The valedictory function for the 20-day film appreciation course jointly organised by the National Film Archive of India (NFAI) and the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) was held Saturday.
Dhobhi Ghat director Kiran Rao,who was the chief guest, felicitated the students.
Kiran Dhiwar,the film preservation officer at NFAI,Prashant Pathrabe,Director of NFAI,D.J. Narayan,Director of FTII and Prof. Indranil Bhattacharya,course conductor at FTTI were also present.
Its not a movement or a revolution in the film industry,but a sort of social network of filmmakers that we are building. This is a good platform for the budding directors and I hope everyone has enjoyed their bit, said Rao. When asked,Prof. Bhattacharya on his experience of teaching the students. he said it was a great feeling to be a part of the 38th year of the course. The curriculum included theoretical study of the art and history of film and the development of cinema as a medium of art and communication.
Conceptual areas of cinema like time,space,genres and movement were the integral components of the three-week course.
The participants were introduced to the changing nature of film production and its evolving relationship with digital arts.