Mindscreen Film Institute was founded by Rajiv Menon in 2006

Mindscreen Film Institute was founded by Rajiv Menon, in 2006. It started as a school for Cinematography and branched out to Screenplay Writing, Film-Making, Direction, and Acting.

November 03, 2021

By MFi

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Mindscreen Film Institute founded by Rajiv Menon started as a school for Cinematography and branched out to Screenplay Writing, Filmmaking, Photography, and Acting. Rajiv Menon, known for his passion for teaching, has mentored award-winning cinematographers and directors during their formative years.

Run by a team of senior professionals, Mindscreen Film Institute takes pride in having been the training ground for some of the best talents in the film industry today.

Mindscreen Film Equipment Company draws upon two decades of experience, in providing the film industry with the state-of-the-art equipment on rent, such as Arriflex Alexa, Red Dragon, Red Epic with Zeiss Ultra Prime, Zeiss High speed, Cooke S4i Lenses, Optima, and HR Zoom Lenses supported by a full complement of lights and grip equipment. Panther Dolly, Jimmy jib cranes, an array of Tungsten and flicker-free HMI Par lights, and Kino banks powered by a fleet of silent generator trucks are additional facilities available to the clients.

The certificate course on Cinematography started in the year 2006 is highly reputed for its comprehensive program on film-making with specialization in cinematography. Students get hands-on learning experience and theoretical knowledge on the latest equipment and facilities available on campus.


  • Mindscreen Film Institute to offer high-quality professional study programs in the theory & practice of film-making.
  • Mindscreen Film Institute to focus on specialized areas of film-making that develop very proficient technicians who are creative artists as well.
  • Mindscreen Film Institute and its alumni to make a professional impact and significant contribution to the media and entertainment industry.


  • Nine Months Course on Cinematography
  • Six Months Course on Cinematography
  • Six Months Course on Filmmaking and Direction
  • Six Months Certificate Course in Acting



Kadaseela Biriyani Tamil Feature Film

Directed by our Cinematography Alumni Nishanth Kalidindi. Apart from Nishanth Kalidindi, five other MFi Alumni have worked on this project.The movie is being released on November 19th, 2021 and the reviews are too good.

A student of Rajiv Menon’s Mindscreen Film Institute, Nishanth says he studied cinematography primarily to understand the craft of cinema. He has worked on short films and made documentaries for a special school before making Kadaseela Biriyani. Nishanth had to raise funds from friends and families to make his debut work, now presented by Y NOT Studios. “We are not connected to the film industry. By making Kadaseela Biriyani, I was trying to understand the process of filmmaking and that is what you see on screen.

MFi team behind Kadaseela Biriyani

  1. Nishanth Kalidindi - Director
  2. Hestin Jose Joseph - Cinematography 
  3. Azeem Mohammad - Cinematography 
  4. Jaison Jacob John - Additional Cinematography 
  5. Ignatious Vivek David - Drone Shots
  6. Karthik - Associate Cinematography

We are delighted to inform you all that the award-winning Tamil feature film Directed by our Alumni M MANIKANDAN has been selected for the 52nd International Film Festival of India from 20th November at Goa.

We wish Manikandan all the very best.

Kadaisi Vivasayi Tamil feature film 
The story, Screenplay, Direction Cinematography and Produced by our institute's alumni M Manikandan.

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