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Film Direction -Short Film making Workshop - Chennai Nov 30th-Dec 8th - 9 days - With Sudipto Acharyya

Sat, 30 Nov 2019 9:30AM - Sun, 8 Dec 2019 8:30PM
Rs 18900
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Workshop Objectives

expose the participants to the wide range of skills that Directors use to tell a Story

provide  Hands-on exposure in creating a Short Film

Key Takeaway

Develop Individual style & language to arrive at your distinctive  form of telling a Story 



Theory Lectures

Film viewing and analysis  discussion

Hands on Exercises , Practical sessions ,review & feedback

Film Screening of Masters of Cinema


Hands-on /Practical Exercises by each student




3 Shot Exercise

6 Shot Exercise

Long Take Demonstration

Group exercise

Short Film 5 to 7 minute duration -Idea, Story, Script,

Feedback and Mentoring on Hands on exercises

Review / feedback of Student exercises ,

Hands on mentoring of Students

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Course Director

Course Director

Course Director : Sudipto Acharyya  

Sudipto Acharyya has studied cinema at FTII Pune, with specialization in Direction and  Screenplay Writing(1997-2000). He has completed his MA in Film Studies from Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Sudipto has a long engagement with teaching Cinema in various institutions like Film and Television Institute Of India-Pune, Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute-Kolkata, Roop Kala Kendro(Kolkata), Kolkata Film & Television Institute and Center for Film & Television(Allahabad University). He is currently a Senior Faculty at Whistling Woods International-Mumbai.

His Diploma film HARBOUR LINE was part of NO MASALA TOURING FILM

FESTIVAL in Germany. It was exhibited at the Asia-Europe Short Film Festival-2007, Washington DC, organised by Indian Embassy.

His first independent production is Weekend Chill, a digital film made with crowd fund. 

He has directed several short films & one feature length film for television and other institutions. 

His recent academic papers on cinema were invited to conferences at film schools like Lithuania Music and Theatre Academy-Vilnius, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts-Chapman University, Witwatersrand University-Johannesburg and Bilgi University-Istanbul.      

He is part of an Artistic Research project involving BRICS nation that looks at social interstices with the help of cinematic practices.                  


Camera Equipment

Camera Equipment

Equipment made available to students for

Hands on exercises and Short Film –

3 Cameras & Gear

Sony ILCE mirrorless Cameras A-6400,6300


Lenses – Sony Zoom Lenses (18-105 mm)


ND Filters




Memory Card




Handheld Table pod - Manfrotto -Pixi Mini Evo


3 Laptops /Editing software


Details of Fees

Details of Fees

The Fees include the Workshop participation and the Camera equipment charges for the Hands-on on Exercises and the Short Film to be created 

The Fees do not include Food and Lodging expenses .

Accommodation  at additional cost

Limited accommodation available on 4 member sharing basis of Rs500/person/day

Food at additional cost  

Various Veg & Non Veg options available in the campus /Swiggy orderable option as well


Cholamandalam Artist village

Cholamandalam Artist village

Cholamandalam Artist village is the largest artist commune in India .It is credited for the Madras movement of Art and bringing modernism to India . Art Gallery includes Painting ,Sculpture ,Metal work and an open air theater.

Situated 5 Minutes away from the pristine beach .set amidst the Banyan trees it is a haven for Artists, Art lovers ,Art Critics.

The Cholamandalam Arts Village provides a artsy environment and the Chennai pristine beach enriches the learning experience , making the event truly memorable .


Map & Directions

Map & Directions
Cholamandal Artists Village E Coast Rd, Cholamandal Artists Village, Injambakkam, Palavakkam, Tamil Nadu 600115
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