ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
WHY STUDY CINEMA?
Our culture is flooded with moving images. Film Studies teaches us to read visual culture in all its nuances, Speak the dominant creative language of the last and this century.
Explore the history of cinema in its global breadth, from documentary to experimental and narrative. Develop an understanding of film’s aesthetics in relation to culture and society and emerge better filmmakers. Anticipate the future of cinema in its emergent form.
Extension Activities and Future Plans
- Introducing short courses on editing software (like FCP) and audiography and scriptwriting in collaboration with a film school as part of the Skill Development Course of the newly devised Choice Based Credit System of teaching/ learning.
- Continue Visits to studios and A/V production centres like Roop Kala Kendra.
- Inter college activities like organizing a Review- writing contest
- Collaborating with higher secondary schools to organize film making contest and documentary film festival to generate awareness
- Setting up a well-equipped acoustically treated audio visual room, buying lighting equipments and a Canon 5D MarkIII camera because the new syllabus requires practicals in every alternate semester.
Enriching departmental library consisting of CDs & DVs of films - both fiction & non – fiction.
OUR STUDENTS – DEPT OF FILM STUDIES
As the course involves practical film-making, student intake per year is restricted to 30.
One ex student Santanu Bera is working as Quality Control Analyst, digital media operation, Star Jalsa.
Samir Das has set up his editing studio in Kalyani and is a popular short film director in his locality.
Saptaparna kundu and Pralay Shankar Mullick freelances for AIR.
Saptarshi Paul is in charge of audio-visual media and designing for Narayana Schools, Kolkata.
Debabrata Das works as an Asst. Director for Venkatesh Films & Surinder Films.
Sovon Lal Raha has founded a popular local newspaper ‘EI KAL’ and focuses deeply on critical film & media issues.
Some have been working as Grade 1 WBCS officers, Police, BDOs, school inspectors and still continue to keep in touch with the subject and the Dept.
Film studies can be taken as generic elective with the following Honours courses,