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सत्यजित रे फिल्म और टेलीविजन संस्थान
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An Academic Institute under Ministry of Information & Broadcasting Govt.of India

Archive for November, 2019

Call for Fellowship Applications

Posted on: November 26th, 2019 by Somaditya No Comments

Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata invites application from Indian nationals for Independent Research proposal on Indian Cinema, Electronic and Digital Media.

Eligibility Duration Abstract Deliverable
1. An Indian national
2. Must have a Post graduate degree / diploma
3. scholars, researchers and practitioners; specific aspects of media, culture and society
Six months Total fellowship amount for each applicant: Rs1,00,000/-. Amount will be disbursed in 3 equal installments @ Rs. 30,000/-. after evaluation of interim reports on 2nd & 4th month and final submission of project after 6 month. Maximum of Rs. 10,000/- may be reimbursed at the end towards contingency expenditure (i.e. purchase of research related books, pen drive etc.) as per actual submission of bills. 1. Each month, the applicant has to submit a report on progress of the research and subsequent write up by email.
2. Applicant has to present his paper/ research / audio-visual in a seminar organised by SRFTI at the end of the programme.
3. Applicant has to submit the hard copy and soft copy of his/her paper / write up / audio-visual at the end of the programme.


1. Applicants are required to be resident in India, and to have an account in any bank operating in India.
2. Applications can be in Hindi or in English. The research work and presentation should be in English.
3. Fellows will be required to submit two interim reports at the end of 2nd and 4th months and final submission of an article of 7000 words including endnotes and references, or an audio-visual material of 10-15 minutes duration along with a write up of 7000 words including endnotes and references during the final presentation of the research project at SRFTI.
4. The fellowships do not require the fellows to be resident of SRFTI.
5. If required, the shortlisted candidate may be interviewed over skype / telephone.
6. Outstation candidates will be provided 2AC rail fare (both way) only for final presentation at SRFTI. A fixed taxi fare for local and outstation candidates will be reimbursed accordingly.
7. Existing students and faculty members of SRFTI cannot apply.

Total No. of Fellowship:  3(maximum)
For application click here
Last Date of Application: 22.12.19
Submission Guideline:
Following documents should be send to: fra@srfti.ac.in
1. Application (Download format) [submit .docx / pdf file]
2. Proposal (download format) [submit .docx / .pdf file]
3. One sample work (if any) [article in .pdf format, audio-visual in .mp4 format]
4. One passport photograph (300 dpi) [submit .jpg file]
5. Scanned copy of certificate in support of academic qualification [.jpg / .pdf file]
6. Scanned copy of supporting documents / Transaction No. of submission fee
Submission fee: Rs. 500/-
Account Name: Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
Account No:10485372096
Bank Name: State Bank Of India
Branch Name: East Jadavpur
IFSC Code:SBIN0021403

Cinema from the Italian speaking world

Posted on: November 18th, 2019 by Somaditya No Comments


For details visit: https://culturemonks.in/2019/10/24/cinema-from-the-italian-speaking-world/

Hands on Workshop on Library Discovery System (LDS)

Posted on: November 7th, 2019 by Somaditya No Comments

Last date of Registration for the LDS workshop has been extended till 15th December

Hands on Workshop on Library Discovery System (LDS)

19th December to 22nd December 2019

Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata is organizing Hands on Workshop on Library Discovery System (LDS) from 19th December to 22nd December 2019.The main objectives of the training programme are

• To create awareness among professionals about open source technology & its application in library.
• To enable the Library & Information Professionals to face the technological challenges.
• To provide a single window approach to the segregated resources those are available in a library.
• To provide library clients with a universal search and discovery experience and thereby saving them in running from pillar to post in search of relevant resources.
• And, to strengthen the society & professionals.

Theme of the Training programme

The main theme of the training programme is to provide theoretical foundation as well as hands-on training keeping in mind the rapid development in the domain of library automation and digitization.

The following topics will be covered:

• Koha – advanced cataloguing, OAI/PMH based data exposure, ILSDI based content negotiation
• Digital Media Archiving – Resource exposure from DSpace, Omeka, Islandora and Greenstone
• Discovery interface – Integration of resources from different information blocks in VuFind

Target Participants

Librarians, Working professionals and research scholars in the field of Library and Information Science, Information Specialists, Faculty members of Library and Information Science, Officers under the Central or State Government or Union Territories, interested academicians, and other disciplines may attend this advanced training programme which will be very effective to run and use modern library.

Prerequisite of the Participants:

Basic knowledge of Ubuntu (or any Linux flavour), LAMP architecture, Koha and DSpace (operational level).

