Staff Reporter

Mani Ratnam to give lectures on screenwriting

CHENNAI: A cinematographer expands on the vision of the director, said Rajiv Menon.Launching Mindscreen Film Institute (MFI) on Wednesday, where the first specialised course to be offered will be cinematography, a six-month course, Mr. Menon explained that it is aimed at people who are keen to join the film industry as soon as possible. Mr. Menon's teacher M.N. Gnanasekharan is the dean of the institute. Graduates in any discipline from a recognised university or those with three years work experience in films or video or multimedia are eligible. The film school syllabus will be enhanced with technological developments, he said. The course fee is Rs.1 lakh, and they are considering an intake of 10 students. Director Mani Ratnam was present at the launch of the MFI. He will give lectures on screenwriting.The application submission deadline is May 15. For details log on to