Film Direction & Screenplay Course


Film Direction & screenplay writing course in Delhi NCR .

We are accepting applications for the next academic session starting from 31st July 2023 at B-11, IMM Building ,Qutab institutional area,New Delhi-110016.

1. No of Seats: 10 seats to be filled on an interview basis for Indian students. We have 2 seats for International students and 2 seats for management quota.

2. Eligibility Criteria:  Minimum qualification is 10+2 -for a "Diploma" certificate. Graduation in any discipline is required for a "PG Diploma” certificate. Students who are appearing for their 12th/final year exam of graduation can also apply. Course content and classroom remain the same for the main course. However, the difference will be in terms of additional classes on soft skills, which will be offered to the 10+2 pass-out students. If you are 10+2, you will get a “ Diploma in Film Direction & Screenplay " and if you are a Graduate, you will get a “ PG Diploma in Film Direction & Screenplay”.

3. Selection Criteria: Selection is done on the basis of an interview, which will happen on campus only. Results are declared within 7 days after the interview. Selected candidates have to submit the seat confirmation fee within 7 days from the date of declaration of the result. The students on the waiting list will be declared in the last week before the session starts.

4. How to Apply: You need to apply online from the website given below-

The amount of Rs .1,000/-  as an application fee has to be paid by Debit Card/Credit Card / UPI / Net banking. If you are coming personally to CRAFT, you can also pay in cash.

5. Last Date to Apply:

We are accepting applications for the interviews to be conducted 27th Mrach 2023.

We have allocated 10 Points for overall performance. Sincerity score: 2 points | Academic Record: 2 points | Portfolio: 2 points | Interview Performance: 4 points. The candidate needs to score a minimum of 6 points to qualify for admission in CRAFT. Hence if you are making an inquiry today, you need to apply within 3 Days to gain a Sincerity score of 2 points- which will qualify you as a “Sincere Candidate”. 

 6. How to prepare for an interview:  The main intention of the interview board is to see whether the student is really passionate about the field of study he/she has applied for.

 7. Hostel Facilities: We don’t have a hostel, but our student coordinator helps in finding economical accommodation within walking distance from the institute. It saves traveling time and cost- an average of Rs 2500/-per month!

Generally, rooms cost between Rs. 6000/- to 7000/- per month which, on a sharing basis, costs around Rs. 3,000/- Rs 3500/-per month. A food joint is a nearby CRAFT where most of the students have their lunch and dinner.

PG accommodation for the girl candidates in safe areas costs around Rs. 10,000/- per month including feed.

8.Course Fee: The total fee in lump sum mode is Rs.1,50,000/- In installments, it becomes Rs.1,55,000/.

 1)  50% of the total fee 30 days before the academic session starts.

2)  25% as 2nd installment to be paid after 1 month of starting the Academic session.

3)  25% as 3rd installment to be paid after 2 months of starting the Academic session.

Students who opt for the Installment method need to deposit the Post-dated cheque ( PDC ) of the below dates at the time of joining. 

 9. Class Timings: Class Timings: ‘Our motto is to ‘Learn by Doing’. In semester one of 6 months. From 8:00 am to 10:00 am, there are daily screenings of International Films having English Subtitles, after which students email their film's critical analysis daily. From 10:30 am to 1:00 pm, with a 30 minutes tea break, three days are devoted to lectures on various modules by various experts. Every week, two days are devoted to Camera and Editing practice.

10. Course Duration & Syllabus : It is a one-year full-time program. Semester two there are no regular classes. Students need to form a team of cinematographer, sound recordist and expected to make 2 short films. One is a Public service ad film of maximum 60 seconds and another one is fiction or documentary short film of maximum 15 minutes.. Equipment and post production facilities are provided by the institute and direction students need to hire the actors and find the location to shoot their projects. All the shooting projects are held in Delhi & NCR.

11. Workshops: Various Industry workshops are conducted by guest faculty from Mumbai film industry in CRAFT

Sriram Raghavan's Direction workshop in “CRAFT Film School”.

 Atul Tiwari-Screenplay writer & Workshop Promo.

Supratik Sen - Filmfare Award-winning screenplay writer & Workshop Promo.

