Director FTII Pune calls on Mehbooba

CM pitches for regional centre of FTII in J&K

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Srinagar, Publish Date: May 16 2018 12:19AM | Updated Date: May 16 2018 12:19AM
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Hailing the joint initiative launched by Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune and the Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR), J&K to conduct skill development courses in Television Production and Filmmaking for the state’s youth, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today assured full support of the Government for carrying forward this novel initiative.

“The Government will provide whatever support is needed to carry forward this innovative and creative initiative,” Mehbooba told the Director, FTII Pune, BhupendraKainthola who called on the Chief Minister here.

He was accompanied by Director Information & Public Relations, Muneer-ul-Islam.

She said the government will take up the matter regarding setting up of FTII Regional Centre in J&K with the Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting. Kainthola said in the next phase FTII is going to organize specialized courses in Digital Cinematography, Digital Film Production, Acting, Digital Video Editing and Writing for TV Fiction. 

“While most of these courses will be conducted in Srinagar, Jammu and Ladakh, the course in Digital Video Editing would be conducted at FTII Pune campus for which selection of students from J&K would be made by DIPR-JK,” he said and added that FTII Pune is ready to enter into an arrangement with the State’s School Education Department through DIPR-JK to launch various courses in TV and Film production even at the school level.