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Mar, 16 2017

​FTII joins hands with Canon to promote skill-oriented courses

Canon as 'Technology Partner' of SKIFT would provide high-end cameras and accessories free of cost for the courses.

To promote film education in India, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune has signed an MoU with Canon India Pvt Ltd. FTII would start new short-term courses across several towns and states in the country.

Several skill-oriented courses have been proposed in collaboration with State Governments, Universities and Educational institutions under FTII’s Skilling India in Film and Television (SKIFT).

Canon as 'Technology Partner' of SKIFT would provide high-end cameras and accessories free of cost for the courses.

The courses are proposed to be held in non-metros such as 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.

Rajyavardhan Rathore, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting and Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India were also present on the occasion of signing of the MoU between FTII, Pune and Canon India Private Limited.

Rathore said, "This initiative would ensure the perfect blend of technology and young talent through the platform of FTII."

FTII is also in the process of aligning some of the short courses with Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) under National Skill Development Council.

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