Certificate Course in Filmmaking
20-Jun-2018, 4:00 pm
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The Indian Film Institute is organising a five-day

Certificate Course in film-making


20th - 24th JUNE
3PM -5 PM
18 & ABOVE
Venue: Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. DLF South Court Mall, Saket, New Delhi

The Indian Film Institute, New Delhi is organising a "Certificate Course in Film Making" in collaboration with Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi. The course will be conducted over 5 days by experts from the industry and will encapsulate key aspects of the process of filmmaking - from pre to post production. It will be concise in form but comprehensive in scope - and spread over 2 hour capsules every day from 24-28th April. It will benefit young adults keen on exploring film as a career; and amateurs and young professionals who may be interested in the art of movie making. Exposure to veterans and experienced voices will serve to deepen the understanding of cinema as a whole. Limited seats available. So sign up quick.  

The course will cover the following key disciplines

Module 1: What is Cinema: A brief history, 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 Chapter effectively delineates these so as 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 : Tools of a filmmaker

Using cameras, Sound and Editing to build sequences; How to use the tools of film making; This session will talk about the variety of methods and methodologies, the common techniques, the clichés, capturing the images with required depths, 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 4 : From Mind to Screen

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 5: Interactive Session on Acting

Meet Adil Hussain, the renowned Indian actor who will share his insights and experience and, will talk about acting on stage, television and in films and how to prepare oneself for an acting assignment. 

Module 6: Distribution and Funding

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

* Students will get 20% discount.


Manoj Srivastava

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

Saibal Chatterjee

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

Nila Madhab Panda

Renowned Film Director, Producer and

Padma Shri Awardee

Adil Hussain

Award Winning Indian Stage, Television and Film Actor, worked in several National and International films

Manjulaa Shirodkar

Former Editor, Times of India Former News Editor, Deccan Herald, Senior Film Critic

and Author

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

Praveen Jain

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