Memorandum of Understanding signed between FTII and Canon for promotion of short courses in Film & Television
The minister of Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore stated that Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) and Canon India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President & CEO, Canon India to promote film education through short-term courses across several towns and cities in the country. There are several short-term skill oriented courses that are proposed to be held in collaboration with the state government and education institutes under the SKIFT (Skilling India in Film and Television) initiative by FTII.
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FTII also plans to align some of the short courses with Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) under National Skill Development Council.Canon would be providing high-end cameras and accessories free of cost for the courses which would be a major contributing factor in keeping the course fees affordable.The courses are proposed to be held initially in non-metros such as Guwahati, Jaipur, Vishakhapatnam, Raipur, Chandigarh, Raipur, Bhopal, Leh and Andaman & Nicobar Islands for courses such as Digital Cinematography, Documentary Film Making, Screenplay Writing, Acting, Film Criticism & Journalism and Film Appreciation.