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HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT FILM SCHOOL FOR YOU?
  • 17 June 2024
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   When it comes to pursuing your passion for filmmaking, choosing the right film school is paramount. Here are key factors to consider:

1. Employee Ratio:  A Film School, should maintain a low student-to-faculty ratio, ensuring personalized attention and mentorship for each student. Low student-to-faculty ratio often means that you get more one-on-one time with your instructors, enabling them to focus on the quality rather than the quantity of their teaching and grading.

2. Team Size: School should have a larger team strength consisting of Senior Resident Faculties, Junior Resident Faculties, Prominent Industry Experts as Guest Faculties and other non-teaching staffs which enables the school to operate with high standards and deliver quality output

3. Alumni Status: Check whether the Film School’s alumni are making waves in the industry, working on major productions and winning prestigious awards.

4. Award-Winning Productions: Enquire if the Film School’s student productions, have received any acclaim & awards. This will showcase the talent and dedication of their students and faculty.

5. Accreditation & Awards for the School: Its important to know if your chosen Film School has any accreditations and awards received, by which, you will determine if it’s an Authentic Film School

6. Film Festival Success: See whether the Film School boasts a high number of entries and selections at renowned film festivals, which will be a testament to the quality of education and training they provide.

7. Years of Existence: Check how many years the film school has been operating successfully with a steady intake & pass out ratio of students. This shows the dedication and seriousness of the management in successfully operating the school.

8. How Many Departments: See whether the Film School has all the departments that complete a film making process. Also check whether these departments are just for namesake, or they have proper curriculum and infrastructure to teach and engage students.

9. Inroads to Film Industry: Fundamental decision point in choosing the right Film School is whether you get access to the film industry where you can turn your dreams to reality. An Authentic Film school will provide an opportunity to network with industry professionals and peers. These connections can be invaluable for finding internships, job opportunities, and collaborators for future projects. Professional Film schools often host workshops, guest lectures, and industry events that allow students to meet and learn from established filmmakers. Another important factor is how well are your seniors placed in the industry which will be your first point of contact into the film industry.

10. Networking events: Look for regular events and special clubs that are held at the Film School. These could be Clubs with specific interests like Photography, Music, Books, Public Speaking and so on. These events provides one with a platform to meet and network with professionals in others domains and can prove to be invaluable.

When you choose a Film School, you're not just choosing a school—you're choosing a pathway to success in the world of filmmaking.

By Shyam Kumar K

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