One & half Month Weekend Batches
(Saturday & Sunday/ 4pm to 9pm/ 12 Sessions)
At various Colleges & Universities throughout India
Three Weeks full-time regular Batches
(Monday to Thursday/ 10AM to 3PM/ 12 Sessions)
Only at IMI Campus in Pune
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 1450 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 Film Foundation 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 workshop intensely enriching, exciting and
rewarding creative experience, you can ever have.
Upon successful completion of the workshop, students make their final film of 8-10 minutes
duration on HDV 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 Workshop
Part time Foundation course
Learn filmmaking while working full time
One & half month / weekend course or 3 weeks full time regular course
Total 66 hours of tution: 12 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 10-15 minutes on HDV Camera and 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 three weeks of fulltime, regular batches
for Filmmaking Foundation Workshops. As well as, throughout the year, we also conduct one &
half months of weekend, evening batches in collaboration with eminent colleges & universities
at various locations in India i.e.,
The IMI Filmmaking Foundation workshop 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.
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