Student Work 1: Discover Cinema

Presenting 'Blink' a film made by Akhil Lotlikar, one of the students from the first batch of Discover Cinema Programme. The programme launched by the Indian Film Institute to empower media, theatre, performing and visual arts students educating them in the craft of film making, has already begun to produce results. 

Talking about the programme, Akhil Lotlikar says," I was inspired by a thought which resurfaced as I was cycling one evening, everyone perceives a certain situation in their own unique way. The start of something new seems very exciting but often people lose interest once they reach the midpoint of the journey, but if we just change the way we perceive the situation our whole perspective towards it can change for the better, by thinking that new opportunities await for us at every turn and obstacle we face, hence the quote ends with "but it's new dawn".

Lighting a Frame

Discover cinema has proved to be a course which really focuses on the essentials of film making and is very successful in instilling ideas on how to convey a good story visually. Building up the fundamentals is a key aspect to mastering anything and discover cinema really gives importance and attention in the key fundamentals of film making."

As part of the course, several students have come up with remarkable screenplays, pictures, and films.

Divided into six modules over a six-week period, Discover Cinema Programme is taught by the leading Film Professionals of India. This online course allows students to learn from their home or office environment crafts like Screen Writing, Cinematography, Editing, Direction, Short Film making and much more. The successful students are certified by the Indian Film Institute, New Delhi as Level One professionals. 

Explore Discover Cinema by Indian Film Institute and explore filmmaking as a profession.

Follow Facebook | Instagram

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter

Indian Film Institute guides, mentors, and enables filmmakers to take the next step.


IFI guides & mentors filmmakers and youngsters in the filmmaking activities, helps in exploring filmmaking as a career, get access to resources, and empower them with knowledge.


Attend any of the workshops, or online courses of IFI and become a member. Members get exclusive access to film resources, conferences, film festivals, free assistance, free merchandise, and discounts on workshops.


Indian Film Institute is building a historical resource for filmmakers, and is looking for researchers, analysts and writers. Apply now.


Its all about developing the next generation of filmmakers. If you are an experienced film professional, IFI would love to collaborate with you in workshops, seminars, conferences, and spreading awareness.


IFI organizes Film Workshops in New Delhi, and online through a Six Week Filmmaking course called Discover Cinema.


IFI has created an online magazine which will help young filmmakers in attaining more information about how the film industry works, explore careers, equip with know-how , learn from experienced filmmakers, and be up-to-date.