25% of the seats are reserved for female students in each of the courses.
Exception in qualification will be given to bonafide Assistant Film Directors. However, they should be proficient in written and oral communication in Tamil or English.
The application for joining the academy and the courses can be downloaded from the link given at the end of this page.
The application forms can also be obtained at the BOFTA office in person or by writing to mail ID: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Filled in applications with an application fee of Rs.1,000/- must be submitted on or before 31st May of every year at the BOFTA office in person or by courier for the batch commencing in July.
The application needs to be accompanied by copies of certificates of qualification and age proof documents.
Applications will be verified for eligibility based on the conditions mentioned above.
Short-listed students shall be called for personal interviews with the Masters during April / May of each year.
The selection of students will be strictly based on interviews with the Masters.
The selected students must join by paying the first semester fee within seven days of selection, failing which their admission shall stand cancelled.
The Academy offers hostel facility at reasonable cost to outstation students near the Academy. The fee for the same will have to be paid separately by the students. Students will have to come on their own to the Academy. There will be no transport arrangement from the Academy as it is in the heart of the City and can be reached through any public transport.
The classes will be conducted from Monday to Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break for most courses.
Screenplay Writing and Direction students shall have six day classes for first three months and then will follow the other course timings.
Saturdays are reserved for outdoor activities, workshops and film viewing as a group for all the students.
Medical and Accident Insurance
It is mandatory that students be insured against medical emergencies.