Yes, FTII has gone to dogs in last 10 years. Here is the list of the “dogs”

Posted: July 13, 2015 by moifightclub in cinema, News
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With students of Film and Television Institute Of India in no mood to compromise, the strike is still on. And looking at what the Government’s various mouthpieces (people, sites, channels) are shouting, this seems to be a clear cut strategy.

First, they can’t contest the fact that Gajendra Chauhan is not really a credential face for the FTII.

SO —> Second, since that’s not working and we can’t take control of the institute, let’s shut it down.

WHY? —-> Third, FTII is the heaven for drugs and debauchery. There is no focus on studies and the course. Anonymous posts are being circulated.

HOW? —> Fourth, so the Government is wasting “YOUR” tax money in a film institute where “naxalites and anti-government” people are having fun. It just doesn’t make any sense, right? Remember the stress on “your”. Yes, “your” tax money should be spent on MP/MLAs subsidised canteens and big statues.

Aha, what coincidence. And this is coming out from every mouthpiece. A pied piper says so, everyone repeats it.

At its core is a stupid mindset that still thinks “engineering” is the only reason that mankind exists. So Government should spend money on IITs only. And 100 other universities where nobody smokes or drinks or have never even heard of any kind smoking stuff. And yes, we must spend money on big big statues that will save us from every disaster.

Since art (and especially films which have the widest reach) is one of the strongest voice of dissent, why spend money on people who will raise their voice against us? Why feed them? And what is the use of a camera anyway, other than clicking a selfie, right? For that you don’t need to run a film institute.

Aha, myopia at its worst.

Not surprising that the few voices which are supporting the idea that FTII should be privatised are the ones who run their own private institutes who charge such exorbitant fees that most can’t even afford. In such a scenario, FTII/SRFTII is the only hope for many who want to get into arts. In terms of quality, almuni and the credential, those private institutes are light years behind FTII. It’s not only a premiere institute in the country, but is easily among the best in the world. It would be a really sad scenario if just for selfish political mileage the institute will be harmed in anyway.

Also, those who are claiming that since bollywood makes so much money, why should Governement run it. Well, FTII is NOT bollywood. Indian Cinema is NOT just bollywood. Get up from your troll account, google, learn what it is about.

As far as the claims about FTII gone to dogs in last 10 years, so it should be shut down, well, we have tried to compile the list of those “dogs” who have got some kind of national/international claim in the last few years. We are sure this is not a complete list, and we must be missing many here. Do keep adding the names in the comments section. And remember, this is just last 10 year list.

It takes years to build an institute of such repute. It takes one bad decision to kill it all.

2004
Nice Girls – by Nimisha Pandey Best Documentary Film Award – 0110 Digital Film Festival, New Delhi, 2004
Ek Aakash – by Sudhakar Reddy Special Mention Award – 3rd International Film Festival, Argentina,

Special Jury Award, 51st National Film Award 2003

Baba Pagla – by Ramesh Birajdar Best Audiography, 51st National Film Award 2003
Mangali – by Shilpi Das Gupta Special Mention for Innovative Direction, 51st National Film Award 2003
2005
Girni – by Umesh Kulkarni

Cinematography by Manoj Lobo

Best Short Film Award, Govt. of Maharashtra, 2005

Best Non-Feature Film, 52nd National Film Awards 2004

Best Cinematography Award, 52nd National Film Awards 2004

Dwijaa – by Pankaj Purandare Best Film on Social Issues, 52nd National Film Awards 2004
Kshya Tra Ghya – by Amit Dutta

Audiography by Vivek

Special Jury Mention, 52nd National Film Awards 2004

Best Audiography Award, 52nd National Film Awards 2004

Cradle Song – by Nimisha Pandey 1) Best Short Fiction Film, 52nd National Film Awards 2004
Saanjh – by Jasmine Kaur 1) Best Film on Family Welfare, 52nd National Film Awards 2004
Sukravarsh Aakash – by Emmanuel Palo 1) First Prize of EADS AIRAET, Germany, 2005
Amachi Kasauti – by Rrihu Laha 1) Best TV Documentary, IBDA          Awards, Dubai

