The Indian Film Institute is organizing four-days

Certificate Course in filmmaking- Mind to Screen


18,19, 25, 26 JAN
Venue: Art Konsult, 3, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village, Near Hauz Khas Social, New Delhi
This four-days Course will be conducted by experts from the Indian Film, Television & Advertising industry. They encapsulate a 360-degree view of professions related to Film making in eight different modules. The film making course is of twelve-hour duration.
Spread over a period of two weekends, the course would be conducted on 18th, 19th and then 25th and 26th January 2020. Designed for students and professionals, alike the course will benefit young adults keen on exploring film making as career; amateurs and young professionals who may be interested in any of the areas. Exposure and interaction with industry stalwarts would further help understanding of cinema and pursue a career therein.
Limited seats available. So, sign up quickly.

Mind to Screen

18 January, 2020 onwards 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM | ART KONSULT



The course will cover the following key disciplines

Dates: 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th January 2020 (4 Days)

Timings: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Fees: Rs. 3,000 + GST

Module 1: What is Cinema: A brief history and overall understanding of the art and craft of it

A combination of several art forms Cinema needs to be understood first in its entirety as an art form itself. The journey of Cinema since its arrival in 1895 has seen numerous techniques, styles, 
approaches to narrate a story. Before embarking upon this journey, howsoever short, the student 
must be aware of these aspects. This module delineates these aspects to lay down a resonating layer of understanding on the Student's mind. 

Module 2 : Screenplay: How to write shorts and feature films

The very basis, the foundation for any good film is the creation of a story - with all its layers, texts and sub-texts, characters and sub characters, situations and the pace and manner of their unfolding, the creation of drama. This entire process and much more than this is called Screenplay Writing. This session will effectively unfold the mind, the process, the intricacies and tools that are needed to write a good story.  

Module 3 : Directing Films

Who is a Director. How films are conceived and executed. Basics of Direction, Approaches, Styles. 
Samples of great works in the history of International Cinema. From Action to Drama, from romance to horror, from mainstream commercial to art house and so on is the subject matter of this session. Importance of the perspective of the Film Maker.  Getting a glimpse of how a director envisions a film, the process followed by a filmmaker to transform a story from his/her mind to the screen. How to direct short, documentary and feature films. 

Module 4 : Tools of a filmmaker

Using cameras, Sound and Editing to build sequences; How to use the tools of filmmaking; movements and spaces, the importance of ambience, dialogues and music. It will discuss how to piece together the shots and pace the film juxtaposing images against each other. How to combine the three to create a story to have the desired impact, forms the subject matter of this session. 

Module 5: The Camera- Transforming Objective to Subjective Images 

Looking at objects and subjects through a Camera, Camera types, Camera movements, optics, exposures, styles matching the texture of the film. This session will talk about the variety of methods and methodologies, the common techniques, the clichés, capturing the images with required depths. 

Module 6: Sound is the life of a film 

Using sound in a film, recording, processing and mixing of sound.  Indoor and Outdoor situations and sound recording. Sound Effects and Reproducing Sound.  

Module 7: Of Cutting and Editing  

Editing images and sound is real film making. Studios that transform Camera works into meaningful films. The job of an Editor. Creating Sequences and through them the Narrative. Pacing of the Narrative and the Impact. 

Module 8: Interactive Session on Acting 

The job of an Actor, basics, training, Your body, yourself, Voice & Communication. Advice from an 
International Actor who has acted in over 200 films.   

Module 9: Distribution and Funding

Understand the basics of Film Distribution, Film Festivals and Funding of a film and how these are as important for a film student as a Good Script. 

* Students will get 20% discount.


Manoj Srivastava

Former Chief, International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa and Film Producer & Distributor.

Saibal Chatterjee

National Award Winning Film Critic and Author, Encyclopedia of Hindi Cinema

Mozhgan Taraneh

Iranian Actress acted in over 100 Iranian Feature Films. She has served on various
International Film Juries.

Shwweta Padda

Renowned Hindi Cinema Actress (Mooso, Love Aaj Kal 2), Creative Producer and Mrs. Asia International 2014-15

Shweta Malik

Trained in Hollywood, Shweta has directed and Produced several Web Series and Short Films.

Executive Producer & Director. Worked on several major feature films and International Commercials.

Kunal Srivastava


Sanjay Dattani

Professionally trained cameraman, with over 15 years of various experience.

Praveen Jain

Former Professor, Editing, Film & Television Institute of India (FTII, Pune)



"A very informative & educational course for the time span (it was conducted in). Very well planned and executed"

- Vaibhavi Nandkarni

The workshop was incredible. It totally changed my perspective on cinema.

- Tathagata Chaki

"It was really useful in terms of appreciating films. Apart from that, the course also helps to know professionals and their respective work"

- Shrikant Mishra

"I felt it was a very well-planned programme that really opened our eyes to the film industry"

- Nolan Passah

"It is really good starting point for beginners who want to go further on this path"

- Anupam Baswal

"Best possible opportunity in Delhi."

- Ashish Sharma

"Informative, knowledgeable and inspiring."

- Anurag Singh Pundhir

"A great module giving out apt information to generate interest as well as a guide to continue to explore the field of filmmaking"

- Priyanka Bharadwaj

"The course was very informative for people interested in filmmaking"

- Nitin Purswani

"Very well organised. Wish there could have been more practical sessions."

- Veena Jain

"Very effective course and imparts a lot of practical knowledge. Much needed course for BJMC students. "

- Garima Sansawal

"Very informative and interesting."

- Deepti Baweja

"Very informative"

- Seema Kumar


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3, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village, Near Hauz Khas Social,
New Delhi 110016

Nearest Metro Station: Green Park



Phone: Ms. Swagita Chaudhary (+91-8447378660)

Office: 011-49539587 (11AM-5PM)

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