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Calling all creative minds

The Indian Film Institute is organizing four-days

Certificate Course in filmmaking- Mind to Screen

4 Day Workshop / 3 Hours Per Day / On Ground / Certification

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14, 15, 20, 21 May


28, 29 May 04, 05 June


11, 12, 18, 19 June

Certification / INR 4,499 all inclusive

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 filmmaking course is of a twelve-hour duration.

Spread over a period of two weekends, the course would be conducted on four days. Designed for students and professionals, alike the course will benefit young adults keen on exploring filmmaking as a career; amateurs, and young professionals who may be interested in any of the areas. Exposure and interaction with industry stalwarts would further help to understand cinema and pursue a career therein.

Limited seats are available. So, sign up quickly.
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The Indian Film Institute is organizing four-days

Certificate Course in filmmaking- Mind to Screen


7,8,14,15 March 2020
Venue: Art Konsult, 3, Ground Floor, Hauz Khas Village, Near Hauz Khas Social, New Delhi
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Mind to Screen

7,8,14,15 March, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM | ART KONSULT



The course will cover the following key disciplines

Dates: 7,8,14,15 (March 2020)

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

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Junaid Memon

Producer, Founder of GreenTV and Chief of Nomad Films; one of the largest Advertising Companies in India


Shweta Malik

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