2) Best Student Film, INR 10,000

2006
Closer – by Anmol Bhave ‘Rajat Kamal’ Award for Best Audiography, 53rd National Film Awards, 2005
Voices Across The Ocean – by Ganesh Gaikwad ‘Swarna Kamal’ Award for Best Direction, 53rd National Film Awards, 2005
Parsiwada Tarapore Present Day – by Paramvir Singh ‘Rajat Kamal’ Award for Best Cinematography, 53rd National Film Awards, 2005
Chabiwali Pocket Watch – by Vibhu Puri

Anay Goswamy

Best Feature at IBDA Awards, Dubai 2005

Special Kodak Award for the director at the 13th International Film School Festival, Poland

Special Jury Award for the director Vibhu Puri, 53rd National Film Awards, 2006

Winner, Asia Pacific Kodak Filmschool Competition, 2006

Best Cinematography award in the ‘Emerging Filmmakers’ section, Cannes Film Festival:

2007
Kramasha – by Amit Dutta

2009

Kramasha – by Savita Singh

Kramasha – by Ajit Singh Rathore

2007

“GOLD MIKELDI FOR FICTION” by the International Jury of the 49th edition of the Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Films, Spain

2008

Golden Conch, MIFF, 2008

2009

Rajat Kamal and cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- for Best Cinematography in 55th National Awards

Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/-  for Best Audiography in 55th National Awards

Bhanga Ghara, Nilanjan Datta Silver Lotus, Best film on Environment, 55th National Film Awards (Awarded in 2009)
2008
Chasing Angelina Jolie – by Saurav Dey Best Student Documentary (Golden Trophy), Indian Documentary Producers Association, Mumbai
Udedh Bun – by Siddhartha Sinha Silver Bear, 58th Berlin International Film Festival, Berlin, 2008

Rajat Kamal and Cash Prize of Rs. 50,000/- to the Director for Best Short Fiction in 55th National Awards

Haravalele Indradhanushya – by Dhiraj Meshram 1) Silver Conch, MIFF, 2008

2) Best Short Fiction Film (Golden Trophy) and Best Screenplay (Silver Trophy), Indian Documentary Producers Association, Mumbai.

Undertakers – by Emmanuel Palo Silver Conch, MIFF, 2008
Three of Us – by Umesh Kulkarni

Shariqua Badar Khan Cameraperson

2008:

Grand Prix Grimstad , 2500 Euro,Norwegian Short Film Festival

Best Documentary and Trophy, 16th Curtas Vila Do Conde International Film Festival, Portugal.

Best Documentary Award, Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival – Curta Cinema 2008

Grand jury prize, signe de nuit, France

PATTON award for Best Indian Film, 6th Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival, Kolkata.

2009:

6th Competitive We Care Filmfest  2009, New Delhi  First Prize (Mentally Challenged Category)

2010:

Best Direction – SWARNA Kamal and Rs 1,00,000/- to the Director, 56th National Awards 2008

Best Cinematography – Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- and Adlabs Mumbai, 56th National Awards 2008

Narmeen – by Dipti Gogna HBO Short Film Competition Jury Award and cash prize of $2,500, 5th South Asian International Film Festival 2008, New York.

Best Director Award of a cash prize – $1,000, Whistling Woods International Students Film Competition Live Action

(Short Film) During 7th Pune International Film Festival, Pune.

Jury Award for Best Short Film at the 7th annual Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles

2009:

Gold Award for ‘Excellence in Short Fiction’ (Professional category) in Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA)

Best Short Film Award at ‘Bollywood and beyond’ Indian Film Festival, Stuttgart, Germany 09

Jury Special Mention Award for Section – “Children World” in 7th edition of the International Short Festival ‘Salento Finibus Terraein’, Italy.

Gold Award for ‘Excellence in Sound Design’ (Fiction) in Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA) – Manik Batra

2010

Best Music Direction Award – Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/-, 56th National Awards 2008 – Vipin Mishra

PATTON AWARD for the Best Indian entry 8th Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival, Kolkata – November 1 to 5, 2010

