Friday, May 19, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions


FAQ#1: Which workshop is right for me? Summer Programme or Weekends Intensive?
Both courses – the SUMMER PROGRAMME and WEEKENDS INTENSIVE – are suitable for beginners. That said, all beginners are not the same. Someone are film buffs, shoot on DSLRs, or otherwise engage with this medium. Whereas others may be absolutely new to images and unsure of their interest levels.

Given this, here are some suggestions:
• If you are tentative and just exploring options, the WEEKENDS INTENSIVE is for you.
• If you think films are a future career path for you, consider the SUMMER PROGRAMME.
• If you have a job that requires you to have an elementary knowledge of filmmaking, EITHER may be suitable depending on your dates, time and interest levels.
• If you are a student who plans to apply to film school later, the SUMMER PROGRAMME is a great choice, but the WEEKENDS INTENSIVE might do too.

To sum up, the SUMMER PROGRAMME takes you through the whole process from scratch to finish, while WEEKENDS INTENSIVE lets you grasp the fundamentals of direction and narrative in limited time and resources. Both provide great returns for the time and money that you put in.

You should choose based on your dates, how much time and resources you wish to devote, and most importantly – how far you wish to go.

STILL NOT SURE? Drop us an email asking for counselling. Include your phone nos. and we'll have an instructor phone you back. email: impulsemail AT gmail DOT com

FAQ#2: I'm from a disadvantaged background and cannot manage the fee...
A partial fee waiver is available on a seat, for an applicant from a disadvantaged background. The amount waived depends on the financial condition of the applicant. 

To apply for this, you:
• Must be an Indian national. Preference will be given to applicants under 25; and to applicants recommended by NGOs that work with youth. We especially encourage women to apply.
• A special interview will be required towards this seat. Other terms and conditions apply, and documents may also be required.

FAQ#3: I'm not from Delhi. Can I join?
Definitely. Participants from as far away as Hyderabad, Patna, Bangalore etc. have joined our courses in past years.
• Please apply using the Online Form liked above.
• If you can't attend the interaction, we'll hold it online by Skype for you.
• Fees will need to be submitted online.
We’re be happy to assist you with info about budget hostels, PG facilities and home stays nearby.

FAQ#4: I'm not from India. How do I join?
We’re delighted to welcome international participants. We’ve had participants from Spain, UK and Norway with us in past programmes. Please apply using the Online Form for the programme of your choice.

Please note that admissions are open to those foreign nationals who are already in India, or can reach here on their own before a course begins. We regret that we cannot help with visa-related matters.