The intensive and advanced training programme on Library and Information Science helps to earn-
 API score as per UGC guidelines.
 Promotional requirement as per DoPT Guidelines

Limited Seat Availability: Only 30 seats are available on First-cum-First-Serve basis

Experts and Resource Persons
The training lectures/practical/demonstration will be delivered by the eminent faculty and professionals from reputed institutes/universities/Govt. of India organizations and also from National Digital Library of India (NDL), IIT Kharagpur like:

1. Dr. P. S. Mukhopadhyay
Professor, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Kalyani

2. Mr. J. K. Pal
Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

3. Mr. S. Banerjee
Principal Project Officer – Systems
National Digital Library of India, IIT Kharagpur

Important Dates

Description Dates
Training programme date  19th December -22nd December 2019
Early Bird registration  Between 07th November to 30th November 2019
Late registration  Between 1 st December to 10 th December 2019

Registration Fees

Category Early Bird registration
07th November to 30th November 2019
Late Bird registration
01 st December to 10 th December 2019
Students & Professional Trainees
(students/trainees should be required to produce their identity proof at the time of registration)
 Rs 5500 /-  Rs 6500 /-
Individual / Sponsored  Rs 7500 /-  Rs 8500 /-
SAARC Countries  US $300  US $350
Other countries  US $350  US $400

The registration fee includes kit, course materials (Software CD), Breakfast, Lunch.

Participants are requested to register Online as per the instruction below and email us the registration details along with Payment details to:
library.srtfi@gmail.com / sraypahari@srfti.ac.in

In case of offline registration please send the print-out of registration form along with the DD/ Cheque in favour of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute payable at Kolkata.

Accommodation & dinner (to be borne by the participants who will be staying in the Guest House) separately as per approved rates of SRFTI. For any information and enquiry please contact:

Administrative Officer, SRFTI.
Phone: +913324329436
Email: ao.admin@srfti.ac.in,

Accomodation Type Room Type Charges (excluding GST)
 SRFTI Guest House  Double bed A/C Room (single occupancy)  Rs.1700/- per day
 SRFTI Guest House  Double bed A/C Room (twin sharing basis)  Rs.750/- per day (per person)
Each Participant (who will be staying in the Guest House) needs to make the payment in advance at the time of Registration through wire / online bank transfer (NEFT) to be made in favour of Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute:
Payment should be sent to the Current A/c No.10485372096 along with the following details:
• Name of the Bank: State Bank of India
• Branch: Baghajatin Bazar Ganguly Bagan, 11 Dabur Park, Kolkata – 700084
• Account Type: Current A/C
• IFS Code: SBIN0006789

• On-line Registration: Available at SRFTI website.

Chief Patron: Dr. Debamitra Mitra, Director, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata

Organising Secretary and Course Coordinator: Dr. Sanjukta Ray Pahari, Library and Information Officer, Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata.
Phone: (033) 2432-8355/8356/9300 Extn: 327,326,301 Mobile: 9432553297
Email: sraypahari@srfti.ac.in, sanjuktaraypahari@gmail.com
SRFTI Office: Phone nos. (033) 2432-8355/8356/9300

Venue of the training programme:
Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute,
E.M.Bypass Road, Panchasayar,
Kolkata -700094; website: www.srfti.ac.in


Press release for ISFFI

Posted on: November 2nd, 2019 by Somaditya No Comments

Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute(SRFTI) in collaboration with VigyanPrasar is organizing 5th International Science Film Festival of India (ISFFI) from 6 – 8 November 2019 at SRFTI campus. ISFFI seeks to promote science popularization among citizens and aims at attracting talented young filmmakers and science enthusiasts. The film festival offers an opportunity for students and other participants to get involved with the process and improve their understanding of various feats in science and technology.

Internationally acclaimed and award winning foreign and Indian films on science health and environment will be screened during the festival. A competition for Indian independent and student filmmakers will be organized on the theme ‘Research, Innovation & Science Empowering Nation’. Filmmakers will be facilitated with IISF Science Film Awards. Two feature films, ‘Mission Mangal’ and ‘Parmanu: The Story of Pokhran’ will be screened. There will be special screening of films on 1st Indian Scientific South Pole Expedition at 2009 followed by discussion with scientists. A day long Symposium titled ‘Packaging of Science for Public Interest’ and panel discussion on various aspects of cinema and science communication will also be the part of the festival.

Several eminent personalities like BuddhadebDasgupta, R. Balki, A. K. Bir, KaushikGanguly, Piere Oliver Francois, Abhishek Sharma, parthaGhose, Rama Marinov Cohen, BikashSinha, Kornetzky Brigitte Ute, Andreas Van De Lar, Kartik Sharma, Chris Godwin, Li-Yu-Fu, Lovita J R Morang will be present during the festival
The festival is internationally partnered with High Commission of Canada, Millennium Institute of Oceanography Chile, Embassy of Denmark, Embassy of Israel, Science Foundation Ireland, Media Service Nepal, Embassy of Spain, Embassy of Sweden and different organization from Switzerland, Germany, UK, USA and Taiwan.


5th India International Science Film Festival

Posted on: November 1st, 2019 by Somaditya No Comments