FTII to conduct course on fiction writing for TV in Delhi

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The course will include key elements of a television show and an overview of the television scenario in India, various genres and the basics of commercial aspects of the profession.

PUNE: Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, will be conducting a 20-day foundation-level course on fiction writing for television, in New Delhi, from November 7 to 29. 

The full-time, non-residential short course will be held in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi. 

The course would equip students with basic understanding and knowledge of fiction writing for television. 

The course will include key elements of a television show and an overview of the television scenario in India, various genres and the basics of commercial aspects of the profession.

The classes would focus more on practical aspects of writing and include viewing and analysis of TV shows, script analysis and writing, and developing scenes and dialogues. By the end of the course, each student would be writing a complete script for an hour-long television drama.

“The enthusiastic response to FTII’s short courses in Mumbai, Delhi, Port Blair, Srinagar, Jaipur, Haridwar and Guwahati is a pointer to the hunger for these courses across India. Not many people have the time or opportunity to spend years doing a post-graduate film course. Some are working in the industry as writers, but wish to learn writing in a structured way. FTII courses under the SKIFT (Skilling India in Film and Television) initiative are for these people,” Bhupendra Kainthola, Director, FTII Pune, said.

The last date for receipt of applications is October 11. Course details and application form can be seen on www.ftiindia.com or www.iimc.nic.in.

BASIC COURSES
- The pan-India movement under FTII’s banner of SKIFT rolled out in May 2017, with a mission to democratise film education by conducting short courses across the country. Basic courses have so far been conducted in Film Appreciation, Acting, Digital Cinematography and Screenplay Writing. Courses in acting and filmmaking for children have also been held.
- Short courses are also on the anvil in Leh (Ladakh), HN Bahuguna Central University of Garhwal, Srinagar (Uttarakhand), IIT Bombay and Ahmedabad.

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