FTII Pune and SRFTI Kolkata, the two premium film institutes in the country, would be accorded the status of institutes of national importance, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley announced Thursday.


“Film & Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune and Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute (SRFTI), Kolkata are proposed to be accorded status of institutes of national importance,” said Jaitley while presenting the general budget for 2014-15.

“And a national centre for excellence in animation, gaming and special effects will be set up,” he further said.

The minister did not specify where the national centre would be located.
Inputs by IANS