Weekend Film Appreciation Course,Pune

Weekend Film Appreciation Course in Pune from 16th Feb to 17th March 2019

Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, under its Skilling India in Film & Television (SKIFT) initiative announces Weekend Film Appreciation Course on FTII, Pune campus.

Following are the details in this regard;

(1) Name of the Course: Weekend Film Appreciation Course

(2) Dates: 16th Feb to 17th March 2019 (Only on Sat & Sundays)

(3) Timings:
(a) Morning batch: 10.00 am to 1.30 pm
(b) Afternoon batch: 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm

(4) No. of participants: 100 per batch (Course will be conducted only if minimum strength of 60 participants per batch is reached)

(5) Age: Participants must be 18 years & above in age as on 01st Feb 2019

(6) Educational Qualifications: HSC (12th pass). In exceptional case, even 10th pass is allowed.

(7) Nationality: Indian

(8) Venue: Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Law College Road, Pune

(9) Course Fees: Rs 3,600/- per participant (Course Fees is inclusive of GST)

(10) Mode of payment: Demand Draft to be drawn in favour of “Accounts Officer, Film & TV Institute of India, Pune”, and must be payable at Pune.

(11) How to apply: Participant needs to apply either for Morning Batch OR Afternoon Batch. Download the application form from FTII website. Fill – in the details, attach required Demand Draft of Rs 3,600/- and send it by Speed Post/ Courier or submit it in person to

Shri Milind Joshi,
Advisor Outreach,
Film & Television Institute of India,
Law College Road,
Pune 411 004

so as to reach on or before 13th Feb 2019 by 5 pm.”

On the envelope of application at the top left, please write “Application for Weekend Film Appreciation Course”. Incomplete applications and applications received after due date & time will be rejected.

(12) Selection Criteria: First – Come – First – Served basis.

(13) Medium of Instructions: The medium of instruction would be mainly English and partly Hindi. Participants are expected to have adequate knowledge of English and/ or Hindi as regards to reading, writing & speaking.

(14) Certificates: All participants would be given participation certificate on successful completion of the course. Minimum 90% attendance is mandatory.

(15) Accommodation: Outstation participants may please note that, no accommodation would be provided or arranged. Participants need to make their own lodging & boarding arrangements.

(16) Queries: Please contact Shri Milind Joshi, Advisor Outreach, FTII on 09423889494 preferably between 10 am to 6 pm on working days. OR email at ftiioutreach@gmail.com
(17) Course Director: Shri Amit Tyagi

Amit Tyagi is currently Professor of Film Appreciation, FTII, Pune. He has successfully conducted the Summer Film Appreciation Course many times at FTII for NFAI & FTII, and short courses in Film Appreciation at the FTII Pune campus and other venues, including Banaras Hindu University. Before joining FTII, Amit Tyagi ran Africa's longest running Film Society in Nairobi, Kenya. For this Weekend Course, Amit Tyagi has lined up an illustrious array of lecturers and movies.

(18) Course Details:

The Weekend Film Appreciation Course is a great way to take your love for cinema to the next level. You will learn how to understand movies, how to place them in a context- both historical and structural, and how to look beyond the story and actors in a movie. You will learn this by analysing different films- short fiction films, documentaries and feature films. You will get to see classics from across the globe as well as a few contemporary films, where you can interact with the filmmakers.

As this is a weekend course, you can continue with your job and other commitments while learning more about cinema. You will get to understand the diverse elements that come together to make cinema, how the masters of cinema integrated these elements in their work to create the language of cinema. The documentaries will open your minds to new realities, while the fiction works will enhance your worldview. 

In short, its a not to be missed course, a rare opportunity to learn with FTII's own faculty at the historical campus of FTII Pune.

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