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Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
An Academic Institute under Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Govt.of India

Archive for August, 2013

Important Announcement

Posted on: August 30th, 2013 by Somaditya No Comments

The candidates who have deposited application fee to the bank, but could not apply online, please forward their detail [Name, Fathers name, course opted for, address for communication, mobile no.,email-id, sex, caste, date of birth, choice of center, qualification detail,scanned copy of the challan,scanned copy of the photograph, & scanned copy of signature ] to our helpdesk email id given below by 5:00 clock today.

The Admit card for written examinations on 01-11-2013 have already been available in our admission portal http://admission.srfti.ac.in candidates are requested to login with their user ID/password to take printout of the same from the system.

Those who didn’t receive admit card for some technical reason may produce the printed application form and the original bank challan both  for appearing  in the written exam 2013 scheduled on 01-09-2013

Candidates who are facing difficulty in getting their admit card, please contact the helpdesk.

Admission Help Desk Ph No.- 033 24328355/24325827
Mob: No- 9903042124/9433269699
Admission Help Desk Email ID.- admission2013@srfti.ac.in

Admission Cell,
Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute










Screening 26 Aug–31 Aug

Posted on: August 28th, 2013 by Somaditya No Comments
Screening Schedule 26 Aug – 31 Aug,2013
Preview Th. 6 pm
Closely watched trains
Dir: Jirí Menzel
DVD/ 1966/ 93mins/ Czeck
Main Th. 6 pm
My sweet little village
Dir: Jirí Menzel
35mm/ 1985/ 98mins/ Czeck
Main Th. 4 pm & 6 pm
A Bout de Souffle
Dir: Jean Luc Godard
DVD/ 1960/ 90 mins./French
Main Th. 6pm
Inspecteur Lavardin
Dir: Claude Chabrol
DVD/ 1986/ 100 mins./French
Main Th 4 pm
Un Prophete
Dir: Jacques Audiard
DVD/ 2009/155 mins./ French
Main Th 6 pm
Komm Mir Nicht Nach
Dir: Dominik Graf
DVD/ 2011/89 mins./ German
Main Th. 6pm
Dir: Malay Bhattacharya
35 MM/ Bengali













Admit Card

Posted on: August 27th, 2013 by Somaditya No Comments


The admit card for the Written Examination to be held on 1st September 2013 is available on our admission portal admission.srfti.ac.in . Please take a print out of the same using your login ID and password and produce it at the examination centre at 9 am on 1st September 2013 (together with your Identity Card, which should have your  Photograph, pasted on it and issued by Government Bodies/University/College).

Candidates who qualify in the written Examination AND fulfill the eligibility criteria for admission (i.e. Graduation with Physics/mathematics at XII level for Sound Recording and Design and Graduation only for all other streams) will be called for an Interactive Orientation Course to be held at SRFTI, Kolkata. The list of candidates who qualify for this orientation Course will be available on our official website by 18/09/13.

Please note the following as well:

I)   Mobile phone, pager, digital diary, calculator or any other such item(s) that are barred for security reason or assessed by the centre supervisor as unacceptable, will not be allowed in the examination hall.

II)   Answers are required to be written in English only. You are NOT supposed to write anything at the back of the front page. Answers are to be written within the space provided in the answer sheet.

III)   Candidates are supposed to carry pen & pencil (colour pencil may be needed for candidates of specialization in cinematography) in the examination hall. No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination hall before 11 am for any reason. No Candidate will be allowed to enter the examination hall after 10:30 am.

In case of non receipt of admit card please contact helpdesk.

Admission Help Desk Ph No.- 033 24328355/033 24325827
Admission Help Desk Email ID.- admission2013@srfti.ac.in


Admission cell, Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute









Time Extension

Posted on: August 23rd, 2013 by Somaditya No Comments


The last date of applying online for 3 years postgraduate programme in Cinema is extended till 12:00 P.M. 24/07/2013 for those who have already paid the application fee by 23/07/2013.  
























Instruction for filling up form

Posted on: August 23rd, 2013 by Somaditya No Comments

Important guidelines to candidates facing problem in filling up the online application form

It has been reported that some candidates are facing problem in filling up the online form.

Please check the following before filling up the online Application form.

Q. After registration not getting the password.
A. Please check the spam/junk folder and report the mail as “not a spam”

Q. Photo & Signature not uploading
A. The size of the photo should be <=40KB & Signature <=20KB. Please resize the photo & signature to have the proper sizes and make them ready before filling up the application

Q. After submitting the form from the second / third screen getting syntax error.
A. Your session is timed out, because candidate has  taken much time in filling up the form

Q. From the first screen after filling all the detail and pressing the submit & proceed button ,the second screen for uploading the photo is not coming, instead a red circle is moving [processing] and getting stopped.
A. This may be a network/server busy issue. Instead of submitting the same form again & again,please try filling the form afresh. i.e from  typing the url http://admission.srfti.ac.in in the browser and then proceeding from this page, also please clear all the history from the browser.

Please carefully read “How to Apply” Section for detail guideline for filling up the online application form.

For any further query please contact
033 24325827

SRFTI student awarded at VGIK

Posted on: August 21st, 2013 by Somaditya No Comments


5th VGIK International summer school happened in the City of Vladimir, one of the ancient cultural cities of Russia, from 5th July to 25th July 2013. The summer school is organized by the Russian State University of Cinematography, VGIK, Moscow.

