Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC)
will start its own film and television institute in the
next academic year.
Information Minister M M Hassan says the self-financing
institute, offering courses in scriptwriting, cinematography,
editing, sound recording and various other fields relating
to film production, will be affiliated to the Kerala University.
The discussions in this regard are progressing.
chairman P V Gangadharan says as part of KSFDCs
diversification programme, it will set up an integrated
studio complex and a film-based entertainment park at
Chitranjali Studio near here. The proposed project
will be implemented with private participation under the
build-own-operate term on the 37 acres of land owned by
says the Kerala cabinet has already given its nod to the
project prepared by ICICI-Kinfra after a detailed study.
In the first phase of the project, a fully-equipped
state-of-the-art studio and a model of a typical Kerala
village for cinema shooting will be set up. In the second
phase, an entertainment park, meant for tourism-related
activities and film production, will be developed.
has chalked out a scheme to attract film producers from
outside the state. A nodal officer for the project has
already been appointed. Gangadharan says the corporation
has decided not to invest in film production in future
since its first venture, Krishna Gopalakrishna
by noted actor-director Balachandra Menon, turned out
to be a box-office disaster.
however, has launched a new scheme in which producers
could use the facilities at Chitranjali Studio.