4th to 7th Jan 2020
Auroville Timelines – Temporary Station, 1st Floor Auroville Archives Building, Auroville, Tamil Nadu – 605101 / Aurofilm, Kalabhumi, Auroville – Tamil Nadu – 605101.
Course Overview & Highlights
Learn Editing – as the core of cinema with Amitabh Chakraborty – editor of critically acclaimed and cult films Kaal Abhirati and Cosmic Sex.
Analyse frame by frame excerpts of
Bresson’s La Argent and
Tarantino’s Kill Bill 1 — to understand the film form and edit structures.
Learn the processes of selection and elimination.
Grip the narrative.
Finding flow and rhythm in the edit.
Witness shot-by-shot, scene-by-scene edit – from raw footage to full film.
Amitabh will start by watching the rushes with the participants, then interact with their ideas for the edit. In the process, from time to time, the faculty will veer off and demonstrate the various strands of editing methods that have evolved over time. It will be a process of lecture, demonstration and editing. A short film will be edited in the workshop.
Amitabh Chakarborty (for Editing)
Sudipto Acharyya (for Direction)
Amitabh Chakraborty is an ace editor and a National Award Winning Film Maker. He is an alumnus of FTII, Pune who is respected for his Art-house cult films like Kaal Abhirati,Bishar Blues and Cosmic Sex which has been critically acclaimed in India as well as other countries. He has been on jury of several internationally reputed film festivals. Amitabha has also conducted classes and workshops in the prime film schools of the country over more than two decades. He has been a revered mentor for several generations of film students.
Medium of Instruction
No. of Seats: 20
Additionally 3 seats reserved for Auroville Students / Volunteers.
Age: 18+ years as on 01st Sept 2019
Nationality: Indians, Foreign Nationals who are Aurovilians, Newcomers, Volunteers & Registered Guests at Auroville.
Rs 8000/- per participant (inclusive of all taxes)
Concessional Fees for Students/ Auroville Volunteers: Rs. 4000/ – (must be able to provide a copy of a valid Student I.D Card).
Mode of payment
Fees may be paid via online transfer to
Bank Name : STATE BANK OF INDIA
Account Name : AV ART SERVICE
Account Number : 37357794312
Branch : AUROVILLE INTERNATIONAL TOWNSHIP
IFS Code : SBIN0003160
MICR Code : 605002007
After payment, the transaction i.d generated must be filled up in application form linked below.
Admission will be confirmed via email within 4 days of receiving application form and verifying the online payment of fees. Applications with incomplete or incorrect details will be rejected.
In case of cancellation of admission by the applicant after receiving confirmation of participation, no refund will be possible. In case the application is rejected by AVFI or the course itself is cancelled, full refund will be facilitated.
Participants will be selected in first –come- first – served basis. Those having prior orientation / experience in filmmaking, also, those having attended Film Appreciation and Basic Film Orientation Courses in Auroville will be given preference.
All participants will be given participation certificate on successful completion of the course. Minimum 90% attendance is mandatory.
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