FTII to conduct FA course in Kashmir

The FTII director invited students of Kashmir University for a training in multi-camera operations

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published:July 6, 2017 5:39 am
FTII, FTII FA course, FTII courses in Kashmir, Pune FTII, FTII SKIFT, Kashmir World Film Festival FTII director invited the students of Media Entertainment Research Centre (MERC), Kashmir University, to FTII for a training in multi-camera operations and announced that from next year FTII may include Srinagar as a centre for FTII entrance exams “for the benefit of youths in the Valley”.

After a meeting between Bhupendra Kainthola, director, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and Khurshid Andrabi, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir, the FTII announced to conduct a Film Appreciation Course in Srinagar. This would be the first time that such a course is being conducted in Jammu and Kashmir, where cinema halls are closed for more than two decades. Both sides agreed to deepen cooperation by exploring the idea of a MoU in order to institutionalise the FTII short courses in Kashmir University.

The FTII director invited the students of Media Entertainment Research Centre (MERC), Kashmir University, to FTII for a training in multi-camera operations and announced that from next year FTII may include Srinagar as a centre for FTII entrance exams “for the benefit of youths in the Valley”. Currently, Jammu serves as the only examination centre in the state.

Led by FTII director, a delegation comprising Prof Sandeep Shahare and Prof Milind Damle participated in the 5-day Kashmir World Film Festival (WKFF) in Srinagar. As part of the event, Prof Shahare made a presentation on FTII’s new outreach initiative SKIFT (Skilling India in Film and Television) and the possibilties for Kashmiri youth.

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