Franco Film Society is establishing an institute of cinema and television with 31 courses in the area of cinematography, script writing, editing, direction, sound engineering and other fields of film making.
The new institution will be offering the certificate courses like diplomas, undergraduate degrees, Post-graduate degrees and PhD programmes accredited by University of Mysore. The centre will be developed in 20 acres of campus with the state of the art as an ambience of Mini Film City.
“The films are medium that assemble the social values and principles. In current scenario, the knowledge and ideologies flow from the art of film,” said Aravind K A, novelist from France at foundation-stone laying ceremony of the Franco-Indian School of Cinema and Television, Mysuru at B N Bahadur Institute of Management Sciences on Friday.
“The social values and fundamentals are the strong materials for any film where it will cater those ideologies in most effective or aesthetic manner. This centre will be the hub for research scholars and aspirants from all over the world. The concept film institution is 30 year long dream which has seen foundation stone laying today”, he added.
Earlier M Philip Morice, University of Provence, France said, “This centre of cinema and television will witness the rich history of Indo-European film heritage where it will deal with building the knowledge and sharing the technology between two countries”, he added.
Chantal Fischer, Chief of Service, Cinema and Audiovisual Region PACA, France said, “France and India both have the rich history of producing films. This centre will act as a bridge between the two countries.”
Dr Tara Michael, Indologist, CNRL, France, Frederique Bianchi, Administration, Coordinator, FIFS, France, M Madhu Thyagarajan, Founder President, Director, FIFS, Prof K S Rangappa, Vice Chancellor, University of Mysore and others were present.