2009
Dhin Tak Dha – Saikat Ray 1) Gold Award for ‘Excellence in Editing’ (Fiction) in Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA).
Swayambhu Sen Foresees his End – by  Debashish Medhekar 1) Certificate for Merit for Best Short Fiction’ (under 30 minute) in Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA).
In Transit – by Arunima Sharma 1) ‘Silver Award’ for ‘Best Documentary’ (30 min.) in Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA)
Who Thought of the Little Boy  – Devendra Golatkar 1) Gold Award for ‘Excellence in Cinematography’ in Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA)
Take Off – by Collin D’Cunha Koenig Ludwig Trophy for Best Beer Advertisement, Munich 2009
Echoes of Silence –  by Zubin Garg – Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- for Best Music Direction Award in 55th National Awards
Aadmi ki Aurat Aur Anya Kahaniyan (The Man’s Woman and Other Stories) – by  Amit Dutta 1) Special Mention in the competition section of Horizon (Orizzonti Section) – 66th Venice International Film Festival held from 2nd to 12th September, 2009
Turbulence – Cinematography by Rangoli Agarwal Best Film / TV Feature – Ibda’a Awards, Dubai, 2009
Gaarud – Umesh Kulkarni

Deepu S. Unni, Cameraman

Lipika Singh Darai Sound

PATTON award for Best Indian Film, 7th Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival, Kolkata.

Sharing Best Film : Short Fiction (Under 30)- Gold, Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA) 2009, Mumbai

2010

Golden Conch (cash award of Rs. 3 Lakh/-, MIFF, 2010)

Sharing Best Film : Short Fiction (Under 30)- Gold, Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA) 2009, Mumbai

Best Cinematography – Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- and Adlabs, Mumbai – 57th National Awards 2009.

Best Audiography for Re-recordist (final mixed track) – Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/-. – 57th National Awards 2009

Thread – Lilium Leonard Best Short Film Rs. 25,000/- 8th Third Eye Asian Film Festival, Mumbai
2010
The Watch Clinic / Ghadyalancha Dawakhana – by Vikrant Pawar Best Film Award of a cash prize – $2,000, at Whistling Woods International Students Film Competition Live Action (Short Film) during 8th Pune International Film Festival, Pune – 7th to 14th Jan. 2010

2011

Best Film for 1st Pune Shot Film Festival 2011

Certificate – Special Mention for 17th International Children’s Film Festival – Golden Elephant, Mumbai 2011

Trip – by Emmanuel Palo Best Scientific Film – Rajat Kamal and Cash Prize of Rs. 50,000/- each to the Producer and Director, 56th National Awards 2008
Stations – by Emmanuel Palo

Manoj Kannoth, Editor

Short Fiction Film – Rajat Kamal and Cash Prize of Rs. 50,000/- each to the Producer and Director, 56th National Awards 2008

Best Editing – Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/-, 56th National Awards 2008

When This Man Dies – Jayakrishna Gummadi, Cameraman Best Cinematography – Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- and Filmlab, Mumbai, 56th National Awards 2008
Ekti Kaktaliyo Golpo – Tathagata Singha Sharing Best Debut Non-feature Film of a director – Rajat Kamal and Cash Prize of Rs. 37,500/- each to the Producer and Director. – 57th National Awards 2009.
Vaishnav Jan Toh…. – Kaushal Oza Sharing Best Debut Non-feature Film of a director – Rajat Kamal and Cash Prize of Rs. 37,500/- each to the Producer and Director. – 57th National Awards 2009.

Best Student Film : Short Fiction – Gold – Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA) 2009, Mumbai

Vilay – Umesh Kulkarni

Nitika Bhagat, Cameraman

Best film award in the 14th Thai Short Film and Video Festival, Thailand held on August 2010.

Special Mention – Certificate only – 57th National Awards 2009.

Reflections – Swati Khatri Special mention of the Jury – 8th Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival, Kolkata – November 1 to 5, 2010
The Light and her Shadows – Avinash Arun Best Cinematography – Short Fiction – Gold, Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA) 2009, Mumbai
Chaatak (Waiting for Rain) – Reema Borah Best Film : Short Fiction (Over 30) – Special Mention – Indian Documentary Producers’ Association (IDPA) 2009, Mumbai
2011
Come and See (playback) – Tathagata Singha Indo Canada Student Innovation Award 2011 (ICSIA), Mumbai
Shyam Raat Seher – Arunima Sharma

Murli G., Cameraman

Best Direction award with Swarna Kamal and cash prize of ` 1,50,000/- 58th National Film Awards

Best Cinematography award with Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- each to the processing laboratory – Film Lab, Mumbai – 58th National Film Awards 2010.

