Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Indian Institute of Technology-Madras, will conduct a six-day workshop on ‘Imaging cinema: emerging trends in film-making.'

The workshop, starting May 5, will have award-winning film-makers, cinematographers and editors talking about new trends.

At the launch of the website of the workshop here on Wednesday, cinematographer P.C. Sreeram said that more institutes should come up with such training programmes for aspiring film-makers to equip them with skills. Director Vasanth said the workshop would be an ideal platform to learn technical nuances from top-slot film-makers.

Website launched

Ajit Kumar Kolar, Chairman, Centre for Continuing Education, IIT-M, launched the official website of the workshop, A selection committee has been formed to process the applications from participants, said staff organiser Aysha Iqbal.

The resources persons include cinematographers Alphonse Roy, Fowzia Fathima and P.C.Sreeram, editor Sreekar Prasad, directors Abhishek Chaubey, R Balki, Saurabh Shukla and Satish Kasetty, and actor Nasser.

200 seats

A total of 200 seats are allocated for professionals and students. Twenty seats would be given free of cost to volunteers from non-governmental organisations making documentaries on social issues.

Details are available on the website.