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Priyadarshan: Film Institute focuses on technical aspects

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Published: Monday, August 1, 2011, 15:33 [IST]

Priyadarshan, the chairman of Kerala Chalachitra Academy, has very high hopes on the Film Institute, which is being established at Thiruvanthapuram. The producer has revealed that the work of the Institute will start within four months and it would focuses on the technical aspects of cinema.

Priyadarshan addressed the media at Thiruvananthapuram Press Club on Friday. The producer said, “Other than acting and direction, more focus will be given for technical side of film making. The concept is a Technology Institute. A detailed project would be submitted to the Government shortly."

He added, “There are about 300 private institutions, which provide coaching in acting and technical side of film making in Kerala. But none of them are under the control of Government. So the certificate they issue may not be acceptable in foreign countries as it does not carry the authenticity of Government approval. The Government Film Institute can solve this issue by giving proper training to its own students and supervising other film institutions."

Meanwhile, he said, “It is not possible to bring all affairs of cinema industry under one umbrella. So there lacks a monitoring agency in Malayalam film field. There needs a coordinated effort for providing infrastructure, safety in production field and more opportunity for youngsters to absorb film making techniques. Government should coordinate these things."

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