Established in 1960, The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) was previously called the ‘Film Institute of India.’ The institute was set up in Pune under the erstwhile Prabhat Studio sets. It came under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India and became an autonomous body. It is also one of the members of the International Liaison Centre of Schools of Cinema and Television (CILECT)(the world’s leading film and television school).
FTII has also provided in-service training to the national broadcaster of India, Doordarshan.
Currently, FTII offers eleven full-time courses with many short-time courses for people, which are provided on the campus of Pune and other places spread across India.
Some of the courses offered by FTII are-
– One-year course in film scriptwriting
– Three-year Postgraduate courses in editing, film direction, cinematography, and audio making
– Two-year courses in acting and art direction
FTII has made its mark worldwide, as the institute has produced notable alumni who have gained fame in the world of arts throughout the globe. Some of the famous alumni from FTII are Shabana Azmi, Vidhu Vinod Chopda, Jaya Bachchan, and Rajat Kapoor.