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About the institute

prominent filmmaker Subhash Ghai sponsors Whistling Woods International Institute for Films, Media, Animation and Media Arts. Mr. Ghai is founder of Mukta Arts Ltd. The film school provides a quality education in the field of film and television. Most probably, Whistling Woods International Institute is Asia's first largest film, television, media and animation institute.

The institute covers 20-acre areas of land in film city, Mumbai's well-known film and television production centre. The film school offers a number of courses, which vary in duration from 10 to 30 months. The courses are full-time as well as part-time. The film institute offers specialization in:

  • Animation
  • Acting
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Producing
  • Editing
  • Sound
  • Screenwriting
  • Television & Broadcasting Studies

The film institute offers India's first Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Media and Entertainment in collaboration with Manipal University. The institute organizes seminars and workshops to enhance students' basic skills required for film and television industry. The prominent professionals from film industry are invited as guest lecturers. Theses guest lectures interact with students. Whistling Woods International is a body of industry professionals and academics. The body consists of famous personalities including:

  • Subhash Ghai
  • Anjum Rajabali
  • Rajen Kothari
  • Rakesh Ranjan
The film institute conducts regular lectures by leading national and international filmmakers, technicians and actors. Renowned filmmakers and actors visiting the institute to interact with students include:
  • Vishal Bharadwaj
  • Rakeysh Mehra
  • Farhan Akhtar
  • Ashutosh Gowarikar
  • Nagesh Kukunoor
  • Shyam Benegal
  • Ashok Amritraj
  • Naseeruddin Shah
  • Farah Khan
  • Ratna Pathak Shah
  • Pankaj Kapur
  • Steve Barron
  • Danny Boyle
  • Rajkumar Hirani
The curriculum at Whistling Woods International includes theoretical and practical subjects. It is mandatory for each student of a two-year filmmaking course to undergo one-year 'Basics of Filmmaking' training. In the 'Basics of Filmmaking', students are taught all features of filmmaking. The courses at Whistling Woods International are designed with the purpose providing collaborative and film industry oriented education. The course helps students to rise as a good filmmaker. Students participate in extra-curricular activities including:
  • Literature & Culture
  • International Art
  • Film Appreciation
  • Production Design & Music

Whistling Woods International's student body includes 15 % international students from:

  • Canada
  • Italy
  • USA
  • UK
  • Mauritius
  • Germany
  • France

The film institute ensures that every student, after completing education, gets into the rewarding and creative field of employment in India as well as abroad. The film institute has an association with a number of leading film organizations including:

  • BIG Animation
  • Aamir Khan Productions
  • Dharma Productions
  • Balaji Telefilms
  • Fox Star Studios India
  • Mukta Arts Limited
  • Excel Entertainment
  • Red Chillies Entertainment
  • Paprikaas
  • Walkwater Films
  • Reliance BIG Entertainment

The film institute facilitates students to get good employment in entertainment industry. Whistling Woods International has affiliation with many international film institutes including:

  • Griffith College Australia
  • Deakin College Australia
  • NYU Tisch Singapore
  • Syracuse University USA
  • Bradford College UK
See more about WWI :

  • Board of Directors
  • Founder Chairperson
  • Dean
  • Governing Committee
  • Academic Advisory Board
  • Whistling Woods International Affiliations
  • School Of Filmmaking
  • MBA In Media and Entertainment
  • One Year Programme In Screenwriting
  • International Student Courses
  • Short Courses For International Students
  • Campus
  • School of Animation

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