Film and Television Institute of India

The Film and Television Institute of India ( FTII ) is India's leading film and television school.


It was founded in 1960 in Pune at the former site of the studio closed in 1953 Prabhat Film Company as Film Institute of India. Since 1974 she is independent and is funded by the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. At the same time television training was included with the instigation of the national television Doordarshan. The FTII is a member of the international film Hochschulverband CILECT.


The film school offers three-year diploma courses in the emphasis Director, Editor, Camera and sound. In addition, there are two-year courses in acting, set design and animation, and one-year courses in screenwriting, video editing and other directions.

Ritwik Ghatak The director was Professor and 1966/67, Deputy Director of the university. His students included with the directors Mani Kaul, Kumar Shahani and Adoor Gopalakrishnan and cinematographer KK Mahajan important representatives of known as the New Indian Cinema in the 1970s artistic movement oriented filmmakers.

Among the graduates of the college include the directors Shaji N. Karun, Vidhu Vinod Chopra, Subhash Ghai, Mahesh Bhatt, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Santosh Sivan and Vimukthi Jayasundara; the actor Smita Patil, Shabana Azmi, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri and Kulbhushan Kharbanda as well as the film editor Renu Saluja.

The FTII produced two feature films: Mahesh Kaul Raakhi Raakhi (1969) and Jai Jawan Jai Vishram Bedekars Makan (1971).