Kal 15 August Dukan Band Rahegi – Pratik Vats Best Short Fiction award with Rajat Kamal and Cash Prize of Rs. 50,000/- each to the Producer and Director – 58th National Film Awards 2010
Urnanaabh – Zalina Gamat

Jigmet Wangchuk, Cameraman

Silver Trophy for ‘Excellence in Short Fiction’ (Student category) – IDPA Awards 2010

Kodak Film School Cinematography National Competition 2011

Airawat – Renu Savant Special Jury Mention in 4th International Short and Documentary Film Festival of Kerala 11.

Special Mention Certificate only for 59th National Awards in 2011

Blue Palace – Mahavir Sabannavar, Audiographer Best Sound Design Award – NO LIMITS FILM FESTIVAL, Sheffield, UK
Memories – Ms. Gayatri Joshi Silver Trophy for ‘Excellence in Animation’ (Student) – IDPA Awards 2010
Utsav – Animation Student group project Special Jury Mention – IDPA Awards 2010
1, 2 – Prantik Basu

Gautam Nair, Audiographer

PATTON award for Best Indian Film, 9th Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival, Kolkata

Technical Awards in Camera Gold and Sound Silver 4th Cut.In Students’ Video Festival, Mumbai 2011

2012

Indian Jury Award i.e. Cash Award of Rs. 2,50,000/- in the Indian Competition in the 12th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films (MIFF -2012)

Best Audiography for with Rajat Kamal and a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- for 59th National Awards in 2011

Open Café v2.5 – Naveen Padmanabhan

Sylvester Fonseca, Cinematographer

Gold Award in Documentary category and for Sound Gold and Camera Silver in Technical Awards in 4th Cut In Students’ Video Festival, Mumbai 2011

Best Cinematography for Whistling Woods International Student Film Competition (a section of the Pune International Film Festival (PIFF), 2012

2012
Shankarnama – Nikhil Mullay Best Sound for Whistling Woods International Student Film Competition (a section of the Pune International Film Festival (PIFF), 2012
Rizwan – Deepti Khurana

Cinematographer – Akash Agrawal

Special Jury Mention at 5th International Short and Documentary Film Festival of Kerala held from 8th to 12th June 2012

Cinematography award in the Diploma Section in Fujifilm – Indradhanush Film School Competition 2012

Prabhat Nagari Film 1 – Aman Wadhan

Cinematographer – Srijit Basu

Special mention in Student Non fiction category for Prabhat Nagari in 11th IDPA award in Mumbai (2015)

Cinematography award in the Fujifilm – Indradhanush Film School Competition 2012

Kaun Kamleshwar – Camera: – Rangoli Agrawal

Dir: Anurag Goswami

specially acknowledged films by the jury members in the Fujifilm – Indradhanush Film School Competition 2012

Satyajit Ray Foundation’s short film award, held in conjunction with London Indian Film Festival, 2013.

Moon Stars Lovers –

Cinematographer: G. Balakrishna Sharma

specially acknowledged films by the jury members in the Fujifilm – Indradhanush Film School Competition 2012
Afterglow – Kaushal Oza Patton Award for the Best Indian Film at 10th Kalpanirjhar International Short Fiction Film Festival, Kolkata held from November 1 to 5, 2012.

BEST FILM ON FAMILY VALUES award with RAJAT KAMAL and Rs. 50,000/- each to the Director and Producer – 60th National Film Awards

Chumbak – Gaurav Shimpi Special Jury Award in the Kyoto International Student Film and Video Festival scheduled from 17th to 23rd November 2012.
The Elephant, From the Bridge (Dir Abhilash Vijayan) 2nd Best Documentary film, 3rd Best Director and 2nd Best Editor award in 1st Smita Patil Short Documentary Competition, 2012.
11 Minutes (Dir Karma Takapa) Best Director award in 1st Smita Patil Short Documentary Competition, 2012.
2013
Allah is Great – Dir. Andrea Lannetta Special Jury Mention – Coming Stars Panorama in 5th Jaipur International Film Festival 2013

SPECIAL MENTION – 60th National Film Awards

2nd Best Film in Dubai International Film Festival (Shorts Section) with a prize money of AED 25,000.

