The Kohima Institute Film Studies ‘Summer School’



Film Studies at The Kohima Institute is organising its first annual ‘Summer School’ on August 14 and 16 led by Dr Piyush Roy, noted film critic, filmmaker, writer, and scholar working in the UK and in India.


Dr Piyush will be joined by Dr Tara Douglas, noted animation filmmaker and scholar, as well as special guest Tiakumzuk Aier, Director of Dreamz Unlimited and team.


Two main modules will cover writing for film (e.g. film reviews, film criticism, etc.); and filmmaking (with hands-on lab sessions in Stop Motion Animation, Essay Filmmaking, and Ethnographic Film). This Summer School curriculum is introductory in nature, and will appeal to newcomers interested in learning more about professional careers in filmmaking and film writing.


More experienced professionals interested in networking, learning new techniques, and sharing their work will find a stimulating environment to refine skills and meet other filmmakers. Dr Roy is Founder/Director of the Edinburgh Festival of Indian Films and Documentaries, and would like to meet filmmakers that would like to have their films screened in front of an international audience in Edinburgh, Scotland in September. The Kohima Institute is located on the BSF-Camp road just off Billy Graham in the Don Bosco Area in Kohima Village.


Spaces are limited, and there is Rs 2500.00 registration fee to cover Summer School materials, snacks and lunches. Call the Kohima Institute office to check for availability and secure your seat: +91 708 5961330 or email


On August 15, Indian Independence Day there is no schedule lectures. The institute will be open from 9am-5pm, with staff ready to assist participants in their writing, filming, editing, and other film school-related assignments. Dr Tara Douglas will assist in projects that use ‘stop motion’ animation. Tea and snacks will be provided. As an open day, the 15th also offers a great opportunity to enjoy the historical sites around Kohima, the Independence Day festivities, to taste Naga cuisine, and to visit shops.