cinema’s renowned director Gunnam Gangaraju recently conducted a master
class for the students of Annapurna International School of Film and Media
(AISFM), India’s premier film school, at the school campus.
After the screening of his most popular film “Little Soldiers”, Mr. Gangaraju engaged with the students about various aspects of filmmaking, including the importance of story, script, screenplay and film direction. He gave the students advice on how to build their careers in the industry and described what qualities he looks for when hiring assistant directors.
Mr.Gangaraju is a renowned director and producer in Telugu cinema, who made creative films like Little Soldiers, Aithe, Anukokunda Okaroju and Amma Cheppindi. He is also the creator of the popular TV sitcom Amrutam and serials like Radha Madhu, Ammamma.com etc.
Speaking on the occasion, Kurt Inderbitzin, the CEO of AISFM, said “Not only is Mr. Gangaraju a great filmmaker, but he is also a great teacher. The students of AISFM loved the session and learnt about his approach to creating cinema. On behalf of AISFM and the students, I thank Gangaraju for sharing his valuable insights with us”.
AISFM is fast growing into the one-stop destination for all film making education. It is the first film school in India to offer accredited Bachelors and Master degrees in film making, animation and visual effects, and media management.
The institute has celebrated filmmakers, actors and directors such as Hema Malini, Maniratnam, Kamal Hassan, Shabana Azmi, Javed Akhtar, Resul Pookutty, SonuSood, Tabu, Farah Khan, Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap on their Advisory Board Council. These eminent personalities provide guidance in designing the academic curriculum, and providing recommendations on faculty and placements.