Valedictory programme for FTII trainings held at DIPR

Kohima: The training by the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) exposed participants to media skills such as smartphone film making, screenplay writing and screen acting

BY | Thursday, 11 August, 2022

A valedictory programme for Film & Television Institute of India (FTII) trainings was held at the Directorate of Information & Public Relations, Nagaland on 10 August 2022.

Advisor IPR & Village Guards S Keoshu Yimkhiung addressed the program, stressing that such trainings are very important and relevant and added that he is happy to see the enthusiasm of the participants. He said that if such trainings are held regularly the younger generation can make good use of the opportunity and it will go a long way in molding their career.

Secretary IPR Maria Yanthan exhorted the gathering, encouraging the participants to explore their creative side and not only focus on getting government jobs. She further added that Nagas are very talented and encouraged the youths to venture out from their comfort zone, work hard and make a name for themselves. She also lauded the department on the successful completion of the first phase of the training.

Additional Director Dzüvinuo Theünuo chaired the program and said that IPR is one of the oldest departments in the state. She pointed out that since its inception, the Department has been playing a vital role as the public relation agency and publicity wing for the government. She said that FTII, commemorating the country-wide celebrations under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, decided to advance the cause of film education by conducting online short courses free of cost for scheduled tribe participants. She further pointed out that since the training was to be conducted through online mode, it required a lot of technological support and uninterrupted internet connectivity. Therefore, with the support of IT&C department the first training on basic smartphone filmmaking was conducted at the Directorate of IT&C and the remaining three trainings were held at the Directorate of IPR. Theünuo also added that IPR is a technology driven department, and the trainings have helped in enhancing the capabilities of the people working in the department and the trainees at large.

Joint Director Asangla Imsong shared an overview of the program, highlighting in brief the profiles of the resource persons for smartphone film making (Ajmal Jami), screenplay writing (Sudipto Acharyya), screen acting (Anita Salim) and film appreciation (Avinash Roy and Jasmine Kaur Roy). Imsong thanked the participants and hoped that they would take back the basic ropes of what the FTII and the department had to offer and flourish in their chosen fields. She further informed the gathering that the second phase of the training would be held eventually.

The trainees then shared their experiences of the trainings, pointing out that they learned about creating outstanding content through smartphones and how the lens of a phone could help one frame the world, its characters and scenarios for different audiences.

The trainees also said that they were coached on teamwork through assignments like short video making, filmmaking, film grammar and screenplay editing from where they were able to discover their own methods and voices. They thanked the department for organizing such valuable training.

A total of 51 certificates were issued to all the participants by FTII upon successful completion of the trainings. A short film titled Rest which was directed and produced by the trainees was screened during the program.




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