CMS VATAVARAN announces its call for entries for 2017


CMS VATAVARAN announces its call for entries for the 9th CMS VATAVARAN Environment & Wildlife International Film Festival and Forum to be held from 2nd to 6th November 2017 in New Delhi . The bi-annual film festival and forum addresses contemporary environment and wildlife issues through the medium of films, forums, workshops, field visits, food festival, nature bazaar, etc.

Environment and wildlife filmmakers, amateurs, animators, student filmmakers are invited to submit films in 13 categories in both Indian and International sections. Filmmakers can submit entries in these categories-

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Conservation 4 water (Festival Theme) Public Service Announcement (PSA)
Environment Conservation Feature Film
Wildlife Conservation Series
Climate Change- Adaptation and Mitigation Animation
Livelihoods Films for Children
Sustainable Technologies Amateur Film
Student Film

  • College
  • School

Taking forward the 2015 theme on water, the 9th edition will once again delve into the issues of climate change and water under the theme- Conservation 4 Water. Films showing the inter-connectedness of climate change and water, water struggles in a world dealing with global warming, climate variability, food and health insecurity, desertification, biodiversity loss, and environmental damage can be submitted under this theme.

For the first time, the call for entry has been announced more than an year in advance, as the theme requires much research, understanding and efforts. The theme ‘Conservation 4 Water’ provides full drama of the struggles and efforts water faces in the contemporary climate change discourse and action. Filmmakers are encouraged to explore this intricate and complex relationship. CMS VATAVARAN will be providing technical reference and support for filmmakers who will endeavour to make films on this theme and also for this edition of CMS VATAVARAN.

CMS VATAVARAN has also introduced the Student Film category to encourage young and budding filmmakers from schools and colleges to produce films on contemporary environment and wildlife issues.

Films entering the film festival will compete in the above mentioned categories, out of which 22 awards in Indian section and 21 awards in International section will be selected. All the films will be evaluated on the basis of their their ability to communicate the theme through compelling storytelling. The selection process includes a Peer Review, Nomination Jury and Award Jury.

The final deadline is February 2, 2017. Films can entered for free by submitting the entries by July 28, 2016. Entry guidelines and the application form can be downloaded from here.

You may also submit your film entry through Withoutabox.

For submission related queries:
Please contact Ms Bharti Kapoor at 9868213566 |

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