Short course in filmmaking concludes

ITANAGAR, Dec 22: A 10-weeks-long short course in filmmaking, themed ‘A short trip to cinema’, organized by the Film & Television Institute (FTI), Itanagar, ended at its temporary campus in Vivek Vihar here on Friday.
This was the second such event organized this year, which was conducted by SRFTI, Kolkata.
IPR Director Obang Tayeng, who presided over the valedictory function, briefed about the steps taken by the state government to promote filmmaking in the state.
“The IPR will be organizing a couple of programmes, including two film festivals and few short workshops on filmmaking next year,” he said.
Entrepreneur Sonam Teli spoke about the lack of interest among the local students in attending such programmes in filmmaking.
“While many students have come all the way from states like Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, etc, to attend the free course, the local students have not shown interest to avail the opportunity, which is very sad,” she lamented.
Two short films, titled ‘Mwunzinam (Hope)’ and ‘The Maze’ made by the students as part of the programme was screened on the occasion.
Ten students received certificate of participation. (DIPR)