Since Whistling Woods International offers international standard courses in film and television, every year a number of national as well as international students take admission to these courses. WWI has many students from across India who have different backgrounds. Some of them have work experience as assistants in entertainment industry while others do not. Since Whistling Woods International has been a symbol of excellence in education, many international students from across the world studies including from:
- Middle East
WWI welcomes international applicants for admission to a number of courses in film and television. The film institute believes that students from across the world encourage a vibrant exchange of innovative and creative ideas.
WWI work schedule starts from 6:30am where students come to the institute by shuttle bus for Yoga and other physical exercises following the breakfast. Generally, classes start from 9:30am and end in the evening. Students are taught theoretical subjects as well as practical exercises during the class. WWI students are shown various films and then they are asked to analyze them. This practice helps students to enhance their analytical skills. WWI organizes guest lectures too. The prominent filmmakers are invited to interact with students. Gym training and dance classes run until 8:30pm. After having these classes, students take dinner at around 9:00pm.
Students are provided with recreation facilities in hostel and campus including table tennis, pool tables and lounge areas. Generally, students attend classes from Monday through Saturday. Nonetheless, they have to accept challenges of working entire week and overnight shoots. Students are provided with five-week holiday breaks twice a year.
Whistling Woods International believes that a creative atmosphere increases the possibility of development of an actor, director, technician, producer, writer and choreographer. Keeping this in mind, WWI organizes a spectrum of cultural events throughout the academic year. The programme incorporates various activities including dance and musical performances, play performing and poetry reading, etc. The cultural programme creates artistic and energetic environment, which facilitates students to reinforce basic skills required for filmmaking. The programme stimulates students' imaginations and motivates them to rise up as expert filmmakers.
Whistling Woods International organizes weekly sessions with lectures and speakers from different backgrounds to widen the learning experience at the film school. It offers students a fine opportunity to broaden their knowledge horizon. This session helps students to interact with notable filmmakers, specialist from various background and top academics. Students have an opportunity to discuss with invitees including choreographer, writers, musicians, sociologists, psychologists and anti-piracy lawyers. The earlier guest speakers were:
Advanced Technical Resources At WWI
- Danny Boyle
- Rakeysh Mehra
- Madhuri Dixit
- Shyam Benegal
- Karan Johar
- Anil Kapoor
- Syd Field
- Ashok Amritraj