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Film Direction

“Filmmaking is a chance to live many lifetimes”. – Robert Altman

If you think you have that raw talent, love storytelling, you can push yourself beyond the ordinary, you daydream about a better cinema, but don’t know how to go about, then FFVA is that platform where you can do it all. We help you accelerate your journey into films.

Directing your film with a proper crew, writing and re-writing more stories, building characters, auditions with the actors, working closely with your cinematographer, location scouting and so much more…that’s how the industry works and that’s what you practice at FFVA.

Duration: 6 months
6 months diploma Course provides advanced training, who wants to enter filmmaking and explore the opportunities further

Curriculum

Time Spent with Faculty

336 hours

Time spent in production

2 projects

The 6 months course trains students in script writing, direction, cinematography and editing, while specializing in film direction.

The specialization allows the student to be the writer and director for a short film project, while the cinematography specialization students handle the camera.

Month 1

Creative thinking + Storytelling

Content rules. Brainstorming, ideation, characterizations are practiced rigorously so as to make you a creative professional and not only a technician.

Month 2

WRITING, EDITING & TECHNOLOGY

Intensive sessions are conducted for script writing. You will practice the art of writing, forming interesting situations, dialogue conversations and the BME of scenes. The beginning will be writing for a TVC. Parallel intense editing sessions will help you with better visualization. You will make your first TV commercial project as a team.

Month 3

Specialization

Once the content is ready, next follows formatting. Short film scripts, Spec scripts  & various script genres will be discussed. World’s best movie screenings will expand your thinking horizon. Direction students would learn about the 3P’s involved in filmmaking in a more intense manner.

Month 4

SCRIPT WRITING & CINEMATOGRAPHY

The faculty makes the students immerse in lots of screenplay writing for different genres. Students will have their different scripts ready to be pitched in the film industry. Along with writing & direction, knowledge in cinematography helps them visualize the idea in a more practical and efficient manner.

Month 5

Production

Auditions, Art work, Costume departments … all have to be supervised well by the director. You shoot your short film project as a writer & a director. The faculty guides you through the entire process.

Month 6

Completion & placements opportunities

Post-production of the project gets completed and preparations start for your placements in the industry. The FFVA placement cell works towards placing you as an assistant director/ creative head in the Film/ TV or ad film industry.

Faculty

The FFVA faculty comprises of chief technicians currently working in Indian film industry. Hence, the students are updated with
the latest industry events and technology and happenings.

4-faculty-keerthi

Film direction and editing are his strengths. Keerthi has been a part of the Indian film industry for over a decade. He started his career as a film editor and was associated with many big brands in the advertising world.  Being a good visualizer, he soon started directing ad films and corporate films & got associated with many Indian and International brands such as Philips, Deutsche Bank, Norwich. In 2014, he wrote & directed a Tamil feature film, ‘Oru Modhal, Oru Kadhal’ which was well received by the audience.

T G Keerthi Kumar
Founder & Director
1-faculty-aditi

Aditi has donned many hats in the field of writing. She started off as a research analyst and worked closely with the All India Radio, Delhi. Soon after that she started off as a journalist and got associated with names such as The Statesman and Times Group.

For over 8 years she has been associated with writing scripts for corporate films and ad films. She also did the script doctoring for a Tamil feature film, ‘Oru Modhal Oru Kadhal’.

Aditi Soni
Associate Director
5-faculty-pratib

Partib has been very closely associated with the Bollywood world for over 6 years. He worked as an associate director for Anand L Rai who directed ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, which was a blockbuster hit, along with few more. When he’s not filming in Bombay, he travels and directs corporate films and TV commercials for big names such as Nike and more. He also has a lot of government projects in his worklist.

Partib Dutta
Senior Instructor

Events

The film industry fraternity conducts regular workshops at FFVA. These workshops give an insight to students about “What the
industry needs” and also about the career prospects.

Careers

Job Opportunities

  • You will be an all-rounder with extensive knowledge about the core departments of filmmaking
  • After the course you will be working as an assistant director/ creative heads in film production houses, ad film studios or e commerce industry
  • FFVA also gives you the industry contacts, so that you can work as a freelance filmmaker

What you’ll graduate with

  • A diploma/PG diploma in direction
  • Showreel projects as a writer and director
  • Job placement in the industry

Fee & Dates

Six Months Diploma

Indian national

Rs. 4,00,000 plus tax

[payable as three installments]

Foreign national

$ 7000

[USD]

Dates

6 months diploma

Next batch commences on August, 2017

Are you a foreign national? Visit our page to learn more about the procedure for international students.
*A security refundable deposit of Rs. 10,000/- has to be paid in addition to the course fee, which will be refunded after completion of the course.

To learn more about our admission procedure

Guru Prasad

“I got placed in the film industry as an associate director for a feature film, under a reputed production house. The film which I made during my course earned the trust of my director”.

Guru Prasad
Film Direction graduate

Ramanath Sreeramula

“FFVA gave me a good exposure into how the film industry works. I also made good credible contacts in the film industry. Now I’m confident as a film director”.

Ramanath Sreeramula
Film Direction graduate

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