Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune, has invited applications for admission to the ‘Basic Course in Comic Acting’ to be held at Pune.
Course Objectives are (i) to use the dynamic, vibrant benefits of comedy to improve one’s overall personality development, combat stress, develop better body language, enhance lateral thinking, hone one’s voice and breathing skills and dramatically improve focus and concentration (ii) Breath-work and Voice-work to build strong vocal range and resonance (iii) Games and Activities to improve focus, concentration and reflexes (iv) Theatre exercises to encourage the process of lateral thinking to understand the various genres of humour (v) Introducing the participants to the works of great comics, viewing and discussing their styles (vi) Enabling the execution of various styles of comedy like stand-up, crosstalk, wordplay, mime, clowning, abstract and many others (vii) Encouraging and enabling creative release (viii) Scene-work and roleplay exercises to understand how to use the different styles effectively (ix) Constant focus on entertainment and fun to ensure that the entire process is stress-busting, motivating and rejuvenating for the participants.
The Programme will be for 5 days including Saturdays & Sundays, from 20th to 24th January, 2019. The sessions will be from 10 am to 5 pm. A total of 24 persons will be selected out of which, 17 seats will be offered to waiting list participants of previous batch. Hence a total of 7 seats will be available for new applicants. Medium of Instructions will be English/Hindi.
Applicant should be an Indian, of 18 years of age or above as on 01.01.2019.
The fee for the course is Rs 7,100/- per participant. The amount has to be paid by way of Demand Draft to be drawn in favour of ‘Accounts Officer, Film and Television Institute of India, Pune’, and should be payable at Pune.
Application: Application format can be downloaded from www.ftiindia.com
The filled application with Demand Draft should reach ‘Shri Milind Joshi, Advisor Outreach, Film & Television Institute of India, Law College Road, Pune 411 004’, in person or by speed post latest by 5 pm on 2nd January, 2019. The envelope containing the application should be super-scribed, ‘Application for Basic Course in Comic Acting’, at the top left.
Short-listing: Applicants will be shortlisted on first-come-first-served basis. Selected candidates/ their parents would be communicated by email/ phone. Course fees of the selected candidates will be non-refundable. Demand Drafts of all non-selected applicants would be returned within 7 days of the commencement of the course.
Certificates: On successful completion of the course, participants would be given participation certificates subject to 90% attendance.