The first batch of students have joined the film school’s new degree programme.
The first batch of Annapurna International School of Film and Media (AISFM)’s degree programmes, which the film school recently introduced, got underway yesterday morning. AISFM, in association with Jawaharlal Nehru Architectural and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU), is offering Bachelors and Masters degree in directing, editing, cinematography, scriptwriting, producing and various other aspects of film and media. Nagarjuna and Kurt Inderbitzin graced the orientation programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Nagarjuna said, “It’s my pleasure to welcome you all to AISFM. It’s a historic moment for us. There’s a need for trained professionals in film and TV industry. I am proud to say that the buzz about students who have graduated from short term courses last year has been quite positive. You guys will be the first batch in India who will hold a degree in film and media.”
Kurt Inderbitzin, the CEO of the film school, said, “Making a film is one of the toughest jobs in the world. We are not going to teach you how to use the tools that you might use during production or post production stage. Our impetus will be more on the ideas that go into making a film. I urge students to bond with each other as much as possible because this is going to help you for the rest of your lives.”
So far, 30 students have joined the degree programme out of which 15 have enrolled in various Bachelors Degree Programmes. More students are expected to join the batch at a later point of time.
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