Thiruvananthapuram, Jul 6 UNI | 23 days ago

L V Prasad Film and TV Academy, one of the leading academic institutions in the domain of Media and Entertainment Education in India, announced the launch of its Thiruvananthapuram campus and future plans to extend its reach across India on popular demand.

Classes will start in September 2014, Academy Managing Director Ramesh Prasad said in a press release here today.

Students of the Academy have been phenomenally successful film makers and professionals with involvement in major feature film projects including 'Kaadhalil Sodhapuvadhu Eppadi', 'Kalyana Samayal Saadham', 'Kahani', 'Vishwaroopam', 'Monsoon Shootout', 'Amen' and several more upcoming films.

He said, "Malayalam Films have always been appreciated highly and holds a high place in Indian Cinema.

"The Thiruvananthapuram campus of L V Prasad Film and TV Academy is being launched with an objective to provide opportunities for the talented and committed youth of Kerala to develop new skills and build a career in the film industry.

The courses will be highly focused and help the students to grasp the complex world of digital technology while addressing the constantly evolving expectations of today's global audiences'.

The courses that will be offered are two year full-time post-graduate diploma programme in film direction and cinematography with plans to add on more courses in the subsequent academic years.

The courses have been created to bring out the best creative and technical talents in students. Students will be encouraged to absorb all aspects of film making in the first year so that they get to understand the true meaning of cinema as a collaborative effort.

The state of the art academy will have multimedia classrooms, sound recording theatres, editing suites, shooting floors, auditorium, outdoor shooting equipment and a modern library.

Students will get an opportunity to produce short films, documentaries, computerised animation and music videos as part of the course.

The academy has already received in principle acceptance from some of the biggest names in Indian Cinema to join its Academic Council and Advisory Board. The list will be officially announced in the media shortly.

The academy is in the process of appointing faculty for the Thiruvananthapuram Campus, including many renowned personalities from the industry who will play a critical role in not only sharing their rich experience, but also mentor students to develop their own creative talents and pursuits.

With a vision to providing quality education to aspiring youngsters from around the World, the Academy has been consistently upgrading curriculum, teaching methodologies and technologies across all disciplines.

The academy is renowned for its personal approach providing hands-on experience to the students.

Taking this approach further, the academy is in the process of adding more senior faculty members into its fold to strengthen its existing force.

To enhance the learning experience for the talented students several short term courses, workshops and master classes are scheduled for this academic year with participation from leading technology providers, celebrities and acclaimed industry professionals.

The Academy is in the process of entering into strategic alliances with several technology providers from around the world which will benefit the students immensely by providing hands on experience with the latest equipment and technology as it is unveiled across the globe.

Short films made by the academy students have been steadily winning accolades in film festivals, including Cergy Pointoise Film Festival, France, 24th International Student Film Festival, France, International Film Festival of India, Goa, Pune International Film Festival, Film Festival, India, Barcelona Human rights Film Festival, Spain, Dakino International Film Festival, Romania and several other such events across the world.

(Posted on 06-07-2014)