The Film and Television Institute of India has organised a Film Orientation Course for the students in Andaman and Nicobar. About 50 school children have participated in the course that will prepare them to shoot 3 films at Arong, a small island in the Andamans. It is a 7-day course which is being mentored by Ritesh Taksande. A total of three films will be shot under the course, out of which one is a fictional film and another two were songs. FTII revealed on their official Twitter handle that it takes an hour by chopper to reach Arong from Port Blair. The island was completely submerged during the 2004 Tsunami.
Last month only, the institute organised three short-term courses in collaboration with IIMC Delhi to teach the lot about the aesthetics of filmmaking and screenplay writing. Movies (or motion pictures) are considered as the best medium to communicate with the masses. These short-term courses have been giving opportunities to the young people to collaborate with FTII and learn filmmaking.
Along with this, the Film and Television Institute of India has also started working for the first leg of their programme in the Army Smartphone Film Making Course that is being conducted at Baramullah, Kashmir. Varun Bhardwaj, the Registrar at FTII, was seen interacting with the first batch of FTII Army Smartphone Film Making batch. Anirban Datta (SRFTI, Direction, 2006) and Sanyukta Sharma (FTII, Direction, 2006) are the course Directors.
FTII has constantly been trying to connect the students from around the country and engage them with some kind of programs by FTII. The institute is originally situated in Pune. It has conducted many short-term programs at different institutes in India. At FTII, different courses are conducted that specialise in fields like editing, cinematography, sound recording & sound design, direction and screenplay writing, acting, art direction & production design and screenplay writing. The new session has now begun.