Among the few contemporary Indian filmmakers with a major reputation in world cinema, Gurvinder Singh’s films have been appreciated at Festival De Cannes and the Venice International Film Festival. In India, they have bagged four national awards. In this Idea Exchange, Singh talks about why no feature film made it to this year’s Cannes festival, about the challenges posed by censorship and why FTII is no longer a place for an outspoken filmmaker like him.
The debate over who should head the Film and Television Institute of India has raised the question: why do we need an FTII? Five alumni tell Premankur Biswas what the institute has meant to their careers in cinema.