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FTII announces course in Film Criticism and the Art of Review

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The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune has announced a course in Film Criticism and the Art of Review.

FTII will conduct the 20-day course in association with Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Delhi, likely from 28th May to 19th June, 2019 in the national capital.

Talking about the course, Shri Bhupendra Kainthola, Director, FTII, said, “It meets a long-standing demand of cinema critics, film reviewers, film bloggers, research scholars, film academics and just about anyone who has more than ordinary interest in cinema. He added that one needs to know how to ‘read’ a film in order to review it, the tools for which will be provided through this course.”

Rajula Shah, a Bhopal-based filmmaker and an FTII alumnus, will steer the course. She studied film direction at FTII from 1997 to 2000.

Talking about the course, Shah said, “It has been designed to provide a basic grounding in the discipline of Film Criticism and to train the participants into becoming a serious viewers of Cinema. She added that the course includes the study of significant films in the history of cinema through the prism of critical thinking.”

The Course will be conducted under FTII’s education outreach initiative Skilling India in Film and Television (SKIFT). So far, over 135 short-term courses have been held in 37 cities across the country under SKIFT covering over 5,800 learners.

There is no bar for the course and it will be open to all. The last date for applying to course is 22 April, 2019. Accommodation will be made available on request for selected participants coming from outside Delhi.

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