Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India on Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Canon to promote shortterm courses in film and television technology . Canon will support the skill-oriented courses as technology partner.
The courses are proposed to be held in non-metros such as Guwahati, Jaipur, Vishakhapatnam, Raipur, Chandigarh, Raipur, Bhopal, Leh and Andaman and Nicobar Islands to begin with. Initially , under FTII's initiative, Skilling India in Film and Television (SKIFT) would conduct courses such as digital cinematography , documentary filmmaking, screenplay writing, acting, film criticism and journalism and film appreciation, a statement issued by the Press Information Bureau said.
The short-term 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 provide high-end cameras and accessories free of cost for the courses.This support would be a major contributing factor in keeping the course fees affordable while offering an opportunity to course participants to use cuttingedge equipment, the statement said.