Vivek  Agnihotri: The Kashmir Files  Directors  Master Class.

12.CRAFT’s Legal Status & Affiliation: CRAFT is registered as a nonprofit-making public charitable trust established on March 6, 2006 with Sub-Registrar in the Delhi government. We offer autonomous diploma courses. Established in the year 2006 (March 6) ,we are now 16 years old!

13. Bank Loan Provision: We do not have tie-ups with any banks, but if you apply for a Student loan.We can issue a letter required from our end.

14. Placement Support: Students having 85% attendance in the 1st semester of 6 months will get internship support after completion of 1st semester to work with a production house or with an individual director .The internship will lead to the placement in the same place if you perform well. That's how 90 % of our students start their career.

15: Management Quota Seats:-There are 3 management quota seats available in each course in which one can seek direct admission without an interview. One has to pay an additional Rs 20,000/-(Rupees twenty thousand) for blocking the seat besides the regular fee.

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Section 1: Full Time in Campus | 12-Months Course.:



Career Opportunity | Placement


Equipment | Syllabus | Teach Plan | Infrastructure


Section 2: Five (5) Months FTII Coaching Prog::

 Campus Classroom Coaching

5- Months Offline Classroom Coaching  in CRAFT campus Delhi -- Total seats : 10 ( Ten )

  • Offline campus classes of 20 days x 5 months = 100 days, 200  hours  for Descriptive Section of 70 marks.
  • Duration: 100 Days X 2 hours each day | Total  200 Hours in 5 Months.
  • Starting  Date : 15th Sep 2021 to 15th Feb 2022.
  • Platform : Classroom In CRAFT campus in Delhi.  
  • Days : Wed – Sunday.   
  • Timing  : 10.30 am to 1.00 pm for descriptive section of 70 marks with a 30 minutes tea break.
  • Course Fee: The total fee in lump sum mode is Rs.75,000/(Rupees Seventy Five Thousands only)/. If it is paid in installments, it becomes Rs.80,000/ (Rupees Eighty thousands only)
  • Selection Criteria: 15-20 mins, WhatsApp call. Interview date and time will be allocated after the application form is received. Selected candidates‘ results will be declared soon after the interview.
  • Application fee : Rs 1000/(Rupees Thousand only)-( Non refundable)

 What are the additional advantages of joining the classroom coaching?

  1. Screening of 100 Films in the classroom from 8.00 am to 10.00 am : Discussion about 120 films and their notes about film appreciation in word file.
  2. Important 300 films in .avi format to be given to the students to watch later after the course. (Hard Disks will have to be provided by the students).
  3. A wide variety of teachers on various subjects who are industry practitioners will be conducting 60 days of classes on various topics which will also help you to become a director. Except Mr. Naresh Sharma, these teachers will be different from the online classes in the evening.
  4. Out of 100 days, 20-days of classes will also be taken on technical aspects related to camera / sound / editing .
  5.  Out of five days in a week, you will have lectures of 2 hours duration from 10.30 am to 1.00 pm with 30mins break. It will cover more content related to your FTII preparation.
  6. Word files notes of the content taught in the class will be given to you which will help you in writing better answers in the exam.
  7. You will also be part of the online 40 days, 80 hours of online classes in the evening meant for 50 online students for FTII preparation. 20 Days 40 hours, in 5 months, once in a week-- 2 hours offline class on MCQ : Sunday 10:00 am to 12.00 pm in CRAFT campus.
  8. Few practical assignments of thinking skills of situational analysis, which forms 50% part of the descriptive question paper.
  9. Library access for more than 100 books on cinema which are not available in .PDF files on the internet.
  10. Pdf files of 100 important books on cinema, other than those which are available in the library given to students .
  • Faculty : Naresh Sharma / Freelance Guest faculty
  • Course Fee: The total fee in lump sum mode is Rs.75,000/(Rupees Seventy Five Thousands only). If it is paid in installments, it becomes Rs.80,000/ (Rupees Eighty thousands only).The first installment is 50% of the total fee at the time of submitting the admission form. 1) 25% as 2nd installment, to be paid on 15th Oct 2021. 2) Balance 25% as 3rd installment, to be paid on 15th Nov 2021.
  • Apply online from the website 