Kaatal – Dir. Vikrant Pawar

Abhimanyu Dange, Cameraman

Kaatal – Dilip Kumar Ahirwar, Sound

BEST SHORT FICTION award comprising RAJAT KAMAL and Rs. 50,000/- cash each to both Director and Producer (FTII) – 60th National Film Awards

Best Student Film Award in International Film Festival of Fiji 2013.

BEST DIRECTION with SWARNA KAMAL and Rs.1,50,000/-  cash – 60th National Film Awards

Best Direction in Fiction in 1st NSFA & SFFI, 2013.

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY award with RAJAT KAMAL and Rs. 50,000/- cash each to cameraman and laboratory (Cash Component to be shared between films)

2014:

Best Short Fiction film with Golden Conch trophy and Rs. 500,000 cash prize (Rs 300,000 for the Director and Rs 200,000 for the producer – FTII) in 13th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short & Animation Films (MIFF) 3rd to 9th February 2014.

Best Sound Recordist with Rs. 1,00,000/- and certificate in 13th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short & Animation Films (MIFF) 3rd to 9th February 2014.

After Glow – Dir. Kaushal Oza BEST FILM ON FAMILY VALUES award with RAJAT KAMAL and Rs. 50,000/- each to the Director and Producer – 60th National Film Awards
Man from Maldeo – Dir. Ruchir Arun Special Jury Award in Non-Fiction in 1st NSFA & SFFI, 2013.
The Donkey Fair – Dir. Rakesh Shukla Best Documentary award in 3rd Smita Patil International Film Festival 2014 organized by Arogya Sena Co-organizer SYS.with prize rs10,000/- and certificate

Best Cinematography in Non-Fiction in 1st NSFA & SFFI, 2013

2015:

Best Documentary award in 3rd Smita Patil International Film Festival 2014 organized by Arogya Sena Co-organizer SYS.with prize rs10,000/- and certificate.

The Drowning Song – Dir. Sandhya Daisy Sundaram Best Music Video in 6th International Documentary and Short Film Festival in Kerala.
Black O’ Whyte – Dir. Jithindas C.H. and Sibin Anto M. Best Animation Film in 6th International Documentary and Short Film Festival in Kerala

Best Director for animation award in 2nd National Students Film Awards at SRFTI, Kolkata .27th feb to 3rd march 2014.

Kaun Kamleshwar – Dir. Anurag Goswami Satyajit Ray Foundation’s short film award, held in conjunction with London Indian Film Festival, 2013.
Dwand – Dir Abhilash Vijayan

Sahil Bhardwaj, Camera

Best Short Film in Ladakh International Film Festival 2013.

Best Cinematography Award in 13th International Student Film Festival Písek 2013, Czech Republic.

Firdous – Dir. Tushar More Best Cinematography Award in Kodak India Film School Competition 2013.

2015:

Special mention in Student fiction category for Firdous in 11th IDPA award in Mumbai

Best Direction Category in Samyak Short Film Festival, Pune.

That Elephant from the Bridge – Dir. Abhilash Vijayan) Documentary Gold at Cut.In National Student Film Festival 2013 at Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Best Documentary Award at Kolhapur International Film festival, 2013.

2014
Chidiya Udh – Dir. Pranjal Dua

Gautam Nair Audiographer

BEST DIRECTION award with SWARNA KAMAL and Rs.1,50,000/- cash – 61st National Film Awards 2013

BEST AUDIOGRAPHY award with RAJAT KAMAL and Rs. 50,000/- cash – 61st National Film Awards 2013

Mandrake! Mandrake! – Dir. Ruchir Arun

Kavin Jagtiani, Cameraman

Special Mention Fiction (10 to 30 min) in 2nd National Students Film Awards at SRFTI, Kolkata 27th feb to 3rd march 2014

BEST SHORT FICTION award comprising RAJAT KAMAL and Rs. 50,000/- cash each to both Director and Producer (Director, FTII) – 61st National Film Awards 2013

2015:

Silver medal in Student Fiction category for Mandrake Mandrake in 11th IDPA award in Mumbai

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY award with RAJAT KAMAL and Rs. 50,000/- cash each to cameraman and laboratory

