Admission Process of Annapurna International School of Film and Media (AISFM)


Annapurna International School of Film and Media (AISFM) is a film school housed in Hyderabad state of India and is the country’s first private and non-profit media institute. The foundation stone of the school was laid by the members of Akkineni Family, including Akkineni Nagarjunaand and Akkineni Nageswara Rao. The campus of AISFM lies in the Annapurna Studios and was established on June 30, 2011. The school is affiliated to Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University (JNAFAU) and works to imbue necessary skills of media and filmmaking in students. is the website of the institute and can be referred to for a 360 degree tour of the campus.

The Academic Advisory Board of the school is peopled by distinguished filmmakers, actors and directors such as Farah Khan, Karan Johar, Hema Malini, Mani Ratnam, Kamal Haasan, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi and Aparna Sen. Thus, a whole conglomeration of reputed artists directs the curriculum and education system of this school. Additionally, AISFM offers courses in acting, directing, cinematography, editing, writing and producing. The procedure to seek admission at Annapurna International School of Film and Media is in the following article.

Courses offered at AISFM

How to apply for admission in AISFM?

Step 1: Submit your application form to admissions office.

Step 2: Attend entrance exam and group activity assessment

Step 3: Shortlisted students will be invited for interview/counselling sessions.

Step 4: Offer letters will be sent to accepted students.

IB Student Enquiries for Admission in AISFM

  • Each year, AISFM selects a diverse group of applicants to assimilate them in the student body. Applicants who show both creativity and an appetite for academic rigor and can balance proactive expression with collaboration and teamwork are immensely valued.
  • For IB students, there is no minimum requirement of total scores or particular course credits for admission to AISFM bachelor’s programs. All students who have been or will be awarded ‘The Diploma of the International Baccalaureate’ are eligible to apply.
  • In assessing the application, the admissions department will review the predicted IB score, as well as the results of their own entrance exam, interviews and practical exercises.

For complete application details and course brochures, please contact the admissions department at [email protected]

For Domestic Students

The four steps are:

1. Entrance Exam

2. Group Discussion and Presentation

3. Personal Interviews

4. Group Practical Activity

While the admission steps are usually held over multiple weekends, IB students will be provided with the opportunity to complete the entire procedure in a single day.

For Domestic Students

International students (holding a non-Indian passport and located outside India) have the option of applying through:

1. Online entrance exam

2. Video call interviews

International students will need to submit their certificates for equivilence assessment, before any final offer can be made.

AISFM welcomes students from all over the world, for both regular enrollment and exchange programs through international media schools. AISFM teaches an international curriculum and all classes are in English. International students can apply for BFA, MA and MBA programs and are normally eligible for student visas.

For more information, please complete the form:

Scholarship and Advanced Standing

AISFM provides partial scholarships from the 2nd semester of the course onwards, based on academic performance in the previous semester.

For more information, please call the admissions department.

Documents required for Admission in AISFM

AISFM requires that Indian students submit the following documents at the time of admission. While students may join AISFM on the basis of a conditional offer letter, the final university enrollment will not be confirmed until all documents are submitted.

1. Class X certificate

2. IB transcript

3. Migration certificate

4. Transfer certificate

5. Conduct certificate.

Additional Information

1. Academic session starts in the month of July every year.

2. Intake into the school happens once a year. The admission process usually begins in October.

For any additional questions or comments, please contact:

M. Sudha Sree

Deputy Manager – Admissions

+91 40 40073000  m: +91 7680074134

[email protected]

With a plethora of courses to offer, Annapurna International School of Film and Media is the resort of all those who’re striving to enter the world of cinema and revolutionise it via their skills operating behind the curtain.