 Interactive Online Classes

 Online Interactive Classes of 60 Days 120 Hours --Total Seats :50 ( fifty )

  • Descriptive Section of 70 marks
  • Duration : 40 Days X 2 Hrs each day | Total  80 hours in 5 Months.
  • Starting  Date : 15th Sep 2021 to 15th Feb 2022.
  • Online Platform :  Zoom / Google meet  
  • Timing  : 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm for descriptive section of 70 marks.
  • Days : Friday + Saturday, twice in a week 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm.
  • Course Fee: Rs 15,000/- (Rupees Fifteen Thousands only)
  • Selection Criteria: 15-20 Mins, WhatsApp call. Interview date and time will be allocated after the application form is received. Selected candidates‘ results will be declared soon after the interview.
  • Application Fee : Rs 100/-(Rupees Hundred only)
  • Faculty : Naresh Sharma / Freelance Guest faculties.
  • Content Covered

1) In a very focused manner, it will be done in Q & A (question and answer) format.

2) In every class, 3-4 descriptive questions will be taken by the teacher and you will be given pointers on how to write about them.

3) We would also be discussing previous years’ questions which can be asked in a different manner.

4) Around 50-70 new expected questions for JET-2022 will be discussed in the class based on the pattern of previous years’ question papers.

MCQ- Section of 30 marks.

20 Days 40 hours, in 5 months, once in a week.

2 hours class on  MCQ : Sunday 10:00 am to 12.00 pm

  • Faculty : Naresh Sharma / Freelance Guest faculty

Apply online from the website

Video Recordings Lectures

Only Recorded Video lectures of the ” Interactive Online Classes” Total Seats : Unlimited

  • Course Fee: Rs 10,000/- ( Rupees Ten Thousands Only) to be paid online any time.
  • Selection Criteria: Direct admission – No interview
  • ## Anybody can Subscribe to  “Online video lectures” program of this  Online interactive classes of  60 Days -120 Hours ( 20 Days 2 hours each for  30 Marks – MCQ+  40 Days 80 Hours domain specific section of 70 Marks started from 15th September 2021 online, available for private viewing on YouTube. All these links will be sent to the students the next day via mail after the class.  
  • ## They will also get complimentary video recording links of classroom coaching that was held in  Feb. 2019 for 20-days 2 hours each of 70 marks domain specific section of Direction & Screenplay on the next day after paying the course fee of Rs 10,000/-.
  • Apply online from the website for subscribing to this program.


Section 3: Sample lectures of FTII Online Interactive Coaching :

Interactive Class-1 Video Preview


DIRECTION Interactive Class  --  Paintings & Posters 


Interactive Class-2 Video Preview

DIRECTION Interactive Class  --  Paintings & Posters 

Interactive Class-3 Video Preview


DIRECTION Interactive Class -- Image Analysis 

Interactive Class-4 Video Preview

DIRECTION Interactive Class -- Previous Year’s Questions

Interactive Class -5 Video Preview

DIRECTION Interactive Class -- Various Cinema Movements

Section 4: Direction Workshop Videos:

Atul Tiwari Workshop Part-1 Video Preview


Atul Tiwari Workshop Part-2 Video Preview


Atul Tiwari Workshop Part-3 Video Preview


Atul Tiwari Workshop Part-4 Video Preview


Sriram Raghavan Workshop Part-1 Video Preview



Sriram Raghavan Workshop Part-2 Video Preview

Sriram Raghavan Workshop Part-3 Video Preview

Vivek Agnihotri Workshop Video Preview

Section 5: Other Courses:

Part Time Film Direction Course | Weekend Saturday- Film Direction Course

It is a 6-months Part-time Course, with theory and practical training classes.  

Classes are conducted Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm There are practical and theory classes of Camera, where you learn about the short taking, composition and lighting etc. Also, you'll learn the basic editing on FCP Softwares and Adobe premier pro. Pre- recorded lectures are given to the students for various modules.

No of Seats: 

5 Seats to be filled on an interview basis for Indian students. We have 2 Seats for International Students & 2 Seats for Management Representation Students.

