Promoted by Subhash Ghai, Mukta Arts Ltd & Filmcity Mumbai, Whistling Woods International is Asia's largest Film, Television, Animation and Media Arts institute. WWI provides world-class education in all technical and creative aspects of filmmaking and television through 2-year, full-time residential programmes in 8 specializations namely Acting, Animation, Producing, Cinematography, Direction, Editing, Screenwriting & Sound.
The full-time faculty of Whistling Woods International is a body of academics and industry professionals(like Subhash Ghai, Naseeruddin Shah, Rajen Kothari, Anjum Rajabali, etc), with regular guest lectures by leading film-makers, actors & technicians (like Rakeysh Mehra, Vishal Bharadwaj, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Ashok Amritraj, Shyam Benegal, Madhuri Dixit, Govind Nihalani, Farah Khan, Makrand Deshpande, Suhasini Mulay, Neeta Lulla, Rajkumar Hirani, Nagesh Kukunoor, etc).
The curriculum is a unique hybrid of curriculums of several world-class film schools worldwide and Indian sensibilities of film-making. As part of the 2-year programme, each student undergoes a 6-month foundation programme in which each student learns and does all activities related to film-making. This enables the students to have a strong base or foundation in film-making in addition to mastery in their chosen specialization.
Whistling Woods is also highly committed to ensuring that its students move out of the school into highly creative and rewarding areas of employment both in India and overseas. Placement partnerships have been initiated with several leading media organizations like Adlabs, Arab Media Group (UAE), Anirights Infomedia, Channel V, Mukta Arts Ltd, Percept Picture Company, Pixion, Prime Focus, Sony Entertainment Television, William Morris Agency (USA), Zee TV and several more.
WWIL has initiated affiliations with several international film schools.
Some schools that we have finalized tie-ups with are Griffith College Australia, Seneca College Canada, the Norwegian Film Institute & Deakin College Australia. WWI is also in advanced talks with several top-tier film-schools from the USA, UK & Canada, with finalized agreements with these schools expected shortly.