Admission to Certificate Course on Film Appreciation

Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, Kolkata

Offers ~

3 Week long Certificate Program

‘Film Appreciation’

07th to 28th December 2017

Course Duration

7th December – 28th December,2017

No of hours

120 hrs.

No of Intake:

40 students (reservation as per GOI rules)

Minimum Qualification

Graduation in any discipline.

No hostel facility available


Prasenjit Ghosh
Associate Professor, Producing for Film & Television, SRFTI
Call 033-24329300 / 8355 /8356 or +919830127027

Course Co-ordinator:

Mr. Ashoke Viswanathan & PFT Department

Course Outline

The course focuses on helping the participants to appreciate cinema by understanding its distinct language, its narrative
complexity and the way films control and stimulate our thoughts and feelings. Through various examples from Indian and
international cinema, the course will explain how cinema as a visual medium, engages with us in constructing meaning.

Week No Topics
1 Theme, Story and Screenplay
Cinematic Terms
Cinematography and Editing – Time and Space
Narrative, Shot
Set and Design, Lighting
2 Feature Films and Short Films
Introduction to Indian Cinema
History of Indian Cinema – Dadasaheb Phalke, Bombay Talkies, mythologicals, Studio socials etc
History of Indian Cinema (contd.)
Cubism, Realism, Neo-realism
Other arts and cinema – theatre, painting
3 Importance accorded to song and dance
Actors and personality cults
Mythological Films
Formula in Cinema – Masculine Charisma
Melodrama in Indian Cinema
4 B’ Movies
High Culture vis a vis low culture
Hollywood Cinema
Japanese Cinema
British Cinema
Iranian Cinema
Chinese/Korean Cinema
Latin American Cinema
Regional Cinema in India

Course Fee

Rs. 15000/- (to be paid in full at the time of admission)

Application Fee

Rs. 1000/-
Demand Draft (Non-refundable) of Rs. 1000/- , drwan in favour of “Satyajit ray Film & Television Institute” payable at Kolkata should be deposited during registration.

How to apply

The candidate is required to download the application form from the following hyper-link and fill it in her/his own handwriting.
Download Application form

The hard copy of the filled up application form along with attested & original copies of all pass certificates/mark sheets upto graduation or equivalent, reservation certificate (if applicable) are to be to be carried in person to SRFTI Campus during 15.11.2017 to 20.11.2017 for registration and followed by an interview. The applicants are also required to carry the demand draft of Rs. 1000/- for the application fee along with two passport size photograph & photo ID.