The Annapurna International School of Film and Media (AISFM) is one of the only film schools located inside a film studio. AISFM is a full time CILECT member and boasts of academic advisory board from across the globe, academicians with real industry experience and state-of-the art infrastructure within a 22 Acre green campus in the heart of Hyderabad.

Sri. Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Sri. Akkineni Nageswara RaoFounder
“Let education give you self-control, self-confidence and self-reliance to be the CAPTAIN of your own DESTINY”

When he first entered the film industry in 1939, he had not even completed his primary education, let alone receiving any formal training in acting or filmmaking. He struggled for many years, learning whatever he could from the technicians and artists on his sets. Slowly, his acting career blossomed. He built a leading production studio and hundreds of films later, continued to act right until the age of 87.

He was always grateful to the media industry for all that his family and he had received. For many years there were discussions within the Akkineni family on how best they could give back and show their appreciation. They believed the best way to give back was through education, and specifically, education in film and media.

They created the world’s best film and media school, right here in Hyderabad. The school is a non-profit and is located inside Annapurna Studios.

Students here learn and make their films using the same facilities that are used by the industry, so that they are prepared for the industry.

When he first entered the film industry in 1939, he had not even completed his primary education, let alone receiving any formal training in acting or filmmaking. He struggled for many years, learning whatever he could from the technicians and artists on his sets. Slowly, his acting career blossomed. He built a leading production studio and hundreds of films later, continued to act right until the age of 87.

He was always grateful to the media industry for all that his family and he had received. For many years there were discussions within the Akkineni family on how best they could give back and show their appreciation. They believed the best way to give back was through education, and specifically, education in film and media.

They created the world’s best film and media school, right here in Hyderabad. The school is a non-profit and is located inside Annapurna Studios.

Students here learn and make their films using the same facilities that are used by the industry, so that they are prepared for the industry.

With a vision to be the most sought after film and media institution globally, to mentor talent and produce internationally recognized legends, Sri Akkineni Nageswara Rao established ASIFM in 2011 inside Annapurna Studios.

It was his way of giving back to the society, all the love and affection he got in his 75 years of acting career as a matinee idol. He founded Annapurna Studios in the year 1975 to provide infrastructural support to the new film industry in Hyderabad which had just moved from Chennai.

WHY AISFM?

At AISFM we offer both, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a variety of film, media and liberal arts subjects. Furthermore, we have a slew of weekday and weekend certificate courses that cover various crafts of film-making. We place an immense importance on providing our students with a lively, vibrant and professional environment to learn and grow in.

  • CILECT  – Full time member

  • 22-Acre Campus – inside Annapurna Studios

  • Dual Majors – choose from many combinations

  • World-Class Facilities – Production & Post-Production

  • Master Classes – Panel Discussions & Field Trips

  • Strong Careers – Internship / Placement / Incubation Support

  • Upskill – Part-time certificate courses

  • Advisory Board – Distinguished individuals world over

We empower dreamers to create legends!

  • We provide holistic education in an environment that stimulates Inquiry, Critical Thinking, Creativity, and a quest for excellence.
  • We mentor for aesthetic application of craft, and explore and experiment with entrepreneurial skills and business acumen.
  • We nurture students to be global citizens who are socially responsible, empathetic, and adaptable encouraging diversity.

Professional Integrity, Empathy, Socially Responsible, Adaptable.

AISFM is proud to have embraced and put into practice new age teaching methodologies that encourage students to develop a genuine thirst for knowledge, placing the ownership of their learning into their own hands. Interactive and participatory, our faculty believes in nurturing critical thinking and independent thought. We empower our students to be creative beyond boundaries and norms, and develop into professionals of the future. Through a regular in-house mentoring program conducted by international Academic Advisors, even our faculty is always learning and adapting to new and improved educational methodologies.