Things Missing – Karan Singh, Editor (TV course film, dir : Samar Ali Warsi) Best Editing Non-fiction (shared) in 2nd National Students Film Awards at SRFTI, Kolkata .27th feb to 3rd march 2014.
Makara – Susmit Bob Nath, Sound (dir. Prantik Narayan Basu) Best Sound Design Fiction (10 to 30 min) in 2nd National Students Film Awards at SRFTI, Kolkata 27th feb to 3rd march 2014
Sonyacha Amba – Dir. Govind Raju Specail Award for IDPA Award for the best student film with IDPA Trophy and Rs. 1,00,000/-in 13th Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short & Animation Films (MIFF) 3rd to 9th February 2014.
Makhi – Dir. Umesh Kulkarni Best Short Film – Fiction in SIGNS 2014 – John Abraham National Awards 28th May to 1st June 2014
Aisa Nahin Hua Tha Tahira –
Dir. Rajula Shah
Cinema Experimenta – Fiction in SIGNS 2014 – John Abraham National Awards 28th May to 1st June 2014
Thutse Kyume – Dir. Takapa Karma Jury Special Mention – Fiction in SIGNS 2014 – John Abraham National Awards 28th May to 1st June 2014
A Dream Animal – Dir. Sanyukta Sharma

Pinak Agte

Susmit Bobnath

Jury Special Mention – Fiction in SIGNS 2014 – John Abraham National Awards 28th May to 1st June 2014

2015:

Best Director for A dream Animal in 3rd NSFA pune

Best Audiography for A dream Animal in 3rd NSFA Pune

Best Sound Design for A dream Animal in 3rd NSFA, Pune

Mukhabir – Manoj Nitharwal Best Student Film Award in International Film Festival of Fiji 18th to 28th July 2014.
Roots -Antara Anand, Film ‘Roots’ – 2nd Prize (Shared) – Non Fiction

Prize consists of – A cheque of Rs. 15000/-, Certificate & a Memento.

Glass-Naveen Padmanabha Film ‘GLASS’ – 1st Prize – Fiction

Prize consists of – A cheque of Rs. 20000/-, Certificate & a Memento.

Sahara Rider -Devendra Meher Film ‘Sahara Rider’ – 2nd Prize (Shared) – Non Fiction Prize consists of – A cheque of Rs. 15000/-, Certificate & a Memento.
2015
Renu Savant- Aaranyak

Vijay Kalmakar

Best Short Fiction Film award at Asian Film FestivalThird Eye Mumbai , 2015.

Best Film Aaranyak in 3rd NSFA Pune

Best Direction for Aaranyak in 62nd National film Award in non feature film category. . Swarna Kamal and 1.5lakh cash prize

Best Editor for Aaranyak in 3rd NSFA pune

Song we Wrote- Sandhya sundaram BEST AUDIOGRAPHY category Audiographer :- Sumit Kuhate in live action competition in 13th Pune internation Film Festival.
Tushar Kharalkar – Sadabahar Brass Band (Dir: Tushar More) Best Art and Production Design for Sadabahar Brass Band in 3rd NSFA in pune
Return to innocence – Dir: Deepanjan Laha Gold medal in Student animation category for Return to Innocence  in 11th IDPA award in Mumbai
Seek & Hide, Manoj Nitharwal Special mention with certificate in 62nd National film award in non feature film category for Seek and Hide.

New York Indian Film Festival (OUTSIDE)  Best short film

Comments
    • Rajesh says:

      Don’t tom tom these awards. We know how valuable and important they are. We know their reality. Most of these films are atrocious and of very little artistic significance. Some of them are even juvenile.

      Cut the crap. Here is the stark and naked fact.

      FTII students and alumni have made no important cinematic breakthroughs in more than five decades of its existence and in spite of the generous patronage of the Government of India in funding and promoting the art house ‘geniuses’.

      Today Indian Art House cinema is not recognized as a brand, Bollywood is. Filmmakers from smaller nations who got into filmmaking much later have made a serious impact and their arthouse cinema is recognized the world over for its distinctiveness and unique cinematic quality. We have heard about Iranian, Thai , Korean, Turkish, Serbian, Kazakh, and even Vietnamese arthouse cinema, but not Indian cinema. Even in Indian film festivals none bothers about them. Indian panorama films at IFFI are the least watched lot.

