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our Course (For Schools)

Teenagers today are growing up in a world that is dominated by images and gadgets.


In our day-to-day urban lives, how often are we conducting ourselves under the gaze of some kind of camera or surveillance device? CCTV, webcams, cell phones, digital cameras, satellites, and possibly many other kinds of devices that we may not be even aware of, surround us.


Digital technology has changed reality, blurring the lines between science and art. Images are driving this change, and driving us to the extent that we possibly do not comprehend,


Is the standard school curriculum – even with all traditional essentials in place – making enough room for students to understand the world they live in?


No matter what path their careers eventually take, Ctrl Alt Cinema’s specially designed school course will, we believe, equip students to see with precision; and make sense of the new reality that surrounds them.


Seeing clearly today makes navigating tomorrow just a little less difficult – and a little more rewarding.




We have a purpose, not a syllabus.



Our aim is to provide students with a well-rounded understanding of cinema as an art form. This study of cinema is interdisciplinary: it is complementary to the study of other arts subjects (notably theatre, literature, photography, fine art), languages, psychology, politics, history, international studies, ethnic and intercultural studies, philosophy, marketing, sociology, and computer science.


Our program fosters specific transferable skills of:


- Research


- Writing


- Visual literacy


- Creativity


- Collaboration


- Problem-solving


- Critical thinking



The study of films helps students in a variety of vocations such as publishing, media, editing, teaching, information technology, cultural affairs, public policy, as well as business. In all these different kinds of employment: students successfully apply the skills of analysis, attention to detail, creativity, and ingenuity that is fostered, on their own terms.


The study of Cinema could help students in a variety of vocations such as artistic practice, media, publishing, critical thinking, cultural affairs, public policy, information technology, as well as business. In all these different kinds of professions, students successfully apply the skills of analysis, attention to detail, creativity, and ingenuity that are fostered on their own terms. This is the primary objective for designing this program/course.



Professor Sandeep Chatterjee, ex-Professor of Direction & Screenplay-writing at the Film & Television Institute of India (FTII, Pune), will curate the course. He is a National-Award-winning filmmaker and has 25 years of experience in teaching cinema. The participants will also have interactive sessions with prominent professionals, who will share essential insights about their work process as part of this program.



29th & 30th May             

Understanding Cinema; Ways of Seeing

31st May & 1st June      

Learning to Articulate with Technique


2nd & 5th June                

Story, Script, Visualization


6th June                          

Scripting and Pre-Production Work for a Short Film


7th 8th & 9th June            

Shooting a Short Film

12th June                        

Post-Production, Editing

13th June                    

Screening and Discussion



Participants are requested to please carry their personal laptops, cameras, tripods, and phones to class during the course.



The curriculum will include theoretical lecture sessions, and selected screenings followed by analytical discussions and interactions with professionals from the world of cinema. The participants will also work on focused practical exercises and produce Short Films at the end of the curriculum. After 12 days of creative engagement with cinema, it will end with a modest ceremony chaired by the Principal, where the participants will be awarded Certificates by an eminent artist.




Students from grades 8 to 12 are eligible for the course.


29thMay to 13th June 2023

(12 Days excluding holidays)


10 am to 5 pm including lunch break and tea breaks.

(Saturdays and Sundays will be holidays)


Lunch break will be from 1 pm to 2 pm. Tea/ Coffee and biscuits will be made available during the tea breaks.






 * Selected candidates will be intimated via email and will be required to pay the course fee of on receiving our offer letter.


Meghna Kothari – Ctrl Alt Cinema | +91 9689611240 |


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