Eligibility Criteria: 

Minimum qualification is 10+2 -for a Short-term certificate Course. No minimum percentage is required to apply. Students who are appearing for their 12th can also apply. Course content and classroom remain the same for the main course.  You will get a ‘Certificate in Part-time TV Journalism, New Reading and Anchoring Course'.

Selection Criteria: 

The selection of the applicants is done on an interview basis.  Results are declared soon after the interview. Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, if a student is not able to come personally, for the interview, we will conduct a telephonic interview via WhatsApp/Skype.

Course Fee of the 6-months part-time Course:

The total fee in lump sum mode is Rs.60,000/-


Section 6: Books for Direction and Screenplay writing:

Imporatnt Books To read

This is the list of Books which ,Naresh sharma, Director have read and highly recommended to anyone who would like to get into the depth of Film Direction and Screenplay Writting.

1. Sculpting in Time: Andrey Tarkovsky

2.Grammer of Film Language.


4.Book by Pauline Kael

5. Notes on Cinematography - Robert Bresson

6. The Films In My Life - Francois Truffaut

7. The Magic Lantern - Ingmar Bergman

8. My Last Breath - Luis Bunuel

9. Something Like An Autobiography - Akira Kurosawa

10. Studies In European Cinema Volume 4 Issue 3

11. What is Cinema Vol-1 -Andre Bazin

12. What is Cinema Vol-2 -Andre Bazin

13. Japanese Cinema Film Style and National Character Donald Richie

14. Changing Direction - Lenore Dekoven

15. Closely Watched Films

16.  Film Directing Shot by Shot - Steven D Katz

17. Gilles Deleuze-Cinema 1

18. Gilles Deleuze-Cinema 2

19. Journal_of_Chinese_Cinemas_Volume_2_Issue_1

20.Film Theory and Criticism - Leo Braudy, Marshall Cohen

21. Master Shots Vol 3_ The Director’s Vision

22. Master Shots

23. Paul Schrader - Transcendental Style in Film

24. Herzog on Herzog - Paul Cronin

25. La Jette

26.Colin MacCabe - Godard_Images_Sounds_Politics

27.David Sterritt - The Films of Jean-Luc Godard Seeing the Invisible


29.Encyclopedia of Stanley Kubrick

30. Godard on Godard

31. Vogel_Amos_Film_as_a_Subversive_Art



Recommended Reading :

For History of cinema  :

1. The Liveliest Art by Arthur Knight

2. History of Film by Virginia Wexman

3. History of Cinema by Eric Rhode

4. How To Read A Film by James Monaco

5. Hindi Cinema Ka Itihaas (Hindi) by Manmohan Chaddha

For Role of Editor, Justification, Continuity, Editing Principles,

1. The Technique of Film & Video by Ken Dancynger

2. Five Cs of Cinematography by Joseph Mascelli

3. Grammar of the Film Language by Daniel Arijon : Silman-James Press, Los Angeles

4. Film Direction Shot By Shot by Steven Katz

5. Film Art by David Bordwel & Kristin Thomson

6. Hitchcock by Truffaut’,

7. In the blink of an eye by Walter Murch,

8. Directing by David Mamet, 

9. Making Movies by Sidney Lumet.

For Linear, Non-linear, Creating Sequence on Timeline :

1. Digital Non-linear Editing by Thomas Ohanian

For Dialogue, Comedy, Action :

2. The Technique of Film Editing by Karel Reisz & Gavin Millar: Focal Press

3. The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice

Book by Ken Dancyger

Important Interviews to read

These Interviews were conducted by Editor, naresh shrama ," Cinematography Art  Magazine ",on variety of people behind the camera.

Directors On Cinematography:

1. Interview with Shyam Benegal on Cinematography.

2.Interview with Govind Nihalani  on actor Handling with Om Puri



Section 7: CRAFT Students work:

CRAFT Student Work -- Roshni Video Preview


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  • Seats : 10 | Fee,Rs 1,50,000/-
  • Duration: 1-Year
  • Intreview : 27th March 2023
  • Helpline: 9899251133/44/55



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