      And what has art house cinema got to do with the administration of a film school? What do the big names bring to the table? You talk of inspiration. That’s bullshit. Why the big ‘inspiring’ alumni of FTII are not willing to become the visiting faculty? That’s how you inspire students the best. The meetings of the GC take place once or twice a year and the chairperson of GC does not even have to meet the students. Why do we have this hullaballoo and for what?

      If it’s ‘saffron’ vs. ‘red’ war, it’s all politics and has nothing to do with the academic and administrative or funding issues. So, if the students want to make it a Stalin vs. Yudhisthir and Mainstream Cinema vs. Arthouse Cinema bttleground, the whole scenario changes. If they want to be pawns in this political chess game, they should say good-bye to their studies and career. We must not allow the parasitical Commie or Congi stranglehold over academia to continue. The nation cannot afford it.

      And what inspiration the likes of Mahesh Bhatt provide pray I may ask? He proudly proclaims that filmmaking is all about making money. Ask him why did he not produce a film of Adoor or Jahanu? Why do these ‘art house’ doyens have to scrounge for funds and look to the GOI, and its ministries for help? And Bhatt can at most inspire students to become moneymaking FILMFAKERS. He purloins ideas and uses them lock, stock, and barreled in his films. He can only spawn a generation of filmfakers with that kind of inspiration.

      You have in your faculty guys like Anjum who has not written a single original script in his life. You should be worried about that. And here is another one. Most of the so-called much celebrated doyens of art house cinema and FTII pass outs were merely ‘arthouse’ and ‘festival film’ fakers. They have made no mark on the cinema of India or Asia, keep aside the world. They are bad copycats too. Can you imagine, in 50 years of its existence, the FTII has not produced one genuine filmmaker? And the nation has spent millions in training and funding these parasites.

      And look at what are they doing? They have become elitist. A true student of cinema will never degrade an actor, even if he has done a few B grade films and a popular TV series. Adoor shamelessly talks shit about Gajendra and his films. That shows how deep is his understanding of art.

      If you are a student, note it down in your personal diary of quotes: Every kind of cinema has artistic validity. From TV soap operas to porn films to Ray’s cinema. You should be humbled before the vast repertoire of film art. You dare not look down upon any of it.

      Those who are opposing a ‘TV and ‘B’ Film’ actor and questioning his credentials are exactly doing that, sitting in judgment, showing off an elitist mindset. There is something seriously wrong with the people who are doing it. They cannot be true artistes, no way. They are elitist pretenders, the slumdogs who seem to take pride in being a rich man’s poodle.

      Adoor, Resul, and bigmouths like Shotgun Sinha and media savvy turncoat like Kher should be ashamed of making the kinds of statements they have made against Gajendra Singh’s credentials. Then there is this bastardised politician, a minion of Sonia, who has made some derogatory references too.

      Trust me, Gajendra Singh has had far better reputation as an individual and as a professional within the industry compared with this lot. He may not be as successful as them, but none can question his professional integrity and character. He is a well-meaning good man and you need someone like him. He is certainly not a self-server.

      He has the guts to own what he has done. Babbar, Puri, Kher, and the rest cannot even do that. All of them have done B and C grade films. And someone like Bhatt will even try to peddle a lie about having been born a ‘bastard’ to seek media attention. Most of these big names are self-serving devious fellows, full of shit and lies. You can never trust them. Take it from me, they are not men of character and they can only serve their self-interest and super-bloated egos and not FTII.

      I heard that some students were very excited to learn that Bachchan’s and Rajnikant’s name was also in the reckoning. So they want celebrities to head FTII. What for? Giving autographs is the first job on the list of jobs to be performed as a GC chairperson or what?

      • Aditya Singh says:

        Simply Brilliant Rajesh.. ! Too good…

      • bhushan says:

        Now that’s a sound slap n a great reply. All the points r true. Simone who ridicules sumones stature n doesnt allow his work to be shown is the most degraded artiste.

        There r thousands of film festivals n listing 15-20 winners in 10 years shows the insecurity of ftii goons. N what pathetic crap r several if those…copy frame by frame of sum international directors!

        Ftii is not Bollywood! So why is it sporting strikes n demeaning of n artiste? Sanjay leela bhnsali..David dhwan r what ppl know..why don’t protest against ram chahe leela chahe…n and lagale…is this what u are taught? Besides, drugs n hollow arrogance?…

        Pity to c sum whistling woods awards in the list! Lot more brilliant ppl cud be been in ftii if not for strikes, groupism n violence in ftii. No admissions for years!

