Centre for Film and Drama (CFD) was established in 2004 as an integrated production and training centre for cinema, television and dramatic arts by Prakash Belawadi. Since then, CFD has trained students in film making and acting, organised screenings and seminars, produced content for cinema and TV, and has staged several acclaimed theatre productions like Copenhagen, Translations, Gora, Avasthe , Royal Hunt of the sun , The square root of a sonnet and latest being Boiled Beans on toast.

CFD has also been support the well know Bengaluru International Short Film Festival since its inception. 

CFD will also starting a film school in affiliation with Bangalore Central University.