The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) has started with its weekend film appreciation course. About 64 participants in total in the age group of 18-61 will be a part of the course. FTII has appointed Pankaj Saxena as the course director.
The film appreciation course started in 1975 as a film popularisation initiative by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The response towards the course has been overwhelming. 91 students from different states and backgrounds have to come join the course. Few candidates have even come from Nepal and even Canada for a month-long course.
The course is well-designed and will offer candidates with the knowledge about Indian and international cinema. It will also screen many global cinema and documentaries which are given importance. The course will also conduct regular discussions session about the films by film industry luminaries and FTII faculty. The one month course will also focus on the history of cinema and knowledge of some of the classics.
As per FTII, they will introduce more such film appreciation courses in the cities such as Jammu, Jaipur, Dehradun, and Mussoorie in the coming months. FTII conducted the last film appreciation course in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha