Indian Film Academy - ifa has now taken up this ambitious project, which is named as Film Appreciation Yatra ! The aim of the project is to create awareness of film education on school and college level. ifa firmly believes in this and therefore decided and planned this unique Yatra, which will travel through all 32 districts of Maharashtra from August to December 2006, covering 50 major cities. This will be one-day film appreciation workshop and will be offered to colleges free of charge. Every college has to provide a hall with sound system. ifa shall bring teaching material, DVDs, projection system and screen. Mr Ashok Rane, Director of ifa who is a renowned film critic, writer and teacher of cinema will conduct the film appreciation workshop and an experienced projector operator will support him with technical assistance.
ifa has created a very precise and exclusive syllabus to give fare idea of film studies to film lovers who wish to improve their understanding of medium of cinema. The Film Appreciation can be described as a course that teaches, how to watch a film, how to appreciate it and to understand it in its totality as an art form. This one day package has 5 major topics -
1) History of cinema
2) Language of cinema
3) Kinds of films and various genres
4) Cinema and other traditional art forms
5) Practical of appreciation.
This is supported with screenings of primitive films, which includes world's first film that was made in 1895 in Paris, various short films, clippings of films from home and abroad and a feature film.
Announcement of the Film Appreciation Yatra will be made in the press conference in Mumbai on 3rd August, 2006. The Film Appreciation Yatra will begin its journey on 7th August 2006 from Nashik, a birthplace of Dadasaheb Phalke, the father of Indian cinema and a great visionary who was the first to underline the importance of film education for filmmakers, technicians and also for the cine-goers. The Yatra will then proceed further through 15 routes listed below to reach to its 50th destination Kolhapur, yet another city which has long and proud tradition of cinema.
The Film Appreciation Yatra, will be concluded by organizing a national seminar on film education - ' Film Literacy and Our Education System ' wherein renowned personalities from film industry, film academics, ministry, media, and university and government education department will participate. This will be held on 30th December 2006. ifa will present the detailed report of Yatra in the seminar, which will consist of views of students, teaching staff of colleges, local media and observations of Mr Ashok Rane.
DISTRICTS OF MAHARASHTRA