About FTII

The Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) was set up by the Government of India in 1960, in the premises of the erstwhile Prabhat Studios in Pune.

The FTII Campus currently stands on the grounds of the erstwhile Prabhat Studio. Prabhat Studio was a pioneer in the business of filmmaking and shifted to Pune from Kolhapur in 1933. The archaic studios of the time, which were the production grounds for the films of Prabhat are still present and are being used at FTII. The old Studios of Prabhat are now heritage structures and FTII students continue to work at the world's oldest functioning film shooting studios.

The Legacy of Prabhat Studios

The present-day FTII campus was initially a land bought by the Prabhat Film Company way back in the year 1933. The company was founded in Kolhapur in 1929 and moved to Pune 4 years later. A stellar and pioneering film company of its time, it produced several important and iconic films such as Shejari, Sant Dyaneshwar and Sairandhri, which was the only colour film made by Prabhat. Such was the legacy of this iconic studio, that at the time, it was...



The Outreach department was created in the year 2012. The department collaborates with film schools across the globe and facilitates a dynamic exchange organizing student and faculty exchange and enrichment programmes. Students are encouraged to learn and exchange ideas thereby gaining knowledge in their respective specializations...


An academic journal of Film and Television Institute of India, Lensight includes discussions and articles on contemporary cinema, its history and aesthetics, as well as discussions on how digital media is affecting the way we relate to moving images. Lensight is published QUARTERLY...


Established in FTII campus in year 2001, Prabhat Museum is a must visit place when you come to FTII. Other than current activities in the campus, one can experience the heritage and legacy of Prabhat Film Company since its inception in 1931.  Placed in original building of historical Prabhat Studio, ‘The Museum’ is spread over 1000 sq ft area...


Radio FTII 90.4, a community radio station was inaugurated on Jan 29, 2007. Started in accordance with the Community Radio Policy of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, FTII was one of the very first applicants for setting up of a community radio station. The Community Radio went on-air through its trial broadcasting...





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