Post Date: 06 Sep, 2021

Online Course – Film Appreciation from 25th to 29th Oct. 2021

Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune under its ‘FTII Online’ initiative, announces Online Course – Film Appreciation. The course will be conducted by the Film Direction & Screenplay Writing Dept., FTII, Pune.

Following are the details in this regard;

(1)    Name of the Course: Film Appreciation (Online)

(2)    Dates: 25th to 29th Oct. 2021 (05 days)

(3)    Timings:10.30 am to 12.30 pm and 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm (Indian Standard Time – IST)

(4)    Max. no. of participants: 40
Course will be conducted only if min. strength of 32 participants is reached

(5)    Age:18 years &above as on 01st Oct. 2021 (participants born on or before 30th Sept. 2003)

(6)    Educational Qualification: HSC (12th pass). In exceptional cases, 10th pass may be considered

(7)    Online Platform: Google Classroom & Google Meet platform

(8)    Medium of Instructions: English & Hindi

(9)    Per Participant Course fee:
(a)    For Indian Nationals: Rs 3,900/- (base fee = Rs 3,305/- and GST = Rs 595/-)
(b)    For Foreigners including NRI, OCI etc. and also those Indian Nationals who are presently staying outside India: Rs 11,700/- (base fee = Rs 9,915/-/- and GST = Rs 1,785/-).
Course fee of selected participants will be non-refundable, non-transferrable, non-adjustable, etc. under any circumstances. Course fee of all the non – selected participants will be returned within 07 – 10 days of the course commencement.

(10)    Mode of payment: Online through SBI Collect (along with application form).

(11)    Due date & time to submit application: 20th Sept. 2021, 6 pm IST. Application submitted after due date & time will not be considered.

(12)    Selection Criteria: On First – Come – First – Served Basis. List of selected participants will be published on our website and selection emails will also be sent to all the selected participants.

(13)    Online platform: FTII will be using “Google Classroom” and participants are requested to get familiarized with the same. Steps to join online class including login id & password will be shared with each selected participant in the selection email.

(14)    Computer literacy: It is the participant’s responsibility to be technologically capable to take an online course. Participants must be computer literate.


Since the course is online, participants must have following facilities;

(i) A Desktop / Laptop having minimum 4 GB RAM, 1.6 GHz or better processor (Intel i3 or i5 or better).  (Windows / MAC)
(ii) Operating system: a) Windows 7 or 8 or 10. b) MAC OS Sierra or later
(iii) Audio – Video software: Latest versions of VLC player, Windows Media Player or Quick Time Player.
(iv) Compatible good quality headphones/ earphones with mic
(v) Compatible HD webcam
(vi) Internet pack of minimum 5 GB per day exclusively for this course. It is recommended to have fixed wired Internet connection with minimum speed of 10 Mbps or more.
(vii) Web browser: Latest version of Google Chrome (Preferred), Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari.

Use of Mobile Phone (in place of Laptop or Desktop Computer) to attend the classes is strictly prohibited. Such participants will not be allowed to join the classes.

(16)    Course Director: Ganga Mukhi

An Alumnus of FTII with a PG Diploma in Film Direction and Screenplay Writing (2004), Ganga Mukhi is presently faculty in film direction at the Institute. Her short films at the Institute travelled to film festivals worldwide. As co-founder of Children’s Film Academy, Ganga Mukhi has collaborated on international film education projects and mentored scripts for more than fifty short films.  A joint recipient of the Hubert Bals Script Development Fund, Rotterdam, and trained in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia, Ganga Mukhil oves bridges that connect her interest in both, teaching and film making.

(17)    How to apply:

1. Click open the link - OR visit and further click on “SB Collect” which is at the top left, vertically 06th from left to right.
2. Read the “Terms Used”, then tick/ click on the ‘check box’ and further click on “Proceed”
3. Select All India in State of Corporate / Institution, then select Educational Institutions in Type of Corporate/ Institution and click Go.
4. Search/Find FTII Fees Account in Educational institutions name and click submit.
5. In the payment category select “B8 Film Appreciation Course (Online)”.
6. Fill-up the application form with requisite details and proceed for payment.
7. Make necessary payment of Rs 3,900/- OR Rs 11,700/- as the case may be.
8. Once payment is done, please note "SBcollect Reference Number" (mentioned in payment confirmation receipt). This may be required for future reference.  
9. If possible, digitally store the receipt of payment. This can be carried out in one of the following ways;
(i) by taking printout of receipt of payment, scan & save it
(ii) by taking screenshot of payment (if using mobile) or printscreen (if using computer)
(iii) by simply taking a photograph from mobile
10. No document/ certificate related to educational qualification, age etc. is to be attached. Participants’ self – declaration in the application form is sufficient.
11. Terms & conditions: By agreeing to the terms & conditions in the application form, participants are confirming that they have read & understood the website advt. They are eligible to apply and fulfil all the requirements as stated in the advt. Further, participants agree that decision of FTII Director regarding admission to the course and its conduction will be final.
Further to add in this, it is expected of the participants that during the class they must mute their mics but keep their cameras on unless otherwise instructed. Keeping camera off throughout the class or not heeding to instructions to switch on the camera will be seen as an act of indiscipline and will lead to expulsion from the Course and forfeiture of the Course fee. Decision of FTII Director regarding conducting the course in all respects will be final.

(18)    Communication with participants: All communications with the participants will be carried out through email only. List of shortlisted participants may be published on FTII website and selection email will be sent to the selected participants on their registered email id.

(19)    Certificates: All participants would be given participation e-certificates on successful completion of the course. Minimum 90% attendance is mandatory.

(20)    Queries: For any queries please contact Madhulika on

Course Overview

An Introduction to Film Appreciation is designed to provide a richer understanding of films and how they work. Placing the evolution of cinema in a historical context, analyzing the elements that help films to convey an intense audio-visual experience, a survey of the approaches to film making across space and time, and a look at some celebrated films are few of the aspects the course seeks to cover.

The Syllabus covers the following topics:

1. A brief history of Cinema
2. What is Cinema
3. The building blocks of cinema
4. The language of cinema
5. Film Genres
6. Auteur theory
7. Some Significant Film movements
8. World Cinema -1
9. World Cinema - 2
10. Indian Cinema