The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) is all set to conduct the 39th edition of its Annual Summer Course in Film Appreciation, in collaboration with Film & Television Institute of India (FTII).
This popular four-week full-time summer course in Film Appreciation will be held at Pune from 2 June to 28 June 2014 under the joint auspices of NFAI and FTII.
This is an intensive course designed to promote comprehensive understanding and insights into the nature of cinema and other related forms and practices, which include some recent developments like independent films, digital art and other diverse practices come under the broad umbrella of New Media.
The curriculum includes theoretical study of the art and history of film and the development of cinema as a medium of art and communication. Among the major topics to be taught are the basics of the film medium, cinema as an art, film history, film theory and the relationship of cinema to other arts.
The most exciting section of the course is a face-to-face interaction with filmmakers, where the participants get a chance to discuss and debate on the new films along with its directors.
The Course is primarily designed to meet the needs of teachers interested in introducing film study activities in educational institutions but would also be useful for film society organisers, film critics, journalists, film researchers, Govt. officials handling films and others interested in film studies.
For nearly three decades the NFAI has been conducting an annual Film Appreciation Course of four weeks' duration in collaboration with FTII. Participants from different professions from all over India are exposed to the best of Indian and world cinema.
The medium of instructions would mainly is English and the applicant should have completed 21 years of age as on 01 April 2014
Hostel accommodation (optional) is also available, and will be provided by FTII only on first come first serve basis.
Hard copy of the application along with administrative fee should reach the following address on or before 25 April 2014:
National Film Archive of India,
Law College Road,
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