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Saturday, May 28, 2022



Pune film institute alumni remember driver-turned-location guide on his passing

May 21, 2022 5:23 pm

An ex-serviceman who joined the FTII in the 1980s, Pratap D Shegde had friendship with film personalities such as Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Resul Pookutty, Raj Kumar Hirani and Sriram Raghvan. He died on Wednesday night.

Allow colour blind candidates to study film editing courses, Supreme Court tells FTII

April 13, 2022 9:34 am

The ruling by a bench of Justices S K Kaul and M M Sundresh endorsed the majority view of an expert committee appointed by the top court in November last.

HC asks FTII director to reconsider suspension of faculty member over 'anti-government' Facebook post

March 30, 2022 7:26 pm

A bench of Justices S B Shukre and G A Sanap said that prima facie (on the face of it), it appeared that the suspension order that was issued by the FTII director against the petitioner faculty member Indranil Bhattacharya was "illegal."

Army chief at FTII: While hard power will always be relevant, leveraging of soft power equally important

August 07, 2021 7:23 am

Highlighting the portrayal of the jawan in Indian cinema, the Army Chief acknowledged that war movies had an “enduring impact on people of all ages, especially the youth”.

FTII, NFAI host virtual talk on Satyajit Ray’s centenary year

June 13, 2021 9:45 am

The event, organised by the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and the National Film Archive of India (NFAI), is the second such virtual talks hosted during the yearlong celebration of Ray’s birth centenary.

FTII documentary on Goddess Kalsubai wins awards at German film fest

May 31, 2021 8:02 am

‘Kalsubai', a 20-minute documentary directed by Yudhajit Basu, has won Special Mention of the Ecumenical Online Jury in the First International Online Competition at Oberhausen and the Grand Online Prize of the City of Oberhausen, Germany.

FTII celebrates 40th anniversary of Umrao Jaan with online interaction

May 30, 2021 10:04 am

The interaction, which took place virtually, was anchored by Vaidehi Sancheti (FTII, Screenplay Writing, 2014-15) and Milind Damle (FTII, Editing, 2000-04) Asst. Prof, TV Direction.

Renovation during pandemic: Historic Prabhat Studios at FTII wears new look after repairs

March 11, 2021 12:50 pm

Prabhat Studios is also the world's oldest functional studio, where student projects are still shot. It was the pandemic that brought such activity to a standstill and allowed the authorities to carry out repairs.

Adaminte Makan Abu Music director Issac Thomas Kottukapally passes away in Chennai

February 19, 2021 12:38 pm

Issac Thomas Kottukapally had won the National Award for the Best Background Music for Malayalam film Adaminte Makan Abu in 2011.

FTII offers online course on 'appreciation of Indian cinema'

August 12, 2020 6:13 pm

The application process is on at and will be closed on August 18, 6 pm. The course will be held from August 31 to September 18 from 7 to 9 pm.


SRFTI students boycott classes, express solidarity with FTII students

June 15, 2015 9:03 pm

Students of the SRFTI boycotted the classes on Monday expressing solidarity with the students of FTII who have been protesting against Gajendra Chauhan.


FTII chairman supports action taken in JNU issue

February 14, 2016 5:21 pm

Kanpur, Feb 14 (ANI): Film and television Institute of India (FTII) Chairman Gajendra Chauhan on Sunday openly said that any activities highlighting anti-national feeling will not be tolerated. Chauhan added that freedom of speech is a right in India but it does not mean that one can say anything and it would be accepted. He further said that the investigation is on and the innocents should not worry. He further attacked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s visit to JNU, saying that it was a mere step to politicise the issue,

Congress accuses BJP of politicising Ram Temple issue

January 09, 2016 7:28 am

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): President of All India Mahila Congress Shobha Oza on Saturday condemned the ruling party of politicising educational institutes to fulfill its political aspirations. She said that the Films and Television Institute of India (FTII) and now Delhi University (DU), are its latest arenas. Oza accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramaniam Swamy for bringing various controversial issues in the DU. She further said that the Vice Chancellor of the university should take a note of it and stop such things within the university.

BJP imposing 'RSS ideology'on FTII: Congress

January 07, 2016 10:28 am

New Delhi/Mumbai, Jan 07 (ANI): Congress leader Shobha Oza on Thursday came in support of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) students and alleged that the BJP is trying to run some institutions by imposing the RSS ideology. She stressed that earlier also students protested for a long time but no action was taken by the government. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon also criticised the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan and said that students are upset with him but government did not pay any heed to their concerns.

Over 20 FTII students detained

January 07, 2016 9:04 am

PUNE, Jan 07 (ANI): The police detained around 20 students, who were staging a protest against Film and Television Institute (FTII) chairman Gajendra Chauhan, outside the institute’s campus here on Thursday. The students had blocked the entrance of the institute to prevent Chauhan from entering the campus. One of the students who was detained said the protest is against the wrongful appointment of Gajendra Chauhan. He further told that it was a peaceful protest but still they were manhandled and beaten by the police officials. Another detained student described the intervention of police as nothing but dictatorship.