Under FTII's initiative Skilling India in Film and Television (SKIFT), several short courses, mostly of skill-oriented nature have been proposed to be held in collaboration with state governments, universities and educational institutions.
Canon, as 'technology partner' of SKIFT, would be providing high-end cameras and accessories free of cost for the courses, an official release said.
Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore said the initiative would ensure the perfect blend of technology and young talent through the platform of FTII.
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 release said.
The courses are proposed to be held in places like Guwahati, Jaipur, Vishakhapatnam, Raipur, Chandigarh, Raipur, Bhopal, Leh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands to begin with.
Initially, SKIFT would conduct courses such as Digital Cinematography, Documentary Film Making, Screenplay Writing, Acting, Film Criticism & Journalism and Film Appreciation.
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