Post Date: 24 Dec, 2019

Weekend Course (Foundation Course in Screenplay Writing) on FTII, Pune campus from 08th Feb. to 12th April 2020

Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, under its Skilling India in Film & Television (SKIFT) initiative announces Weekend Course (Foundation Course in Screenplay Writing) on FTII, Pune campus.

Following are the details in this regard;

(1) Name of the Course: Foundation Course in Screenplay Writing

(2) Dates: 08th Feb. to 12th April 2020 (Only on Saturdays & Sundays)

(3) Timings: 10.00 am to 5 pm

(4) No. of participants: 18 (Course will be conducted only if minimum strength of 15 participants is reached)

(5) Age: Participants must be 18 years & above in age as on 01st Feb. 2020

(6) Educational Qualifications: HSC (12th pass). In exceptional case, even 10th pass is allowed.

(7) Nationality: Indian

(8) Venue: FTII, Pune

(9) Fees: Rs 37,170/- per participant (Course Fees is inclusive of GST)

(10) Mode of payment: Demand Draft to be drawn in favour of “Accounts Officer, Film & TV Institute of India, Pune”, and must be payable at Pune.

(11) Faculty Members: Ms Vaidehi Sancheti

(12) How to apply: Download the application form from FTII website. Fill – in the details, attach required Demand Demand Draft of Rs 37,170/- and deliver it in person or speed post to;

           Shri Milind Joshi,
           Advisor, Outreach,
           Film & Television Institute of India,
           Law College Road,
           Pune  411 004

so as to reach on or before 21st Jan. 2020 by 5 pm.”

        On envelope of application, at top left, please write “Application for Weekend Course (Foundation Course in Screenplay Writing)”. Incomplete applications & applications received after due date & time will be rejected

(13) Selection Criteria: All the applications will be presented to course screening committee. The screening committee will select the participants based on the merit of writing details submitted along with the application. However, course will be conducted only if the minimum strength of 15 participants is reached. Selected candidates would be communicated by email. Once admission is offered, it cannot be cancelled and course fees of all the selected candidates will be non – refundable, non – transferable, non – adjustable etc under any circumstances. Demand Drafts of non–selected candidates would be returned within 07 days after course commencement.

(14) Medium of Instructions: The medium of instruction would be mainly English and partly Hindi. Participants are expected to have adequate knowledge of English and/ or Hindi as regards to reading, writing & speaking.

(15) Certificates: All participants would be given participation certificate on successful completion of the course. Minimum 90% attendance is mandatory.

(16) Accommodation: Outstation participants may please note that, no accommodation would be provided or arranged. Participants need to make their own lodging & boarding arrangements.

(17) Queries: For any queries please contact Shri Milind Joshi, Advisor Outreach, FTII on

Concept Note

Screenplays are an important part right in the beginning of the Filmmaking process. But where do screenplays begin? How does an idea take form and evolve into a story? What makes a good story? How do we go about telling it in cinematic language?
This course will take you through this entire process of Idea to Story to Screenplay. Writing a story is a more intuitive process. Whereas, writing a screenplay is a blend of both art and craft of screen writing.
In this short course we will take you from having an idea to actually writing a screenplay for a short film. While we will learn the basic elements of the craft of screenplay writing for feature films. The course takes the new writer through the entire process of writing including defining a premise, a step outline, a treatment and then the actual screenplay.