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    • September 6, 2016 5:41 PM IST
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      Mindscreen Film Institute, founded by Rajiv Menon in 2006, was started as a school for Cinematography and has since evolved into a specialized institute offering courses on Screenplay Writing, Film-Making and Direction. Run by a team of senior industry professionals, Mindscreen Film Institute takes pride in having been the training ground for some of the best talent in the film industry today.


      Rajiv Menon, known for his passion in teaching, has mentored award winning cinematographers and directors such as Ravi K. Chandran, Rajasekhar, Ratnavelu and Gautam Menon during their formative years. The Institute draws upon decades of his experience and also the 'Film Productions and Equipment rental company, Mindscreen.


      The certificate course on Cinematography started in the year 2006 is a comprehensive program where the students get hands-on learning experience and theoretical knowledge on the latest equipment’s and facilities available in campus.


      To offer high quality professional study programs in the theory & practice of film-making.

      To focus on specialized areas of film-making that develop very proficient technicians who are creative artists as well.

      Mindscreen Film Institute and its alumni make a professional impact and significant contribution to the media and entertainment industry. 

      We believe that a good film-maker, irrespective of his/her role must appreciate all aspects of the process. 

      From the choices a cinematographer confronts, understanding the director & his script, how sound and music transform a scene to assembling of images in the editing room. And the best way to learn them is to have a real ‘touch-feel-do’ experience. 

      Mindscreen Film Institute is all about hands-on learning. Our learning environment is designed to move one beyond their current level, expand the vision, enhance technical skills and unleash the potential to IMAGINE, THINK & CREATE in a new way



      • Six Months Course on Cinematography
      • Six Months Course on Screenwriting and Filmmaking
      • Three Months Foundation course on Digital Photography
      • Six Months Course on Acting for Film & Television
      • Weekend Acting for Camera -12 Weekends

      Rajiv Menon

      Founder – Director


      Rajiv Menon began his career in the film industry when he graduated in cinematography from the Film and Television Institute. His subsequent training in Steadicam operation under Garret Brown, the academy award winner provided him the opportunity to work with some of the top productions.


      Rajiv Menon with two decades of experience in making commercials has won numerous awards. He has also worked on a few important documentary projects with personalities like Shyam Benegal and Girish Karnard. While Rajiv Menon worked on a few documentaries, He gained national recognition for shooting Maniratnam's 'Bombay' and is continued to be associated with him through 'Guru' and 'Kadal'.


      Rajiv Menon made his directorial debut in feature filmmaking, Minsara Kanavu for AVM Studios. He is equally interested in giving back to the industry a range of talents it needs to constantly renew itself. With same aim he has established Mindscreen Film Institute inaugurated in July 2006 by filmmaker, Maniratnam


      Founder and Director page to include major awards

      • 2000 - Kandukondain Kandukondain –Tamil Feature Film- Film fare Award - Best Director
      • 2008 – Guru – Hindi Feature Film – APSARA award for Best Cinematography.
      • 2008 – Guru - Hindi Feature Film – SHANTARAM award for Best Cinematography.
      • 2014 – Kadal – Tamil Feature Film – Film Fare Award for Best Cinematography
      • 2014 – Kadal – Tamil Feature Film - Vijay TV Award for Best Cinematography
      • 2014 – Kadal – Tamil Feature Film - SIIMA Award for Best Cinematography


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