Film making and Direction is a part of very important courses pursued by aspirants looking to take up a career in movies. Although, many students aspire to pursue this course, lack of information is the main hurdle for these courses becoming popular among commoners. With the advent of cheaper communication through internet and websites, the demand for the course in Film Making and Direction has risen considerably, as many film enthusiasts are resorting to make short films.
Although Film Making and Direction is available as comprehensive course at undergraduate level at very few select institutes, majority of the programmes are short term courses offered by popular film studios like Annapoorna Studios, Ramoji Film City etc. At UG level the teaching includes all the areas of film making. Starting from subject selection, to film marketing and distribution are taught as special courses. Among the important aspects of the course, the film production, understanding film photography, editing, screenplay besides film direction and film production. At post graduate level institutes like IIT Mumbai, NID offering film making and direction is offered as part of their major courses in visual communications.
As dream merchants, film makers and directors have sky as the limit to their career prospects. The Film and Television Institute of India, Pune under Ministry of Information and Broadcasting is the popular destination for people who want to learn the art of film making and direction.