FTII to host film preservation course

MUMBAI: The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) will conduct a Film Heritage Preservation Programme in co-ordination with the National Film Archives of India (NFAI) from 2 to 5 April 2007.

The four-day programme will be attended by filmmakers Shyam Benegal, Ketan Mehta, film scholar Ashish Rajadhyaksha, Olivier Assayas, who is a well known name in contemporary French cinema, J F Rauger from the Thomson Foundation for Film and TV Heritage, and Cambodian art house filmmaker, Rithy Panh, among others.

The course targets future filmmakers, film technicians and other professionals from the industry. Screenings of select Indian and foreign films are part of the line up, while films like Richard Attenborough’s Gandhi will be discussed during the workshop, says a release.

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