Kerala State Chalachitra Academy to set up Flim & Television Institute

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Kerala State Chalachitra Academy to set up Flim & Television Institute

The Kerala State Chalachitra Academy is planning to set up a Film and Television Institute with state-of-the-art facilities in the capital.

Academy Vice-Chairman V.K. Joseph told that the proposed institute, which is estimated to cost around Rs.100 crore at the inception stage, will conduct full-time professional courses and short-duration courses for cineastes as well as those who are employed in film and television industry.

“The autonomous institute will be managed by a panel of eminent film-makers and representatives of the industry. We are planning a tie-up with the Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC) to utilise its facilities for giving on-hand training to students.

On striking a deal with the corporation, the studio and its premises in Thiruvallam can be converted into a campus and the land owned by the academy at the Kinfra Film and Video Park can be used for setting up ancillary units.

Technicians, directors, writers and artistes of mainstream cinema will be actively involved in the project,” Mr. Joseph said.

Short-Term Courses

An expert panel engaged by the academy for preparing a project report has proposed to conduct Short-Term courses in disciplines like direction, editing, acting, audiography and photography. The institute will have facilities for conducting academic studies and research on world cinema. Such pursuits will be done in association with universities in the country and abroad. Support of the Union government and agencies like the United Nations are expected for the project.

Instead of limiting the facilities of the institute for students, it has been proposed to conduct film appreciation courses for different sections of the public. The project report will be handed over to the government soon. The academy is planning to launch the project within a specified timeframe.