The five day film appreciation course conducted by Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in collaboration with Media Education Research Centre, Kashmir University concluded at Media Auditorium, Kashmir University on Friday.
During the course media students were trained in different nuances of film appreciation and cinema. Many International and National movies were screened at the Media House which included 2016 Lotus National Award winning movie “Kasav” directed by Sumitra Bhave.
Director Sumitra Bhave while sharing her experience said, “Films are not meant for audience and awards, but to explore our life. We can come out of depression by going deep into life as everybody wants love and compassion, but we are losing it. And, that is why we are in the present situation of dwelling mental illness”.
Actress Irawati Harshe while sharing her experience said, “Losing the source of connection with each other is the root cause of depression.”
Director National Film Archive of India (NFAI) Prakash Magdum informed, “It is the only organization under government of India which is actively working for preserving of films in India and we have preserved 30 silent films.
Coordinator MERC Faruq Masudi thanked the faculty of FTII and MERC for conducting the workshop.
He further said that film is a strong medium for Kashmiris to present their stories to the world and course like these by FTII will hone their talent.