M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute
|Location||CIT Campus, Tharamani,
|Nickname||Adayar Film Institute|
The Adyar Film Institute (officially known as M.G.R. Government Film and Television Training Institute) is an Indian film and television training institute. Established in 1945 as Adyar Film Institute, it is one among the pioneer film institutes in India. The institute is located in Tharamani, Chennai, and is run by the Tamil Nadu State Government under the Department of Information and Public Relations.
It offers three-year diploma courses in Screenplay & Direction, Cinematography, Sound Recording and Sound Engineering, Film Editing and Film Processing; and functions of the government. The diplomas are approved by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), while the certificates are awarded by the Department of Technical Education, Government of Tamil Nadu.
The Institute was established in 1945 as Adyar Film Institute, and was a part of the Central Polytechnic then. In 1965, it moved into its present campus in the Tharamani area of Chennai, at the time the campus was spread over 54 acres, which has reduced over following decades, due to rapid urbanisation and also parts of land were given to the IIT Madras and many IT companies, bringing it down to present 10 acres. Later, in 2006 the Institute was renamed as M.G.R. Film and Television Training Institute, after former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu M.G. Ramachandran (1917 – 1987), who was also a prominent actor of Tamil cinema.
In 1994, the government also which started MGR Film City to make more filmmaking facilities in the city. On 16 October 1997, Queen Elizabeth II visited MGR Film City and watched the filming of Kamal Haasan's Tamil movie Marudhanayagam. However, the acting course, at the institute started in 1971, at the behest of M G R himself, was later discontinued in 2002, talks to revive the course have been on for many years now.
|1972||Kothanda Ramaiah||Film Director|
|?||P. S. Nivas||Cinematographer|
|?||N. Harikumar||Sound Editor|
|?||Yugi Sethu||Film Director|
|?||R. V. Udayakumar||Film Director|
|?||Anand Ranga||Film Director|
|?||Alberrt Antoni||Film Director|
|2005||Mahesh Narayanan||Film Editor, Screenplay Writer|
|Mohan raja |Director | |- |2012 |[[Gopikrishna ]] |Editor | |-|? |Manoj paramahamsa |Cinematographer | |-|? |R D Rajasekhar |Cinematographer | |-|? |Vijay Milton |Cinematographer | |-|? |Rathnavelu |Cinematographer | |-|? |Rajiv Menon |Cinematographer | |-|? |Natraj |Cinematographer | |-|? |G P Krishna |Cinematographer | |-|? |Manikandan |Cinematographer | |-|? |Riyaz |Editor | |-
- Film and Television Institute of India
- Bhartendu Natya Academy
- Cinema of India
- Film and Television Institute of India alumni
- Film school
- Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute
- Government Film and Television Institute
- State Institute Of Film and Television (SIFT), Rohtak
- Jyoti Chitraban Film and Television Institute
- Biju Pattnaik Film and Television Institute of Odisha
- One among the Pioneer film institutes
- Courses Offered
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- "MGR Film and TV Institute losing land to urbanisation". The Times of India. Jun 12, 2009. Retrieved Feb 22, 2013.
- "New dreams for MGR Film Institute". The Hindu. Jul 5, 2009. Retrieved Feb 22, 2013.
- "Modernisation of Government printing presses under way: Minister". The Hindu. Aug 29, 2006. Retrieved Feb 22, 2013.
- Queen Elizabeth's Visit to MGR Film City
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