RV University To Host Film Appreciation Workshop

The last date to receive applications is June 22, 2022

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RV University’s School of Liberal Arts and Science in Bengaluru brings another certification course. ‘Appreciating Cinema’ is a 5-day Film Appreciation course leading to certification in Film Criticism and will be held from July 18 to 22, 2022, in the RV University campus on Mysuru Road. The course will be rolled out jointly by RV University in Bengaluru and the Indian Chapter of the International Federation of Film Critics (FI-PRESCI, India). 

The workshop is primarily designed to meet the needs of students, teachers and scholars interested in introducing film study activities in educational institutions. However, cinephiles, researchers, media practitioners, filmmakers, members of film society, critics, senior citizens, art enthusiasts and anyone above the age of 18 would find this equally useful and are eligible to apply for this course.

The last date to receive applications is June 22, 2022. Interested participants may contact Dr Debjani Halder, Course Coordinator on Film Studies and Film Making.

Eminent Film Director, Girish Kasaravalli well-known for his national and international award-winning Kannada movies and a filmmaker in the Indian parallel cinema movement will conduct a ‘Master Class’ on July 21, 2022 as part of this course. The topics covered in the ‘Appreciating Cinema’ course will include basics of cinema, a theoretical study of art and history of films as well as the development of cinema as a medium of art and communication. 

The objective of the course is to provide exposure to global classics that have changed the way films are made and viewed over the years. Elaborating on the nuances of the course, Indian national film award winning critic-author, Dr Piyush Roy, Professor and Founding Dean, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, RV University said, “this course helps in discovering the unstated in experimental narratives across genres. It also includes a discussion on gender and the way women are portrayed in cinema and perceived in society.” His academically acclaimed documentary, Pleasures Prejudice & Pride: An Indian Way of Filmmaking (2019), which was the focus of a multi-university global seminar screening tour across film and culture studies departments in the United Kingdom in 2019, will also have its first post-pandemic public discussion screening at the workshop.

Participants will also be introduced to the changing nature of film production and its evolving relationship with digital arts, classics, short-films and non-fiction films. There will be an exclusive segment on music in films and South Indian films apart from Bollywood cinema. Both Indian as well as international cinema will be used for critical analysis and study during the course.

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