Filmmaking workshop for North East film enthusiasts

For film enthusiasts of Assam and the North East region of the country, an intensive workshop has been designed and developed by a film school from Mumbai. The participants will learn filmmaking from the very first day and acquire knowledge in script writing, production, designing, cinematography, directing and post production while making series of four exercise films independently and also assisting others in their productions.

Pankaj Roy, director of Mumbai’s Institute of Moving Images (IMI), a seasoned film and TV programme producer and director, addressing the media persons at Guwahati on March 2, informed that during the two months weekend workshop the members would write, shoot and edit four short films of their own and assist others in 20 student film projects as crew member.

IMI will be conducting the workshop at the State Art Gallery, of Rabindra Bhawan in Guwahati from 15th March 2015. The classes will be held for two months on every Saturday and Sunday from 2 PM to 7 PM.
Workshop participants will be taken through the entire process of film making by the IMI faculty members, who are FTII alumni and industry professional from Mumbai. They will demystify the craft of film production and challenge to master the art of visual story telling.The two months long workshop is targeted at students, working professionals and all those who want to learn the art of film making but did not have the right platform available in their home town to accomplish their dream, said Pankaj Roy.

The idea of this workshop is to prepare those interested in joining the extremely competitive film industry, so that those desirous of joining film making are not at a loss when they land up in Mumbai. More than 3,500 students across India have already done the IMI film making Foundation workshops so far, he said.

By the end of the programme, participants make their final film of 20-25 minutes duration on HDV camera. Upon successful completion of the workshop, students are awarded a certificate along with a show reel of their own film. He further informed that most of the alumni of IMI are employed in prestigious film production companies and TV channels in India and abroad.

The curriculum of IMI is created in close coordination with high profile working professionals from the film and television industry of Mumbai and its true merit reflects when many of IMI students’ films are regularly nominated in international film festivals, which include Sedicicorlo international film festival in Italy, River to River festival in Florence and Fresh talent section at Cannes short film festival, France.

Recently on last August 8 IMI students’ films got nomination and 3 received awards in Kolkata international short film festival 2014.

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