Following the footsteps of Education minister’s announcement that government is considering steps to make cinema part of school curriculum, KSFDC has announced a Film appreciation course. Instead of trying to institutionalizing film appreciation, we feel that such quality programs as KSFDC’s course would help serious lovers and students of cinema.
Discussions on the history and techniques of films which became milestones in the history of cinema and on films which rewrote history will figure in the course. P.K. Nair, former Director of the Pune Film Archives and former film appreciation course director of the Pune Film Institute, is the course adviser. Eminent personalities from the film field will take classes on various aspects of cinema. The course fee is Rs.4,000.
The KSFDC will meet the cost of boarding and arrange accommodation at low cost. The course will begin on May 10. Details can be had from Lenin Rajendran, Film Officer (Telephone 944774566, 2325325) or downloaded from the website http://www.ksfdc.org./ Application forms are available from the Kalabhavan and cinemas of the KSFDC in Thrissur, Kozhikode, Cherthala, North Paravur and Chittur on payment of Rs.100. [Month-long film appreciation course]