Pune: The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has announced the first-ever winter film appreciation course (15 days) in Pune campus this December. The announcement was made at the closing ceremony of a four-day film appreciation course recently held in Delhi.
Ajay Mittal, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Bhupendra Kainthola, Director, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune and Course Directors Pankaj Saxena and Munish Bhardwaj were present.
Jointly conducted by Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune, Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) and National Film Archive of India, the film appreciation course was attended by participants, mainly from NCR Delhi and 18 states - Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal. The participants include filmmakers, journalists, TV anchors, TV producers, students, a doctor, engineers, school and university teachers, government servants and senior citizens.
Kainthola informed of the forthcoming film appreciation course in Jaipur and announced a new 15-day residential winter film appreciation course at FTII, Pune from December 9 to 23. FTII student Payal Kapadia whose film ‘Afternoon Clouds’ was selected for Cinefondation at Cannes presented her film and interacted with the audience.
As part of its new outreach initiative SKIFT (Skilling India in Film and Television) to make quality and affordable film education available to all, FTII recently conducted short courses in Mumbai, each of 20 days duration, in acting, screenplay writing and film appreciation.