FTII, Canon India ink MoU to promote film education

Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and Canon India Pvt Ltd have signed an MoU to promote film education across the country. through short term courses.

Several skill oriented short term courses have been proposed under FTII’s initiative Skilling India in Film and Television (SKIFT). These short term courses are likely to be held in collaboration with state governments, universities and educational institutions.

According to an official release, the ‘technology partner’ of SKIFT, Canon, would be providing high-end cameras and accessories free of cost for the courses, an official release said.

Rajyavardhan Rathore, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting, said that the initiative would ensure the perfect blend of technology and young talent through the platform of FTII.

The release said that the move would be a “major contributing factor in keeping the course fees affordable while offering an opportunity to course participants to use cutting-edge equipment”.

The places where courses are proposed to be held initially include Guwahati, Jaipur, Vishakhapatnam, Raipur, Chandigarh, Raipur, Bhopal, Leh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

To begin with, SKIFT would conduct courses such as Digital Cinematography, Documentary Film Making, Screenplay Writing, Acting, Film Criticism & Journalism and Film Appreciation.

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