Whistling Woods International

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Whistling Woods International

TypeFilm, Communication, Creative & Performing Arts Institute
FounderSubhash Ghai
PresidentMeghna Ghai Puri[1]
AffiliationsTata Institute of Social Sciences[2] and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development[3]

Whistling Woods International is a film, communication and creative arts institute located in Mumbai, India. The institute is promoted by the Indian Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, Mukta Arts and Film City Mumbai. In July 2014, The Hollywood Reporter named Whistling Woods International on its list of "The best film schools in the world".[4] The school was first ranked among the top 10 film schools by The Hollywood Reporter in 2010.[1]

Programmes offered at Whistling Woods International vary in duration from 1 year to 4 years. All the major specialisations of the Media, Communication & Creative industry are catered to in the seven schools housed at Whistling Woods International, namely, School of Filmmaking, Actors' Studio, School of Animation, School of Design, School of Fashion, School of Media & Communication and School of Music.

Whistling Woods International has affiliated with 2 universities to offer 2, 3 & 4-yr graduate and postgraduate programs. They are the Tata Institute of Social Sciences[5] and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development[6]


  1. ^ a b "The best film schools in the world". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. ^ https://www.indiantelevision.com/television/production-house/film-production/tiss-whistling-woods-international-team-up-to-offer-graduate-degrees-150212
  3. ^ https://www.business-standard.com/content/press-releases-ani/whistling-woods-international-signs-affiliation-agreement-with-rajiv-gandhi-national-institute-of-youth-development-moyas-goi-121011900653_1.html
  4. ^ "Study Abroad: The Top 15 International Film Schools". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ "Whistling Woods International– Transforming Students into Employable and Industry-Ready Professionals". The Knowledge Review. 23 November 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  6. ^ https://www.business-standard.com/content/press-releases-ani/whistling-woods-international-signs-affiliation-agreement-with-rajiv-gandhi-national-institute-of-youth-development-moyas-goi-121011900653_1.html

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