Annapurna College of Film and Media - [ACFM], Hyderabad

Annapurna College of Film and Media - [ACFM], Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Telangana Estd 2011 JNAFAU, Hyderabad Private

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Annapurna College of Film and Media is one of India’s leading Film and Media Colleges situated inside Annapurna Studios. Established in 1975, Annapurna Studios is one of the most advanced one-stop Film Production Studios in the country where a filmmaker can walk into the studio with a script and walk out with a film! The 22-acre Annapurna Studios opened its gates to teaching every gamut of filmmaking in the year 2011 with the launch of Annapurna College of Film and Media. It has to its unique advantage- Rich Film Production Heritage, Global Industry Affiliations, Internationally Renowned Academic Advisors, Simulated and Experiential Learning Methodologies.

Annapurna College of Film and Media is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU). It offers its students the unique opportunity to Graduate / Post-Graduate with a Degree (instead of Diploma/Certificate) which gives them a clear headstart in their career. Most Filmmakers today don many hats by working in different departments. Students at Annapurna
College gets to study and understand different aspects of the Filmmaking process and can pursue Dual Specialization in a variety of Film, Media and Liberal Arts Subjects- Script Writing, Production, Cinematography, Editing, Sound Design, Advertising & Digital Marketing, Animation, VFX, Photography, and Digital Imaging.

Annapurna College of Film and Media Highlights

Institute TypePrivate
Affiliated toJNAFAU, Hyderabad
Courses OfferedUG, PG and Professional Certificate Courses
Application ModeOnline
Facilities AvailableLibrary, Residential Support, Learning within Production & Post-Production Studios at Annapurna Studios & more
Official Websitehttps://www.aisfm.edu.in/
Admission Helpdesk1800-572-4736
LocationInside Annapurna Studios, Road 2,
Banjara Hills, Hyderabad – 500034, India

Annapurna College of Film and Media Courses

Annapurna College Hyderabad offers UG & PG Courses in the discipline of Film & Media and Visual Arts. Tabulated below are the details for the same:

CourseSpecializationEligibility
BA (Hons.) Film & MediaDirection + Script Writing, Direction + Editing, Direction + Sound Design, Direction + Cinematography, Direction + Production, Advertising and Digital Marketing10+2 with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks from a recognized board
BA (Hons.) Visual ArtsPhotography and Digital Imaging, Animation & VFX
MA Film & MediaDirection and Script Writing, Direction and Production, Direction and Sound Design, Direction and Cinematography, Direction and Production, Advertising and Digital Marketing

Bachelor’s Degree in any field with 2-3 years of industry experience (OR) Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication/ Visual Communication or in a related discipline with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks

Certificate3D Animation & Visual Effects, DSLR, Editing, Radio Jockey
  • Under Graduated/ Graduated from a School/ College
  • Minimum Age: 18 years
Script Writing
  • Good exposure to all kinds of films and fluent in English/ Telugu
  • Minimum Age: 18 years
Writing for a Web Series
  • Completed the FSW (Fundamentals of Script Writing)
  • Minimum Age: 18 years

Check: Annapurna College Hyderabad Courses and Fee

Annapurna College of Film and Media Admission

Annapurna College Admissions took place by following steps given below:

Step 1: Fill the Online Application Form

  • Provide accurate and complete details of the student
  • Provide a clear Statement of Purpose.
  • Upload all the required documents – Educational Certificates, Government ID Proof, Passport size photo and Payment Receipt.
  • Make the required payment of the Application Fee. The college is currently charging INR 2100 towards Application for Graduate and Post Graduate Programs & INR 1000 towards Application for Certificate Courses. These fees are subject to change.

Step 2: Attend and clear All India Entrance Examination

In light of the current Covid-19 situation, the college is conducting the All India Entrance Examination Online. Students will be informed of the date in advance and are expected to abide by the rules of the Online Entrance Examination. These details will be shared with Students once they complete their Online Application.

Step 3: Group Discussion & Presentation

Once the Entrance Examination is cleared, the college will conduct a session for Group Discussion and Presentation. The modalities of the same will be communicated to the students via email.

Step 4: Personal Interview

The Final Selection Round involves a Personal Interview session with each student. Details of the same will be shared with the Shortlisted Candidates after the completion of Group Discussion and Presentation.

Note: Students are required to carry their portfolio of creative work during the Admission Interview.

