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‘Roles of IPR department mufti-faceted, proactive’

By EMN Updated: Oct 17, 2022 9:45 pm

Dimapur, Oct. 17 (EMN):  Additional Director, department of Information & Public Relations (IPR), Dzüvinuo Theünuo, said to keep up with the fast-paced requirements of the 21st century, the roles of the department have become mufti-faceted and proactive.

The IPR official was addressing the inaugural programme of the five-day training on smartphone filmmaking held at the conference hall of the IPR directorate, Kohima, on Monday.

Theünuo said the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is conducting the training based on the good response received from the training conducted earlier by IPR department, an official report stated.

She said 10 years back it would have been hard to imagine that the department would be conducting such training courses, which gives an idea as to how fast technology is changing and how the department is also trying to keep up with the changing technology.

“Technology doesn’t wait for anyone but we must try to keep up with the pace, who better than the premier technology institution in India and globally acclaimed FTII resource person with vast experience to educate and train the upcoming generation interested in filmmaking in our state,” She said.

She said the department’s journey into the official way of filmmaking started way back in 2009 when it introduced its commissioned programmes.

She added that earlier Naga professionals who were interested in filmmaking in the state were professionally and technologically trained in video production and mass communication by DDK personnel through the IPR department, and opportunities were very limited.

Eventually, IPR was made the nodal department in film and IPR started engaging with the trained professionals. She mentioned that it was a path-breaking initiative to work with the youth of the state who were genuinely interested in making filmmaking, the report stated.

Course Director, Prof. Ajmal Jami, said that the FTII has come to engage with the trainees as everyone carries a smartphone in their pockets. He expressed enthusiasm to engage with the trainees and walk the path of filmmaking together and encouraged the trainees to be engaging and not to hesitate to get the best out of the training programme.

Registrar, FTII, Sayyid Rabeehashmi, said filmmaking is about creativity and that despite the tools one is using to make films, the most important aspect is creativity.He stated that FTII is for those people who want to tell their story and who want to make a movie but cannot due to lack of skills.

FTII, stakeholder depts. call on development commissioner

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Prof. Ajmal Jami speaking at the inaugural programme of smartphone filmmaking at DIPR conference hall on Monday.

The registrar, FTII, Sayyid Rabeehashmi, joint secretary, IDAN, Reny Wilfred along with officials from the Information & Public Relations and Technical Education departments called on the Development Commissioner, Amardeep S Bhatia on Monday.

According to an official report, the meeting was held to hold preliminary discussions about the prospect of FTII offering various courses in film making and related courses for film enthusiasts in the state by collaborating with educational institutes and concerned government departments.

“Deliberations were held at length regarding logistic arrangements, targeted group of students and trainees, course contents and feasibilities of offering short term as well as long term courses,” it stated. The meeting decided to further hold discussions with concerned stakeholders and take the project further.

By EMN Updated: Oct 17, 2022 9:45:27 pm
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