US magazine ranks FTII among top 10 film schools in the world

Pune-based Film and Television Institute of India has bagged the 10th spot among top film and television schools in the world, according to New York-based CEOWORLD magazine ranking.

Two other Indian institutes — The National School of Drama in Delhi at the 14th place and the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute in Kolkata at 22nd — also figure in the list The magazine ranked the USC School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles the top film school in the world for 2019 followed by American Film Institute and UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television at the University of California. US institutes dominated the rankings by securing six of the top ten positions.

A similar list by a US-based entertainment magazine Variety had also placed FTII among the top media schools, although it did not publish any ranking. The CEOWORLD list is dominated by film schools from the United States, along with some illustrious ones from the United Kingdom, Poland, Czech Republic, France, South Korea, Canada, and even Israel. The latter has one of the highest number of film schools per capita in the world, with the Tel Aviv University’s arts faculty, known for its film studies, making it to the CEOWORLD list.

“The FTII is the only Asian film institute to make it to the top 10 of the list. It is a proud moment for us to be featured in such an illustrious list along with those from Czech Republic and Poland,” said Bhupendra Kainthola, FTII director.

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