Post Date: 22 Mar, 2019

FTII Announces Acting and Film Making Courses for Children During Summer Holidays.

For the third consecutive year in a row, children have a lot to look forward to from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) Pune this summer!

Short courses in Acting and Film Making have been announced.

A 15-day BASIC ACTING WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN of age 7-17 will be held from 7-21 May 2019 in two batches (forenoon and afternoon).

(a) Age 07 to 11 years – Morning batch (9.30 am to 1 pm)

(b) Age 12 to 17 years – Afternoon batch (2.30pm to 06 pm)

The Workshop aims to help kids shape their body language and improve their learning skills. It will familiarize them with a range of acting approaches, voice and speech modulations, and ways of using the multiple possibilities of the body and its flexibilities. They will be trained using a variety of theatre, martial and meditative practices to achieve this.

Course Director Devendranath Sankaranarayanan is a performance researcher, theatre practitioner, and acting coach. He holds a Master of International Performance Research from University of Warwick (UK), University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), and University of Helsinki/Tampere (Finland) with  Erasmus Mundus scholarship of European Union. He has earlier conducted FTII's acting workshops in Pune, Port Blair, Rangat (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) and Delhi.


A 7-day BASIC FILM ORIENTATION COURSE FOR CHILDREN of age 11-17 years is being organised in two batches ; May 7-13 and May 15-21.


The children will learn the basics of film making through Ideation, script writing, screenplay, script breakdown, storyboard, shoot planning, shooting, editing, adding title and exporting it as movie file.

Course Director Ritesh Taksande, who specialises in teaching film making skills to kids, has earlier conducted FTII's  Film Orientation Courses for Children in Pune, Patna, Rangat and Car Nicobar (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) and Rudraprayag  (Uttarakhand).

The Courses are only for children. Seats being limited, admission is first-come-first-served.

Last date for applying for both courses is 11 April 2019.Course details are available on or