Film and Television Institute of India Pune - Introduction

Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India for imparting training in film making and television programme production to both Indians as well as international students. The institute was established in the year 1960 at Prabhat Studio Premises in Pune. However, it started its courses in 1961.

FTII comprises of two wings-Film and Television. While the film wing of the institute started in the year 1961, the television wing of the institute commenced its function in 1971 at New Delhi. It relocated to Pune in October 1974.

The library of the institute contains huge collection of books and periodicals on various subjects connected with film-making, both Indian and Foreign. The institute also boasts of a Film Library, where films both Indian and foreign, besides the films produced by the students are kept.

The institute is also counted as one of the five prestigious film schools across the world that imparts proper film and television course with the government funding, and is member of renowned Centre International De Liasion Des Ecoles De Cinema Et De Television (CILECT). It has a governing council and a director, who is chosen by the later.

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