" Training seasons a person. A person can perform better if she or he is well
trained in her or his field "
Selvi J Jayalalithaa
Hon´ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
M G R Government Film and Television Training Institute
MGR Government Film and Television Training Institute is an advanced Technical Training
Institute imparting film techniques and aesthetics of Film and Television Production
and Allied Subjects and Film Appreciation.
It is one of the three major institutes in India. The other two are Film and TV
Institute of India, Pune, and Sathyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata.
This Institute is run by the Government of Tamil Nadu and is functioning under the
administrative control of the Director of Information and Public Relations.
Three year diploma courses are offered in the following subjects:
- Screenplay & Direction
- Sound Recording and Sound Engineering
- Film Editing
- Film Proccessing
All the Diploma Courses offered are approved by the All India Council of Technical
Education (AICTE), New Delhi.
Any degree will be a prerequisite qualification for admission in Screenplay and
Direction Course and for the other courses, a pass in Higher Secondary is the qualification.Fourteen
students are admitted in each discipline.
Notification for admission to courses is published in leading Tamil and English
newspapers and admissions commence in July of every academic year. Tuition fees
of Rs.15,000/-, Special fees of Rs.1,500/- and Development fees of Rs.2,000/- are
collected from the students.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS
Final year students from different branches form 14 units and each unit is trained
to produce short films. The Government sanction funds for the
production of Student's Diploma Films every year. The Government has raised the reimbursement of cost for the production of Students
Diploma Films from Rs.8000/- to Rs.15000/- per film.
SHORT FILM AWARD
The Government of Tamil Nadu appreciates and encourages the students by presenting
an award titled "MGR Government Film and Television Training Institute Award” which
consists of One Sovereign Gold Medal, Cash Award of Rs.5,000/- and a memento to
the Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Editor, Best Sound Recordist and Best
Film Processor of the Short Films produced.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR FILM FESTIVAL
The Government also sanctions a sum of Rs.75,000/- per annum to enable students
to send their short films to National and International film festivals.
As per the orders of the Hon’ble Chief Minister a new course Animation and Motion Picture
Visual Effects will be started at an estimate of Rs. 9.50 Crores during the academic year 2013 – 2014.