Providing the oppoutunity to the talented young boys and girls of Kashmir especially Baramulla to learn movie making, Film and Television Institute of India (FTIl) Pune, the premier film education institute conducted two back to back courses in Smart Phone film making.
The courses were conducted from 21 July to 30 July and 01 Aug to 10 Aug 2018 in collaboration with Rashtriya Rifles Battalion of Himalayan Brigade under the aegis of Army’s Dagger Division.
After the successful conduct of Screen acting course the trained faculty of FTII trained 52 youth having flare for movie making for the first time outside the institute in the second largest district of Kashmir, Baramulla.
These young paticipants were between the age group of 15 to 35 from various institutes of Baramulla.
The intense 10 days courses on smart phone film making were conducted under mentorship of Anirban Dutta and Sanyukta. The highly qualified instructors devised a unique teaching approach for the smart phone movie making course involving students through practical aspects. The course was conducted under FTII’s outreach programme called Skiling India in Film and Television which has short courses at the beginner’s level.
Smartphone movie making course received overwhelming response from the participants. The participants were given a chance to screen the movies made by them and share their experiences during the closing ceremony.
The children captivated the audience attention with entertainment programmes.
The event was graced by Major General Gulab Singh Rawat, General Officer Commanding (GOC) Dagger Division. Dignitaries from civil and district administration besides senior Army and Police officers were also present.
Speaking on the oocasion GOC congratulated the participants of both the courses and thanked FTII for organizng the courses for the youth of Baramulla. He reaffirmed Army’s commitment in supporting local talent and urged the youth to make use of such opportunities to hone their skills and equip themselves with the latest technology thus nurturing their talent and creativity with assistance of modern technology. He said that it is a matter of honour for the Army to be associated with the FTII in skilling and empowering the Kashmiri youth.
The event culminated with distribution of certificates to the qualified participants on the occasion.