by Indian Film Institute

current workshops: Filmmaking

The Course will cover the following key disciplines:


The Indian Film Institute is organizing four-day

Certificate Course in filmmaking


18,19, 24, 25 JAN
Venue: Arpana Caur Academy of Fine Arts and Literature, Sirifort, New Delhi
This four-day Course will be conducted by experts from the Indian Film, Television & Advertising industry. They encapsulate a 360-degree view of professions related to Creative Writing; Acting and Filmmaking in three different modules. The filmmaking course is of three-hour duration.
To be held on 18th, 19th, 24th and 25th January 2020, the Course will benefit young adults keen on exploring filmmaking as career; amateurs and young professionals who may be interested in the any of the three areas. Exposure to veterans and experienced voices will serve to deepen the understanding of cinema.
Limited seats available. So, sign up quickly.
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Certificate Course in Filmmaking

20 June onwards 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM | ARPANA CAUR ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS



The course will cover the following key disciplines

Dates: 20th-24th June 2018 (5 Days)

Timings: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Fees: Rs. 2,000 + 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 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 Rahul Rawail, the veteran Film Director from Hindi Film industry, the maker who launched careers of stars like Sunny Deol, Aishwarya Rai, Kajol, Kumar Gaurav and Vijeta Pandit. He will share his insights and experience and will talk about acting and direction in cinema 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 these are as important for a film student as a Good Script.

* Students will get 20% discount.

Certificate Course in Acting

20 June Onwards 10:00AM - 12:00 PM | ARPANA CAUR ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS

In association with Barry John Acting Studio


Dates: 20th-24th June 2018

Timings: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fees: Rs. 2,500 + GST

The instructors from Barry John Acting Studio, the persons who trained actors like Shahrukh Khan, Manoj Vajpayee and many others will teach and conduct acting classes for new comers and actors lending them a feel of the film industry through structured training over a period of five days.

The Course will cover the following key disciplines:

Day 1: Your Body, Your Self

• Walking the space • Mirror exercise (pairs) • Action / reaction (pairs & groups) • Breathing (vowels & consonants) • Still images


Day 2: Voice & Communication

• Follow the leader (dance) • Voice exercises (Humming /voicing / scales) • Trust exercises • Gibberish improvisation


Day 3: Status

• Sword exercise or 1-2-3 translation • Voice exercises. (Registers) • Boss & Sharma (status scripted exercise)

Day 4: Emotions and Expressions

• How dare you? I am sorry. (For emotions) • Voice exercises • Applying emotions in improvisations or scenes. (Emotion Arcs & switch) • Steven Book exercise

Day 5: Film Acting

• Scripted scenes with camera setup and lighting. • Wrap-up and Certificates

Certificate Course in Creative Writing

20 June Onwards 1:00PM - 3:00 PM | ARPANA CAUR ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS


Dates: 20th-24th June 2018

Timings: 1:00 PM - 3:00PM

Fees: Rs. 2,000 + GST

The evolution of media into a variety of forms has necessitated training in Creative Writing. Each media requires a certain style, skill and method of writing to create the desired impact. It is therefore essential to understand these skills and styles to update oneself in the world of creative writing

The Course will cover the following key disciplines:

Day 1: Writing for Web

The module includes writing crisp and catchy copies and stories for web magazines; websites - both niche and general; communicating effectively on social media, etc.


Day 2: Film Criticism

The module initiates participants into the art of specialized writing on Cinema, criteria for judging films, writing film reviews, with a focus on structure, style and format to create maximum impact.

Day 3: Screenplay Writing

The module takes the students into the world of writing screenplays for films - shorts and features, the terminology, tools, methods, styles, technicalities etc.

Day 4: Copy Writing for Advertisements

The module introduces you to different ways of writing catchy captions, saleable slogans and suitable subtext aimed at creating the desired impact to maximize sales of the product.

Day 5: Getting yourself published

The module explains ways of getting yourself published in a manner that is credible and visible across variety of media


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

Rahul Rawail

Renowned Film Director, Producer, Head of Jury- National Film Awards

Anamika Joshi

She is a Content writer and a Copywriter and owns 'Utpatang', an e-commerce platform.

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

Zeeny Jhelumi

Zeeny is an author specialising in children's writing and a storyteller who organises workshops in India and UK

Anirudh Dhanian

Anirudh, trained by Barry John, has taught at BJAS for five years and appeared on TV and in films

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"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