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Whistling Woods International (WWI) has announced the dates for its MAY round of entrance examinations for the 2022 intake. WWI is accepting applications from film, media and creative arts aspirants for its full-time degree, post-graduate and diploma courses for Filmmaking, Acting, Animation & Game Design, Media & Communication, Fashion & Costume Design, Visual Communication Design, Music, Event Management and Sports & Esports Management. The last date to register for the entrance exam is May 23, 2022. Following the registration, entrance exams are scheduled to take place on May 26, 2022. The institute offers degree, post-graduate and diploma programmes are offered under an agreement with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), an institute of national importance.

Rated as one of the best 10 film schools in the world by The Hollywood Reporter and awarded the Excellence in Creative & Performing Arts at the 6th FICCI Higher Education Excellence Awards, 2019, the institute has over 2900+ alumni successfully working with various media organisations, film production companies, and fashion houses in India and around the world. Several projects including recent releases like Jersey, RRR, Attack: Part 1 to name a few features WWI alumni and students working in various capacity. The graduates of WWI School of Media & Communication have also secured successful placement with top media companies namely Zirca, Adfactors PR, MSL. Another major alumni success story is the placement of Sarah Kalam from the School of Filmmaking (Producing specialisation), who has successfully secured a position with MGM Studios, London as a Distribution Coordinator, EMEA.

In order to offer an academic curriculum that combines theoretical knowledge with hands-on practical experience, one of the cornerstones of the education offered at Whistling Woods International includes high amount of student interaction with the industry. These interactions are facilitated through weekly masterclasses, which are an added advantage for the WWI students.

Recently WWI hosted a masterclass featuring WWI alumni, Shashank Khaitan, who is also an acclaimed Director, Writer & Producer of several blockbuster Hindi films including Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania, Dhadak, Good Newwz amongst others. During the exclusive interaction with the present batch of students, Shashank Khaitan shared his experiences and discussed in-depth the relationship a producer & director. He inspired the students to work hard towards the cinema they envision and said, “For the world and the people in the business to believe in you and invest money on you, you need to create the trust and trust is created only when you are working hard.” Concluding his interactive session with the students, his final piece of advice was, “You have to value the various experiences of life as you are going to create things out of it.”

Aspirants who want to pursue full-time programmes in film, communication and creative arts and learn from the likes of Shashank Khaitan and other industry professionals can visit www.whistlingwoods.net to apply for the various programmes offered by undertaking the upcoming entrance examination.

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