Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) today inked an MoU with Canon India Pvt Ltd to promote film education through short term courses across the country.
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.