Royal Society of Television and Motion Pictures (RSTMP) is a unit of Kolkata United Cine Community (KUCC) which is registered under West Bengal (India) Society Registration Act XXVI of 1961 No. S0005348 of 2019 – 2020.
RSTMP is an international non-profit organization founded by the award-winning writers, directors, producers, artists and scholars from all over the world. The sole purpose of founding RSTMP is to promote the research and development about film, television and motion pictures in general, and study their impact on society. We aim collect and preserve the greatest cinematic works across the globe which reflects the moving image history and heritage of the world.
We present year-round programming that includes professional training programs, workshops, seminars, publication of research papers, premieres of new films from an international roster of established and emerging directors, major retrospectives, in-depth filmmaker talks, and high-profile events. As a non-profit educational and social welfare organization, RSTMP receives private funding and public membership. Besides providing academic training in film and television, we also take the initiative to utilize films as a weapon of the pedagogy of the oppressed as well as alternative media for people. Our Tour de Cinema initiative travels across several remote places of the country, on invitation from civil society groups, unions, and other democratic platforms, with films and social awareness videos.
We take the initiative to educate children and young adults through film, for which we travel across schools, neighbourhoods, and communities, screening films that invite our young friends to imagine, ponder, question and seek answers to things around them. We are also exploring the possibilities of building a functional web-based alternative media highlighting and amplifying voices of the working-class people and run by volunteers.