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Neo Film School;
Realize, Recognize and Respect your Uniqueness

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

Our Successful Alumnies

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.

Founders Note

Innovator blends madness in right proportion

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!


Jain Joseph FTII, IIM

  • Founder, Chairman and Managing Director
Awards & Achievements
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Indywood Educational Awards

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.

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Primetime Global Educational Awards

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.


NSIM - Neo Film School is an Authorized Skill Training and Testing Center of National Skill India Mission.
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Training Partners
Indian Navy :
Neo Film School was the official training partner for Indian Navy offering Videography and Editing courses for the Navy personnel.
St. Xavier's College for Women, Aluva and Neo Film School foster a creative relationship through mutual cooperation in teaching and multimedia production.

Team Neo

Our team of 30 staff members is constantly involved in moulding our students into professionals.