The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune, and the Canon India Private Limited on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote short-term courses in Film and Television technology, Bureaucracy Today has learnt.
Initially, under the FTII's initiative, the Skilling India in Film and Television (SKIFT) will conduct short courses in collaboration with State Governments, universities and other educational institutions. The courses have been designed as skill development on Digital Cinematography, Documentary Film Making, Screenplay Writing, Acting, Film Criticism and Journalism, and Film Appreciation.
These courses are proposed to be held in non-metro cities such as Guwahati, Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, Raipur, Chandigarh, Bhopal and Leh and on Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
The FTII is also in the process of aligning some of the short courses with the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) under the National Skill Development Council.