The NEO FILM SCHOOL has 10 full-fledged departments that have become breeding grounds of the finest talents in Indian cinema. The teaching methodology followed here focuses on 5 aspects of being and becoming a creative professional. The school has a bunch of extremely talented and experienced faculty. The curriculum followed by the school is designed by Jain Joseph FTII (Pune), IIM (Ahmedabad) which is verified and approved by an Academic Council headed by Leo Thaddeus, and Chairman Siby Malayil (one of the most reputed filmmakers in India).
Be the NEO. Do the NEW.
NEO Film School focuses on imparting real knowledge of film making.This core philosophy differentiates the school as well as its students from the rest in the industry. Amazingly 70% of the total time that the student spends at the school is devoted for practical learning and only the rest of the 30% time is dedicated for theoretical learning. At NEO you are conditioned to brim over with confidence, the strong determination and passion to engage in creating the real time NEW. In short NEO Film School infuses in you the confidence to create!
Discover and nurture the finest talents of the country and contribute to the Global Art
Instilling confidence to engage in creativity of the highest order through a professional and unique culture
Every good school is known by its products. So does NEO Film School. Our professionally groomed students are already part of the film fraternity in different capacities. All of them will say they had a completely transformational experience at the Neo Film School, that combines Creativity & Productivity. Here bridging the gap between your talent and industry becomes easy as never before . Meet some of our talents who have infused NEO Cult into the World of Film Making.
Can Art be taught? Before I try to answer that question, I should answer another question that has annoyed most of us at some point of life. Why do most of the highly talented artists whom we know, miserably fail in their career as well as in their lives? This was a doubt that haunted me from my college days, when I embarked on my journey as an Artist, as an Actor, as a passionate practitioner of theatre! It grew with me in larger proportions during my FTII days in Pune where I met with shocking numbers of ‘artist disasters’… highly talented individuals who ended up as most unfortunate failures..with very high sensitivity and very low sensibility… complaining about how rude the society was with them. They finally find refuge in anarchism to end up as ‘creative disasters’. They try to break the existential bondages of time and space, claiming to be creative but destructing themselves and others, so also the community. When I started my film career as a cinematographer in 1998, I encountered more such tragedies. Some brutally bruised and battered; some veiled in impregnable ‘intellectual wrappers’, but torn and bleeding inside! Somewhere down the stream, I realized that talent is like water and art is like river or ocean. It is there everywhere, it is there inside everyone. But no community, no society or no individual will realize, recognize, respect or remunerate the Talent or the Artist unless it is moulded and chiseled into a ‘Design’ which is experiential for others, which can be presented in a given time and space to an audience. An Artist need not think of communicating to an audience but a Designer need to think of communicating to an Audience; whoever the audience be. Art has only a generic objective while Design has specific objectives.
Can light be seen? No. No one can see light unless it is applied on some surface. Light can be sensed only if it hits an object, similarly Talent can be sensed only if it hits an objective with a Design. And if someone fails to understand this vital difference between ART and DESIGN and the need to learn the craft of translating Art into Design, he is sure to fail. Once I got this answer – the meaning of Creativity and Productivity - I had always wished there should be somebody out there to tell this fact to those highly talented ones in the society, so that society shouldn’t lose those priceless Artists - the ones who would become the core drivers of its evolution and progression. ‘Though this is madness there is method in it!’. The true challenge of art education is moulding ‘methodically mad professionals or mad people with professional methods.’ This thought is the corner stone of the curriculum we follow in NEO. And today when I see the names of our students flash across the silver screen - in a surprisingly short time span after they pass out – I can confidently say, Art can be taught!. The Neo is confident..confident to create designs as well as designers. Come, share the confidence..the confidence to create!
Awards , recognition and gratitude is a regular feature of Neo Film School. They enhances the morale and assures that good work is noticed and recognised. 2017 Indywood Excellence award in Education was conferred to Neo film School.
Primetime awards is one of the leading platforms that crowns the absolute standard of creative excellence . It is one of the most sought after awards for Industry leaders from International firms.2017 Prime time award was awarded to Neo film school in Mumbai.
5.1 Mixing Studio
Live Sound Recording Equipments
Final cut pro 10
Blackmagic Design Coloring Panels
Neo Film School was the official training partner for Indian Navy offering Videography and Editing courses for the Navy personnel.
Our team of 30 staff members is constantly involved in moulding our students into professionals.
2 Years back I was a normal person like every other movie aspirant who is into Neo. I was cleared and brushed up in mind to focus on my passion acting by Jain Joseph Sir (Founder & Chairman – Neo Film School).
Acting is like behaving, connecting characters into situations and behaving eventually or reacting. In the course performing in front of the camera helps in getting a good idea on facing lights, camera magnification and it’s like a mind game. I understood all this after joining the 3 month acting course at Neo.
The exercises, shoot etc. at Neo gave me good knowledge about acting in works like short Films, Music Videos, and Ad Films. I could perform well for my first audition for Thondimuthalum Drikshakshiyum directed by Dileesh Pothen cause of our Portfolio shoot few days before the course ended. Thanks to Neo I was very confident working in front of the camera and I am Confident to create more.
One thing I like to tell all parents is “Support your child, Let them be” – Nimisha Sajayan.
Movies : Thondimuthalum Dhrikshakshiyum, Mangalyam Thanthunanena, Kuprasidha Payyan, Eeda, Chola.
Awards :Best Actress - Kerala state best actress award (2019) | Kerala State Film Critics Award (2018) etc
I choose to study Film Direction after completing my B.Tech Graduation. Heard about Neo and joined here. I have done my diploma Films & Music videos which helped me to be presented as Portfolios. After passing out from Neo I assisted Roshan Andrews (Film Director) in movies like Mumbai Police, How old are you, 36 Vayathinile, & School Bus.
When I was doing my course at Neo, I was able to work with productions crews as same as that of a Film Crew in live movies. Neo gave wings to my Film ambitions and a good Kick Start to my career.