Salesian College Sonada is now member of Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI) thanks to the relentless efforts of Assistant Professor Privat Giri of Mass Communication department.
Mass Communication Department in Salesian College Sonada was started in July 2017.
The official certificate confirming the membership signed by FFSI (Eastern Region) Secretary Mr. Biplab Kr. Ghosh reads: Salesian Campus Film Society of Gorabari, Sonada, Darjeeling has been affiliated as the Associate Member of Federation of Film Societies of India with effect from 22 February, 2019.
Founded in 1959 by Satyajit Ray, FFSI is the umbrella body of film-screening societies in India. FFSI is currently a member of the International Federation of Film Society that has its Central Office in Paris and is an associate member of UNESCO.
At the end of year 2014, FFSI had 321 regular film societies on its membership rolls and about 100 campus film societies with a concentration of 118 film societies clustered within the south Indian state of Kerala.
FFSI has focused its activities on the promotion of good cinema, worked to acquire feature and short films to feed its member units for screenings, and associate itself with both national and international organisations undertaking similar work.
Administratively, FFSI has divided its jurisdiction into four Regions of North, East, South and West, and one Sub-Region of Kerala with their Offices in Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Trivandrum respectively.
The central office is situated at C-7 Bharat Bhaban, 3 Chittaranjan Avenue, Kolkata 700072, India. FFSI brings out its monthly publication called FFSI Newsletter. Many of the film societies also bring out regular film newsletters featuring the working of their organisation and those of their sister units.