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De Sales International Film and Media Academy

DeSIFMA

De Sales International Film and Media Academy (DeSIFMA), established by the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales (MSFS) known as Fransalians, has a rich history dating back to its founding in Annecy, France in 1838. The academy is managed by the General Administration from Rome. The Fransalians have been serving in the field of education worldwide, known as the SFS or De Sales Group of Educational Institutions.

DeSIFMA is renowned for its quality teaching and practical learning approach. Read More..

Admissions Open

COURSES OFFERED

Script Writing & Direction
Directors convert ideas into actions on the screen. A director’s responsibility is to bring all elements of production together, coordinate and arrange everything to contribute towards accomplishing the common purpose.

CINEMATOGRAPHY

The final look, the mood and the overall narrative of a film is presented and maintained by a cinematographer. As visuals enhance the story greatly, the role of a cinematographer is crucial in a film.

Photography

The final look, the mood and the overall narrative of a film is presented and maintained by a cinematographer. As visuals enhance the story greatly, the role of a cinematographer is crucial in a film.

Editing & Post Production

Movie editing is not studying about software and it’s applications but traveling through the narrative structure of the storytelling and the performance. The understanding of film language enables an editor to select shots thoughtfully and intentionally, keep them in an order, maintain the rhythm, pace and tempo of the movie demanding emotional participation of the viewers.

Sound Engineering

Sound designers understand the minds of directors, their vision, thoughts and create soundtrack to enhance the process of storytelling. Music plays an important role in engaging the audience. In this programme, students learn the concept and principles of sound recording, mixing, sound effects using tools for 5.1 and Atmos mixing.

Acting

Actors appear on the screen physically unlike directors or cinematographers who work behind the camera. They give life to the script, live characters in front of the camera and involve audience in the story. Their voice, facial expressions, body movements, and emotions make each audience immerse in the story. Actors imitate real life characters and relive relationships.

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Our Graphic Designing Course is designed to equip the students who aspire to learn digital form of arts with skills needed to be a professional graphic designers. The course covers illustrations, generation of ideas, conceptualisation, graphical representations, designing and creation of images, typography etc.,

DIGITAL INTERMEDIATE ( DI )

Our DI course is designed to equip our students with knowledge on colour theory, colour corrections and colour grading techniques using relevant software and delivering the final product. It is a demanding course these days. For cinematographers and filmmakers, software-based non-linear colour grading is one of the most exciting new creative capabilities to have emerged from the recent advances in digital technology.

ADMINISTRATION

Rev. Fr. Abraham Vettuvelil MSFS Superior General

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Rev. Fr. J. Stephen MSFS (General Counsellor)

DIRECTOR

Rev. Fr. Naveen Nirmal MSFS

Coordinator

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Dr. A. Magimai Pragasam

Dean of Studies

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DeSIFMA

Our Team

 as the Head of the Editing Department at DeSIFMA, exemplifies leadership and editorial excellence. With his vast experience and meticulous attention to detail, he ensures the highest standards of quality in all publications. Lenin's innovative approach and dedication have made him an invaluable asset to the team, significantly contributing to DeSIFMA's reputation for superior editorial work. His ability to mentor and inspire his students further underscores his pivotal role within the institution.

B. Lenin is a distinguished Indian film editor, writer, and director known for his work in Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi cinema. The son of renowned filmmaker A. Bhimsingh, Lenin started as an assistant editor and debuted as an independent editor with Mahendran's acclaimed film Uthiripookkal in 1979. In the mid-1980s, Lenin began a successful partnership with his assistant V. T. Vijayan, editing over a hundred films in multiple languages, including an English film titled Eli My Friend. Lenin has earned five National Film Awards for his editing and direction. In 2011, he served as the chairman of the Film Federation of India, underscoring his influence in the industry.

S. A. Chandrasekar, a distinguished Indian film director, producer, screenwriter, and actor, serves as a guest faculty member at DeSIFMA. He introduced actor Vijay and directed several of his early films, including Naalaiya Theerpu (1992), Senthoorapandi (1993), Rasigan (1994), Deva (1995), and Vishnu (1995). Throughout his prolific career, Chandrasekar has directed over 70 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Hindi, with a significant number featuring Vijayakanth and Vijay. Known for his focus on social issues, his expertise and mentorship have greatly influenced the film industry, benefiting students at DeSIFMA.

Mr. Maruthi

Editor
Department of Editing and Post Production

Mr. Manimaran

Editor
Department of Editing and Post Production

Mr. Praveen

Cinematographer
Department of Photography and Cinematography

Mr. Aloysius Devadoss

Graphic Designer
Department of Graphic Designing

Mr. Dharani

Sound Engineer
Department of Sound Engineering

Mr. Stephen Raj

Sound Engineer
Department of Sound Engineering

Mr. Regin

Actor
Department of Acting

Our Guest Team...

Vijay Milton

Film Director and Cinematographer
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S. A. Chandrasekar

Film Director
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Thankar Bachan

Film Director
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Rasi Alagappan

Scriptwriter and Film Director
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Alagu Annavi

Scriptwriter
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Gnana Rajasekaran

Film Director
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Selva

Film Director
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Kavitha Bharathi

Scriptwriter and Actor
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Kumaravel

Scriptwriter
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Albert

Scriptwriter
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Johan

Music Director
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Vidharth

Actor
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Abbas

Actor
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Mark Bastin

Film Director
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Puvi

Film Director
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Kavitha

Film Director
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Sampath Kumar

Film Director and Executive Producer
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Santhosh Nambirajan

Film Director and Actor
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Thakkesi

Film Editing
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Jaicha

Percussionist
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  • De Sales International Film and Media Academy (DeSIFMA) 
  • No 63, MVS Complex,
    Arcot Road, Kodambakkam,
    Chennai 600 024.
    Opp to, Chennai Mobiles and Poorvika Mobile.

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What's New
Field Visits
Internships

  • Our new DeSIFMA ROYAL Sound Studio
  • Our Editing Studio Scriptwriting
  • Workshop by Rasi Alagappan
  • Scriptwriting workshop by Dr. Alagu Annavi
  • Scriptwriting discussion with Albert,
  • Scriptwriter of ‘Portholil’
  • Scriptwriting discussing with Kumaravel, the
  • Scriptwriter of ‘Ponniyin Selvan’
  • Interaction with Actor Abbas.
  • Promotional activity for Ayiram Porkasugal.
  • Industrial visits by Jaya College and Sathak College.
  • Photography workshop for Holy Cross College, Trichy.
  • Interactive Session with storyboarding professional Mr. Rama Murthy
  • Interactive Session with Bharathi, Mogamul, Periyar
  • Director Mr. Gnanarajasekaran.
  • Interactive session with Executive
  • Producer of Start Camera Action,
  • Mr. Sampath Kumar.
  • One day seminar on the Art of Editing by Mr. B. Lenin.
  • Our convocation function

 

  • Mark studio
  • DI centre
  • Shooting studio
  • Chennai International
  • Film Festival
  • Children Short Film
  • Festival
  • Mahabalipuram
  • shooting
  • Canon Workshop
  • Wedding photo shoot
  • Event photo shoot
  • International Carol
  • Competition

  • Puthia Thalaimurai Television Production Centre. 
  • Good News Television Channel
Film Projects
Student Projects

  • Attrai Thingal Annilavil – Our First full length feature film

  • Love Letter
  • The Book
  • Muttrupulli
  • Pasithiru
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