Filmmaking legends attend SRFTI convocation
Marking the 97th birth anniversary of Satyajit Ray, the 8th convocation of SRFTI was held on May 2. On the occasion, Saeed Akhtar Mirza, National award-winning director was present as the chief guest whereas Kumar Shahani, renowned filmmaker marked his presence as the guest of honour.
Both the legends were felicitated by the Director of SRFTI, Dr Debamitra Mitra. They conferred the diplomas to the graduates of the 11th batch of SRFTI. During the convocation, Mirza said, "Throughout the world, including India, there is an incredible amount of hyper-nationalism and hyper-patriotism. People are being judged about what they wear, what they drink, and what they eat; how much they love their country and hate it."
The valedictory speech was delivered by Shahani who remarked, "As an outcome of all that has been happening around the world, a new way of life will emerge very soon, not only in our country but across the globe. We will be able to fight together against the forces that divide people on the basis of class and religion."
Named after the legendary film maestro Satyajit Ray, SRFTI was established in 1995 and is emerging as a national centre of excellence which offers post-graduate programmes in the disciplines of cinema, electronic and digital media.
With state-of-the-art facilities, SRFTI provides a creative ambience and technology-oriented knowledge to inspire budding film-makers, TV show makers and new media content creators to build up their careers with an innovative language of artistic expressions.
On the auspicious occasion of 97th Birth Anniversary of Satyajit Ray, SRFTI declared to reach out to the children and common man in the area of acting and filmmaking literacy.
A foundation programme on screen acting for school students during summer vacation is going to commence from May 21 in the campus. SRFTI will also be reaching out to the different districts of West Bengal in the multi-disciplinary elementary programme in filmmaking and acting.