

Affiliation:  Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India

Course Offered in Filmmaking: 3-year P.G Diploma Course in Filmmaking (Eligibility- Any Degree)

Address: FTII, No.11, Telephone Exchange, Law College Road,, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune, Maharashtra 411004

Phone Number: 020 2543 3016


  1. Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata

Affiliation: Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India

Course Offered in Filmmaking: 3-year P.G Diploma Course in Filmmaking (Eligibility- Any Degree)

Address:  E.M.Byepass Road, Panchasayar P.O., Kolkata, West Bengal 700094

Phone Number: 033 2432 8355


  1. National Institute of Design, Ahmadabad

Affiliation: University Grants Commission.

Course Offered: 4-year Course in Film and Video Communication (Eligibility: 10+2)

Address: National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Opp Tagore Hall, Paldi, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380007

Phone Number: 079 2662 9500


  1. Kerala Government Film Institute, kottayam (KR Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science and Arts)

Affiliation: Department of Education, Government Of Kerala

Course Offered: Diploma in Script writing and Direction (Eligibility- HSE)

Address K.R.Narayanan National Institute of Visual Science & Arts,Thekkumthala, Kottayam
Kerala – 686 585

Phone Number:  0471 2430068


  1. L.V Prasad Film and Television Institute Chennai

Affiliation: Arcadia University (USA) and UGC

Course Offered: Two Years Post Graduate Diploma in Direction (Any Degree)

Address: Prasad Studios Campus, 28, Arunachalam Road, Saligramam, Chennai – 600093

Phone Number: +91 44 65257476 – 78


  1. Adarsha Film & TV Institute, Bangalore

Affiliation: recognized and Aided by the Government of Karnataka

Course Offered: 6-months courses in Filmmaking (Eligibility- HSE)

Address: #6/1, First floor, 16th cross, GDP Extn,next to( Chowdaiah Memoral Hall ) Above Indane gas agancy,Vyalikaval, Banglore-560003.

Phone Number:  +91 80 2356 0886

  1. New York Film Academy | Mumbai, India

Affiliation:  ISO certified institution, Self-certificate

Courses Offered: Short Term Filmmaking Courses

Address: 1103 Regus Office, Level 11, Tower B, Peninsula Business Park, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013

Phone:022 6687 9386


  1. Annapurana School of Filmmaking, Mumbai

Affiliation: Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University

Course Offered: Bachelor of Filmmaking (HSE)

Address: Inside Annapurna Studios,Rd 2, Banjara Hills,Hyderabad – 34, India

Phone Number:  +91 40 4007 3000


  1. Mumbai Film Academy

Affiliation:  Check Website

Course Offered: Film Direction (hse)

Address: Bungalow. No. 40, SVP Nagar, Versova Telephone Exchange,Near Lokhandwala. Andheri (West).

Phone Number:  +91-9029436767


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