Pune, 25th October 2022: In San Sebastian, Spain, during the Centre international de liaison des ècoles de cinèma er de tèlèvision / The International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT) World Congress 2022, which was held from October 10 to October 13, the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), a full member of CILECT, the international association of cinema, audiovisual, and media schools, signed Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) with eight film schools.
This year’s theme of the Congress was, ‘Teaching Audiovisual Media, Chances & Challenges’.
Sharing about the same, FTII tweeted, “The delegation from FTII consisted of Prof. Sandeep Shahare, the Director and Association and Prof. Harish K M, Head of the Department, Sound. The delegation was keen on building partnerships with reputed film schools from all over world to enhance knowledge sharing, exchange of students and faculty.”
Out of the eight agreements, three of the agreements or MoUs were with Griffith University, Australia, Internationale Filmschule (IFS) Koln, Germany and École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis), France. These were the renewal of existing commitments post the COVID-19 pandemic.
The other five MoUs are with:
1. Faculty of Dramatic Arts, (FDU), Serbia
2. National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA), Bulgaria
3. Escuela De Cine Y Video (ESCiVi), Spain
4. Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle et des techniques de diffusion (INSAS), Belgium
5. Australian Film Television and Radio School, (AFTRS) Australia
According to FTII, “This partnership will help students at FTII to gain a deeper understanding of filmmaking, a better awareness of various craft forms, exposure to cutting-edge technology, and a broader understanding of filmmaking in other areas of the world.”
According to FTII’s website, as a part of an existing MoU, eight FTII students are currently at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg (FABW), Germany. 12 students of FABW were trained at FTII in September this year.