Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, under its Skilling India in Film & Television (SKIFT) initiative, in association with School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Apeejay Stya University, Gurugram, announces a Short Course in Film Appreciation (5 days) in New Delhi.

Following are the details in this regard:

Name of the Course: Film Appreciation
Dates & Duration: 10th to 14th April (5 days, inclusive of Saturday & Sunday)
Timings: 10 am to 6 pm
No. of participants: 100 (Course will be conducted only if minimum strength of 60 is reached)
Age: Participants must be 18 years or above in age as on 01st April 2019
Nationality: Indian
Venue: Apeejay School, APJ Road, Sheikh Sarai, Phase – I, Panchsheel Park, New Delhi – 17
Fees: Rs 3,600/- per participant (Course Fees is inclusive of GST)
Mode of Payment: Demand Draft to be drawn in favour of “Accounts Officer, Film & TV Institute of India, Pune”, and must be payable at Pune.
Last Date for Receipt of Application Form: April 5, 2019
Faculty: Mr Pankaj Saxena as Course Director and Mr Munish Bhardwaj as Co-Faculty
How to apply: Download the Application Form Fill in the details, attach required Demand Draft and Speed Post / Courier or deliver it in person to:

Prof. Ashok Ogra
School of Journalism & Mass Communication
Apeejay Stya University (Admissions Office)
Plot No. 23, Sector 32, Institutional Area
Gurugram – 122001, Haryana
Mobile: +91-9810502674

(Duly filled Application Form to be submitted on or before April 5, 2019)

On envelope of application at top left, write “Application for Film Appreciation Course”. Incomplete applications & applications received after due date & time will be rejected.

Please Note:

Selection Criteria: ‘First-Come, First-Served’ basis. However, course will be conducted only if the minimum strength of 60 participants is reached. Selected candidates would be communicated by email. Course fees of the selected candidates will be non-refundable under any circumstances, unless the aforesaid requirement of 60 participants is not reached. Demand Drafts of non–selected candidates would be returned within 04 days.

Medium of Instructions: The medium of instruction would be mainly English and partly Hindi. Participants are expected to have adequate knowledge of English and/ or Hindi as regards to reading, writing & speaking.

Certificates: All participants would be given Participation Certificate on successful completion of the course. Minimum 90% attendance is mandatory.

Queries: For queries, contact Prof. Sandeep Shahare – 9923242654, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (from FTII) OR Prof. Ashok Ogra – 9810502674 (from Apeejay Stya University).

Details of Film Appreciation Course

Course Description

The course is an introduction to film appreciation, film history, film analysis and film production – fiction & documentary (from concept to final film).

Course Abstract

The participants will be exposed to the history of cinema and the development of the cinematic language. They will be encouraged to analyse a few selected films and taken through the process of film making – fiction as well as documentary. There may also be specific sessions on the impact of cinema on society and the process of preserving film and film heritage. Finally, there will be an opportunity for the students to explore the avenues for further learning of the film craft.

Course Objectives

Enhance the participants’ understanding of cinema in all its dimensions including aesthetic, creative, communicative, industrial and commercial. The course will impart skills in contextualizing an audio visual work, grasping the impact of its diverse elements and understanding its import & impact on the society.

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to equip the student with an ability to deeply engage with cinema. It teaches the student to contextualize a film in its historical, social, aesthetic and technological perspective and then goes on to explain the language of pictures & sounds and the meaning created by their design, juxtaposition & sequencing. Finally it explores with the students the relationship between cinema and the society.


Screening of films & lectures, accompanied with presentations, interactive discussions and assignments for completion outside the class.

Who Should Take the Course? / Benefits of undertaking the said Course

Anyone interested in looking at cinema beyond the entertainment aspect and wanting to appreciate films for its genre, style & content and wishing to take cinema as a career.