Blue Ocean Film and Television Academy (BOFTA), the popular film institute in Chennai suburbs, has successfully completed its first year in the field of film education. The convocation ceremony for the first batch of students happened recently in a grand manner. With regard to that, we catch up with the Managing Director of BOFTA, Dhananjayan. G, to know more.
The first batch of students have graduated, and BOFTA is all set to step into its second year. How does it feel?
It feels great. I am so happy about it. When we planned to start the film institute, everyone was doubtful if this would click. They thought it would be very difficult to make experienced directors teach, but now it feels great to have achieved this feat. Film schools have celebrity directors and actors take guest lectures, but BOFTA instead forms the teaching department with celebrity directors and masters. This is the first film school in India to have this practice, where masters take the class on a daily basis. Due to this, students get to interact with many legends and experienced directors, from which, they learn a lot. They also get a wide range of knowledge and exposure about films and film-making.