Two film institutes to be upgraded to global standards

Mumbai, Feb 4 (IANS) Information and Broadcasting Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi has said that the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) in Pune and Satyajit Ray Film Institute (SRFI) in Kolkata will soon be upgraded to match global standards.

While inaugurating the 10th biennial Mumbai International Film Festival for Documentary, Short and Animation Films here Sunday, Dasmunsi said his ministry is in touch with similar institutes in the West and also with Hollywood to make these two premier institutes global filmmaking centres.

He said he would ensure that both institutions get a separate fund for redevelopment in the 11th Finance Commission.