Mysore, June 6 (SH)- Kannada Films Academy is all set to open a film school, disclosed the Academy President T.S. Nagabharana.

He was speaking at the annual function organised by the Centre for Information Science and Technology (CIST), University of Mysore, here on Friday.

"Many years ago, a film training centre was functioning well in the University of Mysore. However, it was closed due to various reasons. We had been inspired by that institution. A shortage of trained persons is perceptible in the film industry," Nagabharana remarked.

"Problems exist right from acting to technology of film-making. There is a need for a training school for the film industry in order to overcome these problems," he said adding that he was making an honest attempt to establish such a school.

"Visual media is a neglected area nowadays. Moreover, the film media is in a pathetic state," he said.

"There is a careless attitude that anyone can enter the field of visual media. As a result of that, the media is deep down in the dumps and failing to reach global standards. The main remedy for the problem is to recruit trained personnel to the industry," he said. "It is our objective to teach the skills of film-making to the students in school-college level itself," he added.

"It was argued in some circles that art was inborn. However, it appears all have understood the reality. They are getting convinced that the art of film-making can also be taught through training," he explained.

Nagabharana distributed certificates to the meritorious students. Prof. V.G. Talwar, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mysore, inaugurated. M.R. Balakrishna, MD, Media Tecsolutions, was the chief guest. Prof. C. Basa-varaj, Director, CIST, presided.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore