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Founder's Note

 

At NEO, we could achieve this fineness of professionalism because of the perfect combination of experience and expertise possessed by Sri. Siby Malayil, our Chairman and Sri. Jain Joseph FTII, our School Director and Course Designer. There are very few in the industry who can claim a highly professional life as Sri. Siby Malayil with 43 highly acclaimed feature films in 25 golden years of Malayalam Cinema.

Apart from his career as a filmmaker, he has been actively involved in the upbringing and refinement of film industry in India by holding the key positions such as jury member of National Film Awards, Executive Director for International Film Festivals, Executive Director of Kerala State Chalachitra Academy, and Founder President of Film Employees Federation of Kerala (FEFKA). His aesthetic sensibility has always set trends and benchmarks for the filmmakers of the time.

On the other hand, Jain Joseph is a media expert with knowledge and experience in all the departments of film making which makes him a perfect teacher from whom we can learn about the nuances of filmmaking. Apart from his in-depth knowledge about technical facts that he gathered from his training in prestigious Film & Television Institute and from his experience in Film & Broadcasting Industries of Mumbai and Kerala, he has a lot to share with his students in areas of audiovisual communication and the values for being and becoming a professional. This much sought-after motivational speaker, have feature films (as cinematographer) and internationally acclaimed documentaries (as director) along with digitally synchronized installations and Museums (as designer) to his credit.

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