Pune: FTII launches film making course for autistic persons

Published: Jul 27, 2019, 20:08 IST | Chaitraly Deshmukh

FTII's first-ever course for persons with autism began at IIMC in New Delhi on Saturday

Pune: FTII launches film making course for autistic persons
Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune launched a film making course for persons with autism

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

10 young adults with special needs, all of them aspiring filmmakers, 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 on Saturday.

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The 10-day course in Smartphone Film Making opened with a video message by Sh Prakash Javadekar, Minister of I & B. The course has been conceptualized by Art Sanctuary, an NGO headed by Shalini Gupta which works with persons with special needs. 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.

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

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