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Bridging Academia with the Industry

We believe in empowering university students by providing them with opportunities to connect, learn, and grow alongside industry professionals. Through our comprehensive programs and resources, our mission is to equip students with the skills, knowledge, and networks needed to succeed in the competitive world of filmmaking, and allied professions.
One of our flagship initiatives, ‘All Things Cinemagic,’ exemplifies our dedication to this cause. This educational event is designed exclusively for students who harbor a deep interest in filmmaking. 

MOU Signing with ST. PAULS College, Bangalore

We’re thrilled to announce the signing of an MOU with St. Paul’s College, We are grateful to Rev Fr Dr. Thomas MJ (Principal), Rev Fr Dr. Shaiju Joseph (Vice Principal), Dr Prashanth (Head, JMC), and Ms.Ananya (Asst. Prof.) for being the first University to collaborate with us and believe in our Mission of bringing academia and industry closer. We look forward to more University collaboration in the near future.

Our Programs

Immerse yourself in our practical workshops that cover a wide range of filmmaking disciplines. From screenwriting and cinematography to editing and creative direction, our workshops offer hands-on learning experiences facilitated by industry experts. Discover the latest techniques, tools, and trends shaping the film industry today.

Learn from the best in the business through our exclusive masterclasses. Experienced professionals share their invaluable insights and expertise, providing a deep dive into specific areas of filmmaking. These masterclasses are a fundamental component of ‘All Things Cinemagic,’ an educational event designed for students with a passion for the art of filmmaking.

Upon completing ‘All Things Cinemagic’ masterclasses, you’ll receive certificates that validate your participation and showcase your commitment to advancing your skills in the world of filmmaking. Expand your horizons and gain a deeper understanding of the craft from those who have mastered it

We offer to deliver guest lectures at colleges and Universities, and share our learnings from the industry. Our 25+ year legacy in the business of film making will translate to a great learning opportunity

We can also organise guest lectures from our vast network and colleagues in the business, who will give rich insights into the real world of film production.

Get inspired by influential figures in the industry through our engaging guest lectures. Our guest speakers, including renowned filmmakers, actors, and industry leaders, share their personal journeys and offer valuable advice on navigating the ever-evolving landscape of the film industry

Gain real-world experience and forge meaningful connections through our competitive internship programs. Interns will get an opportunity to work on ongoing film projects, Our internships provide a platform for practical learning and personal growth. Upon successful completion of the internship, we provide certificates to recognize your aptitude and commitment to the craft. Internships can be applied directly by the students or we can have MoUs with Universities and Colleges for dedicated internships.

We believe in the power of partnerships. Maya Connect facilitates collaborations between universities and our film production enterprise, fostering synergies that benefit both
academia and the industry. Through these collaborations, students gain access to unique resources, mentorship programs, and opportunities to showcase their talent on a broader stage.

Our team of industry veterans is dedicated to supporting and mentoring organizations in the field of film production. Whether you represent a university, film club, private institution, or organization, we offer tailored consultations to help you excel on your filmmaking journey.

Insights from Our Interns

Darshan Mehta School of Communication, Manipal

Working as an intern in Maya Films was a wonderful experience. From pre-production to post production, we were involved at all levels of production.I also got the chance to assist the crew during various shoots. This gave me an insight of how shoot is planned and executed at a professional level. I also made two short films on my own. Team Maya will bring the best out of you, and will help you figure out about how to go ahead with your career. I thank all the members of Maya Films, who have spent time with me and taught me various aspects of film production at a professional level. Everyday at Maya Films was a learning experience.”

VRINDA Department of Electronic Media Studies, Bangalore University, Presently runs a film production house

'Education should not hamper one's learning', said someone great. With Maya ma'am learning was a continuous process , from classroom to projects to field-works. We worked hard, learnt hard, still it was .. hmmm .. well balle balle all the way ( coz learning was interesting n fun). We were also thrilled to finally have a lecturer who treated students as individuals with a mind of their own!!! Thank you Maya ma'am ... (cliched... cliched as it may sound..) we'll always be your students.. we still have lots to learn from you.:)

Rashmi Rajarao Department of Electronic Media Studies, Bangalore University

It was an internship with Maya Chandra who taught us at the university. She is one from the field who taught us the new techniques of film making academically. After that I got an opportunity to do an internship with her. The two films in which I worked were ISA and IT.COM. These two projects was a window to the outside world. I learnt many things which I did not in one and half year of college. With these two projects I understood how the industry works and I was introduced to the Editing studio and the editing softwares which I had never seen before. I learnt to handle the pressure at production and importantly understood "how to work in a group".

Mahesh Student of Department of Electronic Media Studies, Bangalore University

I thank you for all your support in the initial moment of keeping me in all your production. I should once again thank you because i have worked with the best person- where I learnt the aesthetics of television production. it really made a strong base to my career. With all the experience I had during your stint has made me to get the job I dreamt( sports broadcasting).

Tyagarajan Department of Electronic Media Studies, Bangalore University. Presently Head, Non-Fiction Programming, Udaya TV.

Your panaromic view of thinking for a newcomer like me was really an enriching experience. While working for corporate films ( 2004 and Manipal Universal Learning), your systematic way of working helped me in learning things easier and in a faster way. One important quality that I was influenced and learned a bit from you is your management skill.

Veerendra Neeli Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal

I was here for an internship which was basically to have some experience of the work field. It has been a wonderful experience here. The managing director of this company Ms. Maya Chandra has tried to help us in all ways. Initially we were sent on a documentary shoot which has helped us in understanding the lighting setup and shooting as well. Then we were sent to a film editor which was basically to know more things about editing and that was one awesome experience. Overall a good place and nice environment to work.

Anirudha Subramanya Manipal Institute of Communication, Manipal

It has been a great journey with MAYA Production right from the start, a welcoming staff which made me a novice comfortable. It’s been an overall learning experience from different aspects of pre-production to post-production. A well coordinated staff that is more than willing to answer queries. We had been asked to work on short film where I got to see the different techniques of camera handling and also editing how editor works for a particular project. These activities gave me clear idea in how a production house works and how the work is distributed. The expose to the feature film editing was quite fascinating. The hands on experience of producing a short film is been memorable.

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