        I can go on n on…but don’t want to do it to a legacy of grt shantaram..who made grt patriotic movies…which is old fashioned for ftii!!!

  1. recaptured says:

    Reblogged this on Amit's Blog.

  2. komal says:

    Win you will, keep the spark alive, fight your cause, you are speaking for the progeny!

  3. S C says:

    are these films available on youtube?

  4. Meera says:

    Absolutely with you on this!!! ‘what the government is trying to do in FTII is “Thought control”

  5. rajkummar rao, national award, for shahid

  6. no_mood_for_bollywood says:

    Thanks! Your list inspired me to make a collection at one place of all the films on this list I could find online: https://ftiishortfilms.wordpress.com

    Whatever notable films I can find made by FTII students/alums, I will keep updating the blog accordingly. Please come visit!

  7. Ajay Yadav says:

    Hi dear who ever made this list Pls. Add dialouge film “NIGHT WALK” Directed by Ravi Davala,Cinematography by Amulya Chandra – Best Cinematography Award in Kodak India Film School Competition 2012.

    Pls. mention name of Cinematography Student
    Ansar Sha – Best Cinematography Award in Kodak India Film School Competition 2013.
    Film – Firdos,Directed by Tushar More

    Amit Kumar -Best Cinematography in Non-Fiction in 1st NSFA & SFFI, 2013
    The Donkey Fair – Dir. Rakesh Shukla

  8. Manoj Sharma says:

    Yeti
    Directed by Abhijit Mazumdar
    Acting diploma of Anurag Mishra, Atmaja Pandey, Manoj Sharma, Pratik Rathod and Yashasvi Mishra

    Screened in 32nd Torino Film Festival 2015 under Onde(Waves) section:A non-competetive section for films with new grammar. Only Indian film to be selected in the festival.

  9. Kamal says:

    I’m an IIT student too and there’s all kinds of wonderful “stuff” floating around here too.
    Drinking (or encouragement of the same) is a problem, really? How about this – the cheapest rum you can get in India is at a military canteen.
    I remember visiting FTII campus with a friend back in 2011, and the whole culture there, the so-called debauchery notwithstanding, was simply fantastic.

  10. What sort of repute you are talking about what are your rankings? FTII is nothing more than a vocational institute. Now you will say we cleared this exam and some screening shit then what? Clearing an exam doesnt make you eligible to run the whole administration. You guys are nothing but a bunch of self proclaimed intellectuals and most of the film festivals you have won awards at I do not consider them something to be very proud of. And on the issue of drinking and drug and ghanza consumption – nobody does that sitting right in front of their department building. Show me a single evidence IITians drinking in front of their dean’s office or students at JNU drinking right next to the central library. They will be expelled the very next moment. I am totally against the appointment of Gajendra Chouhaan but at the same time I am also against the whole student culture at FTII.

  11. Sushil says:

    No question of spending public money for making actors? In any case what contribution to society . Better close down.it is fun to listen FTII as institute of repute. Disgusting

  12. Aarkayne says:

    Indian National Awards, 2009 –
    Best Promotional Film
    WINNER
    Lost & Found: Harshavardhan Kulkarni (Director), Kirti Nakhwa (Producer), Amitabh Shukla (Producer) (Tailormade Films (Production House))

  13. Shekher says:

    I haven’t heard name of a single movie listed here. If any of these award-winning shorts were good, they would have become popular on youtube. The guys at AIB and TVF are doing a wonderful job at making hilarious satirical short movies. None of them needed training at FTII because they are naturally talented.

    Would the author of the post enlighten me if Gajendra is unqualified to become FTII chairman despite spending three decades behind cameras, how were S M H Burney (a civil servant), RK Laxman (writer) and U R Ananthamurthy (writer) qualified to become chairmen of the institute? Sure, the last two were acclaimed writers, but does expertise in writing translate into expertise in movie making? Doesn’t 30 years of acting and 20 years of administration experience (including 1 year as president) at Cinema and Television Artists Association make him more qualified to hold that post than writers who have never worked with cameras during their entire lifetime?

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