Short Course On Film Making 'Media & City' By IIHS

Short Course on Film Making By IIHS
Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), a national education institution, has announced a short course on ‘Media and the city'. The course will be held at the IIHS City Campus, Bangalore from April 17th - 21st.

The course will provide an outline of the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) framework. It will take an in-depth look at Urban Sector PPPs in India and derive insights for future action in this space. There are focused sessions on Urban Water, Urban Sewage, Urban Solid Waste and Urban Amenities like Markets, etc.


The learners will be exposed to many case studies to ascertain the successes and failures of PPPs in urban development initiatives. They will be encouraged to think through PPP models that are likely to work in the contemporary scenario.

To round off the course, environmental and social sustainability issues and new integrated and decentralized approaches will be discussed along with their implications for policy, regulation and institutional structure.

Objective Of The Course: The course will focus on some key concepts like how has the "city" been represented in cinema, technical details about the camera, shooting a film, editing, digitizing the footage and script writing. At the end of the course, the films made over the five days will be screened and feedback will be provided.

Two great faculty members Subasri Krishnan and Sandhya Kumar are a part of this course. Detailed note on the members are as following.

The faculty for the programme is Subasri Krishnan, alumni of Mass Communication Research Centre at Jamia Millia Islamia who has been an independent film-maker for the past 8 years. Her work has ranged from a number of commissioned non-fiction films on rights based issues to documentary films. Her first documentary film "Brave New Medium" on internet censorship in South-East Asia, has been screened at film festivals, both nationally and internationally. In 2008, Subasri was awarded the prestigious George Washington International Documentary Filmmaker Fellowship by the Educational & Cultural affairs Bureau of the US State Department. Subasri is also a recipient of the Charles Wallace short-term research and professional grant for 2012.

The other faculty member, Sandhya Kumar is an independent filmmaker and editor. She has been making documentaries and experimental shorts since 2007. All her films are rooted in the non-fiction, and inspired by the desire to make visible the poetry of everyday life. Sandhya holds an MFA in Film from San Francisco Art Institute, and an MA in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia University, New Delhi.

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