Named after the  legendary film maestro Satyajit Ray, this institute is one of the best film schools in India. The institute was established in 1995 and is funded by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India. SRFTI stands inline with Film and Television Institute of India in its training standards as well as industrial exposure. SRFTI is one of the three full members of  International Liaison Centre of Schools of Cinema and Television (French: Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision, CILECT), an organisation of the world’s leading schools of film and television, along with FTII, Pune and Whistling Woods International (WWI), Mumbai.

Course Details

Duration 3-year (full time), Postgraduate Programme in Cinema
Course Structure Integrated Course in I & II Semester – 20 weeks each [common for all Specialisations except Animation Cinema].For Animation Cinema 6 weeks of integrated course.
Specialisation Programme III – VI Semester 80 weeks
Specialisations Offered 1. Producing for Film & Television
2. Direction & Screenplay Writing
3. Cinematography
4. Sound Recording & Design
5. Editing
6. Animation Cinema
No. Of Students Maximum 68 students per batch (8 students for Animation Cinema, 12 students each for other specialization)
Course Content Classroom Lectures, Practical Exercises, Film Screenings, Interactions with Professionals, Workshops
Assessment Attendance, Practicals, Coursework, Sessionals / Written Examinations, Exercises, Projects
Mode Of Assessment Continuous
Medium of Instruction English

Course Content

Post Graduate Program In Cinema

Semester I & II Integrated Course (Common for all specialisations) Classroom Lectures, Practical/Structured exercises, Film Screenings/Analysis.
Project  : Continuity Exercise [ 8 minutes]
Semester III Classroom Lectures, Practical/Guided exercises, Film analysis, Interactions with Professionals, Narrative Development Exercises. Workshops.
Semester IV Classroom Lectures, Practical/Guided Exercises, Interactions with Professionals.Script Development Labs. Workshops.

Project : Short Film [8 minutes] (Digital)

Semester V Practical/Guided Exercises, Interactions with Professionals, Documentary Module

Project : Documentary  [15 minutes]

Semester VI Project : Dissertation Film [20 minutes] (Digital)




Post Graduate Program In Animation Cinema

Semester I Cinema studies integrated/theatre workshop/ Drawing/ Graphic narrative and sequential art/ Animation basics and studies in motion./ Animation practice to be in 2 D and 3 D.
Theory : History of Animation Cinema/ History of Arts/ Contemporary Animation One.
Semester II Camera studies/ PROJECT ONE: Animating light/drawing/ kinetics/text and image/editing/sound design for animation./ PROJECT TWO: Animating to sound/ Animation Practice to be in 2 D and 3 D.
Theory: Contemporary Animation Two./ ways of telling/Narrative styles/Genre.
Semester III Scripting(writing for Animation)/character Design/Production Design/Storyboarding/Radio Play/Animatic/pre-viz/ Design Document/Dossier. Animation practice to be in 2 D and 3 D.
Theory: Film makers and their work. Comparative studies.
Semester IV PROJECT THREE: Hand Drawn Animation duration 1mt/ Electives-mural, painting, sculpture, printmaking/ Stop Motion, Model Animation/Seminar/Departmental Electives, Game Design, Visual Effects in Cinema.
Theory: Analysis and Criticism of Animation Cinema.
Semester V Research Methodology and environmental exposure/ PROJECT FOUR: Documentary/ Curating an Animation Film Festival/ Open Pitch/ Concept Lab and the Design Document.
Semester VI Semester VI: DIPLOMA FILM of 2 mts duration 2D or 3D/ Finishing Lab/ Final Jury.

Selection of Candidates to SRFTI

Selection of candidates to the courses offered by SRFTI is done through a national level entrance examination, followed by an interactive orientation course. SRFTI issues an admission announcement usually in march and the written exam will be in May. Once the exams are announced, we will come back with a STEP-BY-STEP guide for completing the application process. Stay in touch and subscribe to our page to get all the important information in time.

Entrance Exam

Duration of the exam will be 3 hours. Out of a total of 100 marks, 30 marks will be for mental aptitude, 40 marks will be awarded for creative aptitude and the remaining 30 for specific area aptitude. Based on the area of specialization you prefer, you will have to answer one among the 5 different sets of questions in the specific area aptitude section.

SRFTI Alumni

A great number of famous directors and technicians have attained their career goals through SRFTI. Amal Neerad,  Sagar BallaryVipin VijayKanu BehlNamrata Rao and Sivakumar Vijaya are a few among them. You can access the full list here.

Course Fees

Fees for the various courses offered by SRFTI can be obtained from the institute website under the admission section or you can access the same from here.

Contact Information

Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute
E.M.Byepass Road, P.O. Panchasayar,
Kolkata-700094

Phone-(033)2432 8355/8356/9300
Fax – (033)2432-0723/9436