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

Post Graduate Progaramme in Cinema

Department of Producing for Film & Television

About the department

The Department of Producing for Film & Television is one its kind of under Government initiative in the country which provides a Post Graduate Program in Cinema at international standards.

The Producing for Film and Television is a perfect combination of Business and creativity, where entrepreneurial skills and storytelling expertise are a must. The Creative Producers generate and cultivate projects from the initial idea phase to its completion, with an intense focus on the story but also an understanding of commercial viability.

“We don’t make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies.” ― Walt Disney

About the course

To Understand how to tell a good story and how to reach an audience are basic skills that every good producer possesses — whether for movies or television. For this the entire curriculum is built around the dual focus of development and strategy.

The Post Graduate in Cinema program is totally project-oriented. Working under realistic conditions, students from the different disciplines i.e. Scriptwriting & Direction, Cinematography, Sound Recording & Design, Editing and Producing profiles collaborate to create and produce a number of short and documentaries on different formats.

The lectures and workshops by industry experts, and particularly in the mentored practical work, they are taught the following subjects: script analysis, pitching, casting, budgeting, financing, production phases, marketing, media law and management. This program provides the aspiring producer with a demanding, yet practical framework to cultivate their business and creative skills in order to become an active and successful member of the film industry.

Course Duration

3 Years Divided into 6 Semesters.

Total No of S​eats

12 (Twelve)

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline.
Candidates successful in the Joint Entrance Test (JET) will be called for Orientation and Interview.
Final merit list will be prepared on the basis of written examination(JET), orientation and interview subject to qualifying in Medical test.

Faculty & Academic Support Staff

manish joshi

Manish Joshi

—Professor & Head of the Department

Masters degree in Film Production from national university of communication, MCNUJC Bhopal. Post Graduate Certificate in Video Film Production Techniques from NITTTR Chandigarh, an institution under Ministry of Human Resources Development.

A self-motivated creative media producer and educator carrying over 18 years of experience with various tri-media organizations from cable access television to broadcast television to creative institutions i.e. Dainik Bhaskar Television, Enter 10 Television, MIT Institute of Design, CPIFT Ahmedabad etc. He has an extensive experience in developing content and producing television advertising commercials, as well as numerous brand images, broadcast design, direct response television spots, highly responded infomercials, promotional videos for business, industries, organizations and agencies. He has been guide to plan and execute a broadcast television network project from on paper to on air. In academics, he has vast experience in teaching film and television production modules at undergraduate and post graduate levels.He has been associated with the public university as a paper setter & examiner for Master degree in Film & Television and he also developed one of its kind of Bachelor degree program in Filmmaking & Television Production with emphasis on art, aesthetics and techniques of creative practices.

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Prasenjit Ghosh

—Associate Professor

Post Graduate Diploma in Direction from FTII, Pune.

Industry experience: Worked on an Indo-Italian Film ‘in the twelfth night’ .Worked as Production Liaison Officer in a German film ‘Shadow of time’. Directed a diploma film ‘The Swing’ which participated in the 7th Short Film Festival, Dhaka. Directed a Doordarshan commissioned documentary on Jnanpath Award wining poet Subhash Mukhopadhyay‘ Tar par JeteJete’.Directed SRFTI produced film ‘Golpokalpana’ which participated in Kolkata Film Festival (Video Section).Worked as EP for a documentary produced by Madhyam, Bhopal. Participated in a student exchange programme on production in HFF, Potsdam as faculty supervisor. Headed the student Production Dept for 14 years.Supervised around 60 Diplomas, 80 short films, innumerable AD, Promos, Playback & Student workshop

nilanjan banerjee

Nilanjan Banerjee

—Assistant Professor

Post Graduate Diploma in Direction & Screenplay Writing from SRFTI, Kolkata.

Industry experience: Directed the feature film ‘Tomar Jonno’ produced by Zee Motion Pictures. Has worked as an associate with the acclaimed film maker ate shri Rituporno Ghosh and also was an associate in the film ‘Brick Lane’ directed by Sarah Gavron. The documentary film ‘Mayabazaar’ made by him was showcased in the Mumbai International Film Festival.
Later on he went on to launch two Television Production Houses ‘Eyewash’ and ‘Fish Eye Productions’ and produced shows for broadcasters like Star India, Colors, Zee Tv and line produced for production houses like BBC, Big Synergy, Colescium. Has been associated with TV brands such as Kaun Banega Crorepati and Jhalak Dikh La Ja

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Subhasish Das Sharma

—Production Manager

Graduated from Calcutta University.

Worked as a theatre worker in “Anya Theater” for 12 years headed by Shri Bibhash Chakraborty. Worked in the capacity of production designer for several group theaters. Worked as assistant/anchor for 5 years at Doordarshan, Kolkata and All India Radio. Acted in several Bengali feature film and TV serial. Looks after the production of the Bengali future film “MegherMeye” directed by PallabKirtaniya. Worked as playback singer in more than 10 Bengali feature films. From the inception of SRFTI looking after the production of almost all batches students short film, playback and diploma project.

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Amitabha Das

—Production Manager

BSc. major in Sericulture, Masters in Business Administration specialization in Marketing. Post Graduate diploma in cinema specialization on Producing for Film & Television from SRFTI.

Worked at JWT, Gurgaon as marketing planner. Worked as Executive Producer in the Tamil Film “Revelation” which now available at “Netflix”. Worked as production controller as well as production designer in Bengali feature film “Ami O Monohar”, which won best feature film award at Kerala film Festival and mentioned in MID DAY and Ekdin news paper as top 15 all-India and South Asian films to watch out for in 2019.Worked as producer of India part in the student short film project of Columbia University, USA.
During student at SRFTI worked in the capacity of Line Producer in the Diploma film “Kamuki” directed by KristoTonny, which won National film award. He worked in SRFTI seniors’ diploma projects before completion of his diploma project. Their won diploma film got best viewer choice film award at “Istanbul international short film festival”,Turkey and also received accolades from various national and international film festival of repute. Worked as executive producer in several documentary films, ad films and short films in different parts of India and abroad.

Infrastructure/Facilities

sound mixing lab

 

  • Dedicated workstations on IMac for students.
  • Software on Screenwritting.
  • Production softwares-EP Movie Magic for scheduling/budgeting.
  • Gorilla for scheduling/budgeting/accounting.
  • Editing software.
  • Digital cameras.
  • Class Room Theatres.