FTII makes history by launching film making course for persons with autism

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Pune, July 27, 2019 : In a week that saw India launch a mission to the moon, Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune made history today by launching a film making course for persons with autism.


10 young adults with special needs, all of them aspiring film makers, are now learning film making using smartphones in a carefully designed course.


FTII’s first-ever course for persons with autism began at IIMC in New Delhi today. The 10-day course in Smartphone Film Making opened with a video message by Sh Prakash Javadekar, Minister of I & B. Art Sanctuary, an NGO headed by Shalini Gupta, working with persons with special needs, has conceptualized the Course. Indian Oil has sponsored the Course in its first such association with FTII.


Course Director Ajmal Jami,(AJKMCRC,1985) is a reputed practising professional with over 30 years experience in visual communication with work in a diverse range of technologies and genres including mobile journalism.


Keeping in mind the learning requirements of persons with special needs, the Course will be conducted in two phases of 5 days each, separated between them by 3 weeks.