Life In Chennai

Chennai serves as one of the main gateways to South India and has a thriving local culture and art. It is one of the major destinations for medical tourism and is considered as one of the world's fastest growing cities.

Mindscreen Film Institute is well-connected to the heart of the Chennai city and other neighbouring suburbs. It is connected with Alwarpet by TTK Road, with Guindy by Anna Salai, with Adyar by Kamraj Salai, with Nungambakkam by TTK/Cathedral Road and with Royapettah by TTK Road.

Theatres
  • Inox - Mylapore - 3.2 kms
  • Anna Theatre - Triplicane - 5.2 kms
  • Casino Theatre - Triplicane - 5.8 kms
  • Devi Cineplex Anna Salai - 7.3 kms
  • Escape Cinemas - Royapettah - 6.3 kms
  • Ganapathy Ram Theatre - Adyar - 4.9 kms
  • Gemini India - KK Nagar - 10.1 kms
  • Krishnaveni Theatre - Tilaknagar - 3.7 kms
  • Melody Cinema Hall - Royapettah - 6.4 kms
Malls
  • Chennai Citi Centre - Mylapore - 2.6 kms
  • Express Avenue - Royapettah - 5.1 kms
  • Gee Gee Plaza - Nungambakkam - 4.7 kms
  • Ispahani Centre - Nungambakkam - 3.4 kms
  • Spencer Plaza Mall - Anna Salai - 4.6 kms
Restaurants
  • The Wonton - Alwarpet - 120 m
  • Anjappar - Mylapore 3.3 kms
  • Kaidi Kitchen - Mylapore - 1.7 kms
  • Illusions Pub - Mylapore - 2.4 kms
  • Grill Box - T Nagar - 3.6 kms
  • Saravana Bhavan Hotel - Mylapore - 2.4kms
  • The Brew Room - Mylapore - 2.1 kms
  • Savera Hotel - Mylapore - 2.1 kms
  • Dewberry's Restaurant - Mylapore - 3.4 kms
  • KFC - Citi Centre Mall, Mylapore - 2.5 kms
  • Sangeetha Veg Restaurant - Mylapore 1.0 kms
  • Domino's Pizza - Mylapore - 3.1 kms
  • Subway Restaurant - Mylapore - 2.9 kms
Landmarks
  • Chennai International Airport- 14.4 kms
  • TNSTC (VPM) LTD Depo, - 9.6 kms
  • Central Railway Station - 9.7 kms
  • Kathipara Junction - 9.2 kms
Hospitals
  • BSS Hospital - Mandaveli - 1.7 kms
  • Canray Health - Mylapore - 3.2 kms
  • Meenakshi Multispeciality Hospital - Mylapore - 800 m
  • Royapettah General Hospital - Royapettah - 5.7 kms
  • Apollo Hospital - Alwarpet - 500 m
Hangouts
  • Chennai Trade Centre - 10.6 kms
  • Marina Beach - 4.6 kms
  • MGM - 29 kms
  • Queenslands - 33.6 kms
  • Wildtribe - 41 kms
  • Kishkinta - 29.3 kms
  • VGP universal Kingdom - 14.9 kms
What our Students Say

"My 6 months at Mindscreen Film Institute were one of the most important in my life. The course gave an excellent understanding of motion picture cameras, management of light and visual story telling. The faculty was excellent and saw to it we gained hands on experience".

Pranita Sen
- Asst. Cinematographer to Anil Mehta-DoP ( Jab Tak Hai Jaan & many Ads and Corporate films)
What our Students Say

"Mindscreen helped to lay a strong foundation for my cinematography and filmmaking career. I was able to learn the basics of cinematography, script writing as well as direction. We were fortunate to have a kaleidoscope of visiting faculty members, who gave us useful insights into painting, architecture, wildlife and documentary filmmaking, story boarding etc. With the immeasurably gifted Mr. Rajiv Menon at its helm, this short term program placed equal emphasis on cinematography theory, lighting demos and camera practical that alleviated my fears of handling camera and instilled confidence to shoot on film as well as digital media.".

Archana Borhade
- Second Unit Cinematographer & Associate Cinematographer - "Gulaab Gang", "Gour Hari Dastaan", "Peter Gaya Kaam Se" "Drohi" (Tamil)and "Aamir" for DoP Alphonse Roy. Assistant cinematographer - "Ghajini", "Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi" & "My name is Khan" for DoP Ravi K. Chandran.
What our Students Say

"It was a unique experience studying at Mindscreen - like a university class inside a high tech laboratory. The theory classes were intense. I still believe it was those intense classes and healthy discussions, and the attitude created by our faculty that still enables me to research and learn by daily updating the craft and technology. With the production house right next to the classrooms, it was one major plus point to touch and practice what we just heard in theory back in the class.".

Uma Kumarapuram
- Associate cinematographer to DoP Azhagappan for "Ozhimuri" (Malayalam), winner of Kerala State Government Award & Film Critics' Awards; "Arike", "Crocodile Love Story", "101 Weddings". Assistant Cinematographer - "Orkut Oru Ormakkoott", a 2011 Malayalam film & "Traffic" (Hindi) DoP Santosh Thundiyil.
What our Students Say

"Mindscreen opened my awareness to the infinite possibilities in the field of cinematography. It helped me gain a clear insight into the technological know- how that goes on behind the camera. I was a novice when I got into the course and had zero knowledge. But with the clear cut course process, I had learnt the nuances of cinematography in 6 months time. The course was intensive and covered not just the current digital scenario but also the history of cinematography.".

Siddhartha Nuni
- Director of Photography - "Lucia" (Kannada-2013); "Software Hardware Kya Yaaron" (English-2012); "Quest" - A Biopic on Swami Chinmayananda(2014)
What our Students Say

"I believe that there is always a start for everything that one does and I will always be proud to say I started off my filmmaking career with Mindscreen Film Institute".

Ramesh Venkatraman
- Director "Andhadhi" (Tamil Feature film 2014); Cinematographed by MFI Alumni Sudharshan Srinivasan. Founder/Director, Dewdrop Pictures.