CMS Vatavaran – Environment And Wildlife International Film Festival
And environment and wildlife film festival and forum, CMS VATAVARAN 2015 will be an amalgamation of celebration and discourse with screenings, forums on critical water issues, workshops on filmmaking, exhibitions, green haat and much more.
Dates: October 9 to 13, 2015
Venue: NDMC Convention Centre, Opp Jantar Mantar, Jai Singh Road, New Delhi
About the event:
India’s longest standing and largest environment and wildlife-based film festival, CMS VATAVARAN is celebrating its 8th competitive edition with screening of 74 Indian and international films. The festival is scheduled to be screened across five days from October 9 to 13, 2015 (Friday to Tuesday) at the NDMC Convention Centre, in New Delhi.
The theme for the 8th competitive edition is ‘Water for Life’ with a special focus on ‘Conserving our Water Bodies’. It seeks to mark the interconnectedness of water and life and raise concern over the rapidly deteriorating condition of our water bodies. The fact that India has just four per cent of the world’s fresh water, but 16 per cent of the global population is reason enough to begin a serious discussion on proper and effective water management and conservation. CMS VATAVARAN 2015 with its theme ‘Water for Life’ aims to do just that.
Contemporary issues related to water and conservation will be deliberated upon by eminent conservationists, policy makers, environment journalists and the concerned communities in the forum. Water for life being a cross cutting theme necessitates a multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder participation in discussions to address the issues in a holistic manner. This impressive lineup of programmes and screening schedule has been announced and is now available online.
About the Organizers/Partners:
CMS VATAVARAN: CMS VATAVARAN is not just a film festival celebrating the cinematic art of films but is a platform that enables film as a tool and catalyst for creating impact. CMS VATAVARAN remains resolute to encourage environment films and forums resulting change in perception, practice and policy. Since its inception in 2002, seven competitive and 41 travelling festivals in 36 cities of 25 Indian states have been organised. It has reached more than 5,00,000 people directly. CMS VATAVARAN has now become a movement and inspired many organisations and individuals to use films and film festivals as a medium to catalyse change.
For more information, visit: www.cmsvatavaran.org