Several short courses which would cover topics like filmmaking will be soon started by FTII (The Film and Television Institute of India). The plan is to introduce a 20-day course and first such course will be started in Guwahati on October 10, 2016. After that, more such short duration courses will be conducted in different parts of the country, the Chairperson of FTII, Gajendra Chauhan said.
He also said that the institute will soon be writing letters to various state governments so that they are able to fix the venue for them to conduct such courses. And if the institute receives the positive response from states, the courses will be offered in different cities. The reason behind conducting such workshops is to enhance the skills and talent of all those students who wish to make their career in film-making. There is no restriction on the number of cities FTII is planning to cover. It will cover not only Mumbai and Pune but other places like Delhi and some of the Southern states of India. Coming up with long term courses in these places is a difficult task, so FTII is conducting these short duration courses.
Chauhan said, “Number of seats in FTII is very limited. But the film industry needs huge numbers of professionals. This industry is no longer limited to Mumbai. It is in Delhi, southern states and other areas. So we have decided that FTII-initiated courses will be started in most of the states.”
Not only film-making, the institute will also include courses like screenplay writing, acting and cinematography. FTII is also planning to increase its fee up to 20%. The hostel fee will also be increased from Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 14,000 per year.