The summer school invites students of film schools across the world studying film direction, cinematography and film production and focuses on documentary film making.

pic 2Hitesh Liya, student of Cinematography was one of the 23 participants selected this year to attend the school. It’s a residential program wherein the participants undergo tutoring and workshops in documentary film making and make a short documentary film (8-12 min.) leading towards the successful completion of the program.

The participants are selected by the VGIK Art Council based upon their applications which their bio-data outlining their skills in film making, one of the film school projects and a proposal envisioning a possible film to be made in Russia.

The films made by the participants were awarded in the category of the Best Cinematographer, Best Producer, Best Director and Best Film. Hitesh won the ‘Best Film’ award.

This Summer school was a highly enriching experience for me as a film student and it widened my perspective on the methods of documentary film making on an international platform and I thank SRFTI for supporting me in this endeavour of my film education” – Hitesh Liya, Cinematography.

More detail about the VGIK summer school is available here http://www.vgik.info/international/summer_school/









Ship of Theseus – Screening

Posted on: August 19th, 2013 by Somaditya No Comments



IMG_5166-2SHIP OF THESEUS has been making waves in film enthusiast circles in the country for the past couple of weeks. To deconstruct the phenomenon, SRFTI organized a screening of the film followed by a full-on discussion on 16/08/2013 with the makers – Anand Gandhi (Writer/Director), Pankaj Kumar (Cinematographer), and Ruchi Bhimani (Executive Producer).

Students and faculty members interacted in a focused manner, and a very lively question/answer/observation/rejoinder session followed. The no holds barred discourse was moderated by Shyamal Sengupta, HOD of the newly constituted Department of Producing for Film & Television.






















Homage Rituparna

Posted on: August 12th, 2013 by Somaditya No Comments

The Satyajit Ray film and TV Institute, in collaboration with Directorate of Film Festivals organized a homage to the recently departed Film maker, Rituporno Ghosh, from the 8th of August till the 11th August, 2013.

At the inauguration ceremony on the evening of the 8th, held at the SRFTI, Main theatre, the esteemed guests spoke about their association with the departed Director. Some of the Films directed by Rituporno Ghosh were screened at the Main Theatre of SRFTI. Two meaningful Panel discussions on the 10th and 11th of August, were the parallel attractions of this event.

The topic for 10th August was ‘The Cinema of Rituporno Ghosh’ and the panelists were Mr. Samik Bandopadhay, Mr. Anjan dutta, Mr.Suman Mukhopadhay and Mr. Siladitya Sen. The panelists elaborated on what the director messaged through his films. Panelists for the 11th August ,Mr. Shekhar Das, Mr. Anik Dutta, Q, Mr. Arijit Dutta, Mr. Ashoke Vishwanathan and Ms. Satarupa Sanyal discussed the role of the director in contemporary Bengali Cinema and in the larger context, regional Cinema in India.


Click the picture below to view some moments

Workshop by Anil Mehta

Posted on: August 8th, 2013 by Somaditya No Comments

Playback Workshop

The much looked forward to playback workshop, a combined endeavour from the departments of direction, and cinematography was conducted by Shri Anil Mehta between the 19th and 23rd of July 2013. The 9th batch of students,  gained both in knowledge and experience immensely from the  seasoned cinematographer-director’s  keen insights into the craft.

The aim of the workshop was to learn the craft and techniques of shooting a playback within a stipulated time period and with available resources.  An intense preproduction session took place guided by Shri Mehta at the end of which, students were ready with a schedule, the shot division, and the requirements for the shoot. A four day shoot commenced the very next day.

Unlike earlier workshops, where track laying was also part of the workshop a pre- released  Assamese song was selected and re-picturized. Joy Baruah the singer of the original track performed for the lip synced portions, canned on the very first day of shoot. Two remaining days were shot on locations away from the campus ranging from spaces as challenging as a moving tram to passing street shots.

Actual locations, were replaced by recreating a brothel sequence on the campus, and this was a high point of the workshop with the guest lecturer effectively demonstrating HOW COMPLEX LOCATIONS CAN BE CHEATED CONVINCINGLY.

What emerged from the workshop was rushes to be edited into a 3 min playback sequence to the story of childhood sweethearts drifting away from each other. In the process of growing up, choosing professions, and achievements, and the twist comes when the girl becomes a dynamic police officer entrusted with the job of capturing a underworld kingpin, who turns out to be her childhood sweetheart.

This was the 2nd playback workshop conducted by Shri Anil Mehta and one in a long series of interactions with the students of this institute.  The well known cinematographer of films like Lagaan , Veer Zara ,  Rockstar, etc and innumerable Advertorials  Films to his credit, Anil Mehta is a  mentor par excellence.

Alumni – Producing for Film & Television

Posted on: August 7th, 2013 by Somaditya No Comments

The department started  functioning from 2012.
The first batch of students have just completed their course and working in the industry.
Here is a glimpse of a few of them:-

Prashant Rajagopal – Working with the NFDC
Srijani Dey – Worked in Fukrey2 with excel entertainment
Alex Leo Pao – Working with NFDC (Film Facility Office)
Alisha Das – Working with Shree Venkatesh Films
Jyuthika Sinha – Working with a leading post production studio in Kolkata
Nikhil Krishnan – Working as an Independent producer Kerala
Venkat Kodavatiganti – Working in AD films in Mumbai film industry