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Frequently Asked Questions
What kind of results can I expect from my education at IMI?
All the programs at IMI are designed to prepare the next generation of talent for specific careers in the most exciting and creative industry in the world. That is why every student at IMI graduates with a demo reel – the ultimate calling cards. As well, all IMI grads acquire the proper certification in accord with industry expectations. To get a better sense of what can be accomplished with IMI education, click at student films page which showcases many of these outstanding demos.
Do I need a degree to study at IMI?
To be eligible for the admission in any course at IMI, graduation degree is preferred but not compulsory. IMI admission policy recognizes that there will be some outstanding applicants with backgrounds in other disciplines and work experience including those without standard graduation degree. Applicants merit and creative potential are evaluated on the basis of their creative profile and response to aptitude test questions listed in Admission Requirements Page. If you have the ability and fit our minimum entry requirements, then apply.
How practical are the IMI courses?
The courses at IMI are intensive programs based around theory, practical exercises, hands-on filmmaking and industry internship. Whether you enroll in our Advanced Diploma or Diploma courses, here students learn filmmaking by doing practical from day one. Each student is trained in the central filmmaking skills- script writing, directing, producing, cameras, editing, sound and production design on professional equipment. Moreover during the Advanced Diploma course, each student makes at least 12 films in Key role (Director/Screenwriter/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor) and also works as a crew member in 30 others film in supporting roles, whereas in Diploma course, students independently make 8 short films/documentaries and crew in 20 other films in supporting roles.
Do you accept students who have no experience or background in filmmaking?
We actively support applicants who have a passion for cinema or television. We believe that filmmaking talent shows itself in many different ways, so we would be interested in you if you have a passion for films and have a background or portfolio of work in theatre or journalism or still photography or graphic design or other creative discipline. This will help us in assessing your application why you are ideally suited for IMI course.
Can I specialize?
Most Advacned Diploma students join our course with a clear vision in their mind: they will be director, script writer, producer, director of photography, editor etc. During the first semester, all students are introduced to each element of cinema through filmmaking foundation program with an integrated approach which fuses theoretical concepts with direct production results. And then, from second semester onward, they move on to mastering their chosen craft through a series of increasingly sophisticated and ambitious film projects as classroom exercise. By the end of three semester, we give you serious practical knowledge of what you can expect from different people working on your films and develop your skill in the area of your specialization.
Do I need my own equipment to participate in the IMI Short-Term Program?
The IMI provides all the necessary equipments to make curriculum exercise or final films to all our student of Advanced Diploma and Diploma Programs. However, students who get enrolled in 2 months, weekend sessions of Filmmaking Foundation Certificate Program will be provided with professional camera & editing equipments for hands-on classroom practical only. Students are advised to make their exercise films without incurring any additional expenses and encouraged to pool in their resources to arrange any production needs for their projects. On completion of the program, all students are expected to produce their final film with their own resources and for that; all necessary equipments can be availed from IMI facilities at concession rates.