Careers after class 12: Film Making

Industry: Fine Arts

What is Film Making?

Film making refers to the multi-step process by which a movie is made. Filmmaking involves numerous complex and discrete stages of production which include the story, idea/commission, screenwriting, casting, shooting, sound recording, pre-production, editing and screening the final film before the audience release. Filmmaking takes place in various different locations worldwide in an expansive range of social, economic and political contexts employing a variety of cinematic techniques and technology.

Job Description

  • Responsibilities of a filmmaker include reading and interpreting scripts and deciding upon the narrative style
  • Attending casting sessions and selecting actors
  • Coordinating actors, costume designers, composers and choreographers to ensure a consistent creative execution
  • Making decisions on budgeting, set locations, production schedule, marketing and release of the film

Eligibility and Courses
Class 12

Any stream (Commerce/Science/Humanities)

Under Graduate Courses

  • B.A. (Hons.) in Film Making
  • B.Sc. in Cinema
  • B.P.A. in Film Making
  • B.F.A. in Film Making
  • Diploma in Film Making | Film & Television Production | Screenplay Writing | Cinematography | Direction | Editing|
  • Sound Recording & Designing

Career Profiles

Career Profiles Film Making

Top Institutes for Film Making courses

1. Ramesh Sippy Academy of Cinema and Entertainment (RSACE), Mumbai

Value for Money- 4.5/5

Bachelor Courses- B.A. in Multimedia-Screen Writing

Tenure- 3 years


2. Whistling Woods International Institute of Film, Communication and Creative Arts, Mumbai

Value for Money- 4.3/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc./ B.A. in Film Making

Tenure- 3 years


3. SAGE University, Bhopal

Value for Money- 4.3/5

Bachelor Courses- BPA in Film Making – Computer Graphics/Live Action

Tenure- 3 years


4. Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU), Aurangabad

Value for Money- 3.8/5

Bachelor Courses- Diploma in TV Production and Basics in Film Making

Tenure- 1 year


5. Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT), Noida

Value for Money- 3.4/5

Bachelor Courses- B.Sc. in Cinema + Diploma in Cinematography

Tenure- 3 years


Career Progression

Career Progression Film Making


Pay Film Making

Expert View

Vikramaditya Motwane

“You can be technically strong, and focus all your efforts on elements like casting, music, cinematography and sets, but they are all just add-ons. End of the day, filmmaking is really about how well you tell a story.”

— Vikramaditya Motwane,
Indian film director, producer and screenwriter


Steven Spielberg“Filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself.”

— Steven Spielberg,
Influential American film director, producer, and screenwriter

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