Applications are open for a four-week full-time course in Film Appreciation to be held in Pune from June 4-30,2012. The course is jointly organized by the National Film Archive of India and Film & Television Institute of India.
The course will include recent developments like independent films, digital art and diverse practices that come under the broad umbrella of New Media. It is primarily designed to meet the needs of teachers/scholars interested in introducing film study activities in educational institutions, media practitioners, film society organisers, researchers, Govt. officials handling films and serious cinéphiles.
The curriculum includes 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, mise-en-scene, genres and movement are integral components of the four week long programme.
The participants will be introduced to the changing nature of film production and its evolving relationship with digital arts. Film classics, short films and non-fiction films, both Indian and International will be used for critical analysis and study.
The medium of instruction would be mainly English. The applicant should have completed 21 years of age as on April 1,2012.
The course fee is Rs. 8,500. Duly filled forms should reach NFAI by April 24, 2012. The form can be accessed here.