Annapurna College of Film and Media Placement

Since its inception in 2011, Annapurna College has been instrumental in creating successful career pathways for its students. Today the college has a large network of well-placed Alumni within the Global Film & Media Industry. The strong Film & Media legacy of the college coupled with its Internationally acclaimed board of Academic Advisors and Strong Industry Partnerships gives its students the right access to Learning and Placement Opportunities. Today, the college has a wide network of Placement Partners, some of them are mentioned below:

ARCA Media WorksAnnapurna Studios
Boxcar CaravanWhite Cloud
WTAInka
Digital DomainVIU
Hopmotion AnimationWhacked out

Check: Annapurna College Hyderabad Placements

Annapurna College of Film and Media Scholarship

The scholarship will depend not only on academic accolades but the final decision will be taken on the basis of the All India Entrance Examination (AIEE), Interview & Review of the Portfolio submitted by eligible students. This assessment is done by our esteemed Academic Group.

Annapurna College of Film and Media Facilities

Campus: The campus features smart classrooms, production floors, acting and dance studios, computer lab, library, editing suites, sound recording studios, and more.

Studio: The institute has a studio facility that includes Five non-a/c sound studios, each between 10,400 and 12,800 square feet along with the facility of Editing, Dubbing, Digital Intermediate, Visual Effects, Sound Mixing, Stereo & Near Field Mixing and many more.

Guest Sessions: The guest sessions from the industry frequently brings a fresh and current perspective for students. Their experiential understanding helps the young mind to prepare for a fast-changing professional world. Some of the guest lectures given by K.Vishwanath, Kamal Hassan, S.S.Rajamouli, Santosh Sivan, Amish Tripathi, Kabir Khan, Rakeysh Om Prakash and any more.

Faculty: The institute has highly experienced faculty who have worked closely in the industry and are now top celebrities. Some of them provide guest lectures to students. The lead faculty of the college are:

Anuradha RaoDean – Academics
Bala RajasekharuniDean – International Collaborations
Arvind Ranjan DasHoD – Direction

Check: Annapurna College Hyderabad Faculty

Why join Annapurna College of Film and Media?

  • Affiliated to JNAFAU, Hyderabad.
  • Internship and Placement Program.
  • Master Classes and Workshops from Renowned Industry Experts.
  • 22 Acres Friendly Campus.
  • Annapurna Studios – Live Production.
  • Academicians with Real Industry Experience.
  • Academic Advisory Board from across the Globe.
  • CILECT (Full-time CILECT Member).
  • Hostel facilities.

ACFM, Hyderabad Fees & Eligibility

CourseTotal Fees/ yearEligibility
M.A₹5.97 LakhsGraduation with 50%
Certification₹1.7 Lakhs-
B.A {Hons.}₹4.67 Lakhs10+2 with 50%
Diploma₹1.72 Lakhs10+2

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VandanaFilm making With Direction and Sound DesigningPursued
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Good Film School

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The College is really good if you also put the same kind of effort. And it has a good environment as the campus is inside a Film Studio. So, join if you are keen on becoming a film maker or working on films.


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The college management is very supportive in all the needful tasks to be done for college. They arrange programs to increase their self-confidence and creativity at least 2 times in a year as induction of course.


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Sri Mallikarjuna CharyBachelor of Arts [BA] (Advertising + Digital Marketing)Batch : 2018
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This college was quite good on every level but still needs some improvement in management the campus can be more developed there was a lot of scope for improvement.


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Suryakant PatelBachelor of Arts [BA] (Film + Media)Batch : 2018
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College is best

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The college management was up to mark. The faculty and seniors were also good and help when we need. The infrastructure of our college was very good.


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Awesome college

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The good remarks of the college the first was the library the college was a good collection of books. The library staff is also polite. Laboratory in college is well equipped.


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The college is very helpful. The staff and faculty were also very good. They guide and motivated me to do something new and also guide to our goal.


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Ramesh EeravenaBachelor of Arts [BA] (Photography + Digital Imaging)Batch : 2018
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College campus is awesome

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The college is best of my knowledge and my learning experience is very good which provide an easy way of learning with example it is good to remark for this college.


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There is no negative remark about my college. The college has good faculty, good seniors, good ambience, and its great fun to be there.


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Inside Annapurna Studios,Rd 2, Banjara Hill,
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