5-day Film Appreciation Course underway in Kohima
DIMAPUR — A five-day Film Appreciation Course, being organised by the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) in collaboration with the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), was inaugurated at the DIPR conference hall in Kohima on Monday.
At the inaugural programme, the joint director of IPR, Asangla Imsong, stated that the course is the last of the series of trainings conducted as part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and thanked the FTII for offering the training free of charge to the scheduled tribes of Nagaland to inculcate the culture of films among the people, according to a DIPR report.
Films are a powerful medium that transcends all boundaries, and the course is being held not only to appreciate films but also to gain an understanding of what goes into their production and the craftsmanship behind the magic that is created on the silver screen, she added.
The update mentioned that the course director, Niyaz Mujawar, is a National Film Award-winning filmmaker and a graduate of the prestigious FTII, Pune. It also mentioned that he served as the director of the feature film “Tajmal,” which won the 67th National Film Award for Best Film on National Integration in 2019 and also secured the Best Film award at the Indic Film Festival 2021.
Mujawar stated in his speech that films are more than just entertainment; they enlighten people. He also stated that various film genres will be showcased during the workshop.
The inaugural session was chaired by Avika Awomi, information assistant.