Course Description

The course is an introduction to film appreciation, film history, film analysis and film production – fiction and documentary - from concept to final film.

Course Abstract

The participants will be exposed to the history of cinema and the development of the cinematic language. They will be encouraged to analyze a few selected films and taken through the process of film making – fiction as well as documentary. There may also be specific sessions on the impact of cinema on society and the process of preserving film and film heritage. Finally, there will be an opportunity for the students to explore the avenues for further learning of the film craft.

Course Objectives

Enhance the participants understanding of cinema in all its dimensions including aesthetic, creative, communicative, industrial and commercial. The course will impart skills in contextualizing an audio visual work, grasping the impact of its diverse elements and understanding its import and impact on the society.

Learning Outcomes

The course aims to equip the student with an ability to engage with cinema deeply. It teaches the student to contextualize a film in its historical, social, aesthetic and technological perspective and then goes on to explain the language of pictures and sounds and the meaning created by their design, juxtaposition and sequencing. Finally it explores with the students the relationship between cinema and the society.


Screening of films, lectures accompanied with presentations, interactive discussions, assignment for completion outside the class.

Faculty Profile

Pankaj Saxena is a product of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. In a career spanning 3 decades he has held senior management positions including those of Vice President at Discovery Channel and Head of Programming at BBC. Besides making his own films and consulting major production houses - Pankaj teaches film and television at prestigious media institutes such as IP University, KIIT University and Asian College of Journalism. Currently, Pankaj is busy travelling across the country conducting Film Appreciation Courses as a part of Skilling Indian in Film and Television (SKIFT) initiative of the Film and Television Institute of India.

Guest Faculty

Sai Paranjape is an Indian movie director and screenwriter. She is the director of the award-winning movies Sparsh, Katha, Chasme Buddoor and Disha. She has written and directed many Marathi plays such as Jaswandi, Sakkhe Shejari, and Albel. The Government of India awarded Sai the Padma Bhushan title in 2006 in recognition of her artistic talents.

Who Should Take the Course?

Anyone interested in looking at cinema beyond the entertainment aspect and wanting to appreciate films for its genre, style and content.

Last Date to Apply

The last date to apply for Nagpur Film Appreciation Course was 20th Dec 2017. The date may please be extended as per following:

  • Online: 25th Dec 2017, 5 pm
  • Offline: 22nd Dec 2017, 5 pm (by submitting Demand Draft)
  • On the Spot: 26th Dec 2017, 10 am (can submit Demand Draft or Cash)

How to apply

Participants can apply ‘ONLINE’ or ‘OFFLINE’ or ‘ON THE SPOT’

  • Online: Transfer course fees of Rs 3,000/- through NEFT to G H Raisoni University, A/c No. 624205013500, IFSC: ICIC0006242, Bank: ICICI Bank. Please note the NEFT Transaction id. Take a print-out of application form from FTII website ( or G H Raisoni website (, fill-in all the details including NEFT Transaction id & sign the application form. Scan this application form and email it to Please note that no application form will be accepted without NEFT Transaction id and signature as stated above. Last date to apply online is 25th Dec 2017 by 5 pm.
  • Offline: Take print-out of application form from FTII website ( or G H Raisoni website ( Fill in all the details, attach required Demand Draft & speed post/ courier or deliver it in person to;
    Shri Gaurav Mundada,
    Marketing Executive,
    Global Education Ltd,
    3rd Floor, Usha Complex,
    345, Kingsway,
    Nagpur – 440001
    so as to reach on or before 22nd Dec 2017 by 5 pm On the envelope of application at the top left, please write “Application for Film Appreciation Course”. Incomplete applications and applications received after due date & time will be rejected.
  • On the Spot: Subject to availability of seats, participants can also register ‘on the spot’ on 26th Dec 2017 at the venue upto 10 am sharp by submitting an application form along with necessary Demand Draft or Cash. Please note that no registration will be accepted after 10 am.


26th Dec 2017 - 30th Dec 2017


5 Days


INR 3000/-

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