Cochin Media School
Cochin Media School is the First Authentic Film & Broadcasting Institute in Kerala. , and is a pioneering project of Cochin Media City Ltd. Cochin Media School, a conglomerate hub of media education and training, has been in the forefront of training film and television professionals since 2007.This film institute was inaugurated by Sri. Madhu, a doyen of Malayalam film industry on 18th April 2007.
Located in the heart of Cochin at Panampilly Nagar, adjacent to the South Over bridge, Cochin Media School is the first ISO 9001-2008 Moody International UKAS certified Film and Broadcasting institute in India.
WALL OF FAME
Making us proud are 35 alumni who made it big and are now independent film professionals. This list of achievers, of name and fame, is continuing to swell with the passage of time.
Cochin Media School alumni are associated with various media organizations or are freelancing in their chosen field of creative work. 123 of them are now assisting film professionals at various levels and 134 are working with television channels and media houses.
Institute believes in fostering a family that not only helps former students remain connected with their mates, but also to provide an avenue for the younger ones to find foot holds.
Cochin Media School is managed by an Administrator and is advised by a duly constituted Governing Council comprising of eminent personalities.
1. Sri. M K Das - Senior Journalist - Former Editor (Kerala), Indian Express
2. Prof. K Aravindakshan - Former Member, State Higher Education Council - Former Principal, Maharajas College
3. Sri. Rajeev P I - Managing Editor (South), India Today
4. Sri. Somakumar - Director (Programmes), Kairali TV
5. Sri. Shibu Chakravarthy - Lyricist
Cochin Media City Limited- the parent company of the institute is engaged in the process of setting up a self sustained media hub – the first of its kind in India. Promoters envisage the hosting of the entire activities related to film and television industry under the same roof and to derive alternate verticals that generate content value addition.
Cochin Media City was established in 2006 and its core services include
Production and Post
18th April 2007
Inauguration : Actor, Director, Producer Sri Madhu inaugurated the institute in the presence of Dr. K S Radhakrishnan, Vice Chancellor, Kalady Sri Shanakara University, Dr. Sebastian Paul, Member of Parliament, Sri. K G George, Sri. Revada Chandrashekar, DIG of Police and other dignitaries.
6th August 2007
Vidyarambham : Academics of 1st batch students initiated by renowned film maker and Chairman of Chalachitra Academy, Sri. K R Mohanan.
24th October 2007
Premier : Screening of first film ‘He’ created by the students of the institute. Director, Anoop Nair.
16th January 2008
Convocation : 1st batch editing students conferred Diploma by Sri. Madhu.
Launch of forums : The talent pool ‘Limelight’ and technical forum ‘TUF’ launched by Sri. Kamal, Director.
2nd October 2008
Workshop : Actor, Director Sri. Jagathy Sreekumar conducts workshop for students.
28, 29 & 30th May 2008
Professional Workshop : Red One camera was used for the first time in India for the professional workshop. Conducted by team comprising of Sri. Lal Jose, Director; Sri. Santhosh Thundiyil, Cinematographer; Sri. Harikumar M, Sound Engineer; Sri. Suresh Nair, Script writer; Sri. Sajan, Editor and Sri. Bijipal, Composer.
30th September 2008
Convocation : 1st batch of Direction, Camera and Sound Engineering students conferred Diploma by Sri. Lal Jose, Director and Sri. M V Nikeshkumar, CEO, Indiavision.
11th March 2009
Interaction : Oscar award winner Sri. Resul Pookutty visits the institute and interacts with the students.
2nd April 2009
Vidyarambham : Classes for 2nd batch initiated by Actor Sri. Jagadeesh.
23rd December 2009
Brand Ambassador : Film maker Sri. Ranjith assumes charge as Brand Ambassador and School Director of Cochin Media School. Eminent Director Sri. Sathyan Anthikad announced the appointment of the School Director.
12th May 2010
Placement : Sri. Ranjith, School Director, announce placement for 9 students of the institute in his next film ‘Pranchiyettan and the saint’.
25th June 2010
Vidyarambham : Initiation of the new batch conducted by Sri. Venu, national award winning Director-Cinematographer.
7th, 8th & 9th December 2010
Filmmaking workshop : Film making workshop conducted by a group of FTII graduates who have proved their competence. The workshop was lead by writer Director Sri. Kamal K M, Cinematographer Sri. Madhu Neelakandan, Editor Sri. Sethunath and Sri. Arun Rama Varma, Sound Designer.
4th January 2011
Premier screening : Short film ‘TWO’ produced by the institute premiered before eminent guests.
Synopsis of ‘TWO’ :–
A boy and a girl part their ways. He met her three days back.
What colour you like most?
I don’t know... I think I like all the colours
What do you like about me?
I don’t know..
21st February 2011
Convocation : Actor, Director Smt. Revathi confers Diploma to Acting and Editing students.
From Smt. Revathi’s convocation address:
‘Cinema needs the presence of more women in its technical and creative segments. Film institute’s should work for it….’
‘Those who are into cinema should not confine themselves to their role of activity. Each of them should take efforts to gain definite knowledge about all aspects of cinema. Such a thing would simultaneously enhance the quality of individual contribution and that of the film in total….’
‘Waiting for big opportunities might become detrimental to the professional interests of beginners. Efforts should be made to become part of anything good and where there is a space to contribute. The process of growing big should be something which all needs to study, and this could be achieved through analysing the professional history of icons of the period.