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  • Delhi: Cleanliness drive will be theme of children's film festival November 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, cleanliness will be the theme of the National Children's Film Festival which will be held from November 14 to 16 at the Siri Fort Stadium. Giving details, Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday said that tennis player...
  • FTII student Sandhya Daisy Sundaram's short documentary wins at the Chicago International Film Festival; qualifies for 2016 Oscars October 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A breath-taking, snow-covered landscape was the canvas for an unlikely subject - love. Here, travelling in a train, interacting with people, architecture and culture through the lens of a video camera, FTII student Sandhya Daisy Sundaram and her team travelled across Russia. Sundaram's critically-acclaimed short documentary, which was a...
  • FTII should be accorded the status of 'Institute of National Importance': Arun Jaitley July 10, 2014

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who presented the first national budget for self and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Thursday, began by putting forth his concerns over economic slowdown and promised steps to ensure a course correction. In addition to announcing schemes for disabled people and welfare of girl child,...
  • Ring Road Shubha: Kannada film industry's first all women crew film November 13, 2013

    Bangalore: A film conceived, written, directed, edited and produced all by women. In all likelihood, we have all watched womencentric films and those with a dominant female cast. And then there is the allwomen crew. In a first for Sandalwood, an allwomen crew is set to roll out their...
  • Pune: FTII students to protest against ABVP attack August 26, 2013

    Pune: Film and Television Institute of India's students will protest on Monday in Pune against the recent attack on students by the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) workers. The students were allegedly asked to say 'Jai Narendra Modi' to prove that they were not Naxalities. However, they were attacked after they...
  • FTII student wins Short Fiction award by IDPA January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: FTII student Piyush Thakur has made The Real Millionaire, the only short film from India which will compete at the prestigious 34th ClermontFerrand short film festival in France, starting January 27, 2012. The film has won the Best Student Short Fiction award 2011 by the Indian Documentary Producers'...
  • Govt to give centre of excellence status to FTII July 2, 2011

    New Delhi: Government will table a bill in Parliament granting centre of excellence status to Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), which will enable it to enjoy the privileges of a University. The status would also facilitate students to pursue higher studies and research both in India and abroad,...
  • Nepali student's husband denies hand in deportation January 5, 2010

    New Delhi: In the case of deportation of Neetu Singh a Nepali national who was studying at the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune her estranged husband, Amaresh, an influential Nepali leader who has been accused of being behind the move, has broken his silence. He...
  • Extradited student Neetu's husband to return to Nepal January 3, 2010

    Kathmandu: Caught in a raging controversy in India after the deportation of his estranged wife Neetu Singh by the Maharashtra Police, Nepali power broker Amresh Kumar Singh is returning to Kathmandu this fortnight after submitting his PhD thesis at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Singh has been forced into hiding in India...
  • Nepali student at FTII deported for antinational behaviour January 2, 2010

    New Delhi: It's been a rude shock for Nepali student, Neetu Singh. A student at Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Neetu was picked up from her hostel room by police on the night of December 5 and was deported to Kathmandu. Police say she was indulging in antinational...
  • Answers sought on Nepali film student's deportation January 1, 2010

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has asked the Maharashtra government to explain the deportation of a Nepalese student at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune for alleged "antiIndia activities". The Ministry sought a report from the Maharashtra government because Pune police may have "exceeded" their brief...
  • Reality check: What you need to know about filmmaking June 5, 2008

    Mumbai: Sujoy Ghosh is on the sets of his third film Alladin. It is the last leg of shooting at the Mehboob studios in Mumbai but work is at a frantic pace, just as it was during the very first shot. Sujoy, the director who makes sense of all the...
  • Chasing Angelina Jolie, 15 minutes of fame May 2, 2008

    Pune: It's all in the chase and that's what Film And Television Institute of India (FTII) student Saurav Dey learned. Like the paparazzi who tailed Angelina Jolie during her visit to India for shooting of her movie A Mighty Heart, the young filmmaker found that coming within feet of the...
  • FTII's museum of celluloid memories to public April 11, 2008

    Pune: The Film and Television Institute of India that stands on the premises of the erstwhile Prabhat Studio, still preserves the structures and memories of the Prabhat era. This was the place where legends like V Shantaram and S Fatehlal produced most of their films in 1930s. Now, Prabhat Museum has...
  • FTII offers Bollywoodaspirants a leg up March 12, 2008

    Pune: The best way to get your foot into Bollywood's door is to have star genes, but if don't have a father or godfather in tinsel town coming to the FTII may help. Last Friday, a young man called Anurag Sinha made his debut in Subhash Ghai's Black and...
  • Special: Aamir's unseen debut January 25, 2007

    Pune: Before actor Aamir Khan went on to become the nation's chocolatefaced loverboy with Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak there was director Ketan Mehta's Holi. And now CNNIBN has stumbled upon a bridging act that's been lying in the Film and Television Institute of Indias (FTII) cans for over two decades...
  • FTII students 'euphoric' about new role September 3, 2006

    Pune: The final year students of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune refer to it as a final term project. But it was literally Euphoria for some of them when popular Indipop band Euphoria left it to director Abhaya Sinha and his team from FTII to produce...
  • FTII wants to get right with writing August 20, 2006

    Pune: The Film and Televison Institute of India is known for churning out many Bollywood stars and directors. But the institute shifted its focus to screen writers recently. On Saturday and Sunday the FTII held its firstever conference of screenwriters to discuss issues plaguing 'the art' of scriptwriting in the Indian...