The CMS Vatavaran is India’s only International Environment and Wildlife Film Festival and Forum that has been using film as a medium for raising environmental awareness since over a decade. This year, the theme of the 9th CMS Vatavaran Festival, held between 2 to 6 November at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, Rajghat) was Conservation for Water. Delhi Greens was happy to partner with the 9th CMS Vatavaran and encouraged all our members to participate in this meaningful Film Festival in the best interest of Delhi and the global environment. The Five Day Long 9th CMS Vatavaran Film Festival included not just Film Screenings from across the Indian sub-continent and the world, but also Seminar, Workshops, Exhibitions of Green & Eco-friendly products, in addition to award distribut
CMS Vatavaran, the environment and wildlife biennial international film festival and forum invites entries from Indian and international filmmakers for the 2011 competition. The focus for this edition of the CMS Vatavaran festival is biodiversity conservation. Held biennially in New Delhi, the film festival is an event that brings together wildlife filmmakers, researchers and environment experts from across the globe. The competitive film festival carries an award money of Rs. 15 lakhs for filmmakers. The film festival will be organised from December 6-10, 2011 in Delhi and the last date for submission of films, in a total of ten categories, is May 31, 2011. The CMS Vatavaran festival was initiated in 2002 and the fifth Competitive Film Festival was organised in 2009 under the theme ‘Cl
Established in 1991, CMS is an independent, not-for-profit multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to research-driven initiatives that enable policy makers to take informed decisions on development and social change to improve quality of life. CMS has established itself as an organization of repute by undertaking large-scale national studies that cut across cultural and physical boundaries. CMS Environment is looking for suitable candidates (TWO) for the full time position of Environmental Education Officer for its Delhi office. The outreach programme officer will be required to conceptualise and implement innovative educational education and outreach activities to create awareness among schools, colleges, corporates etc. The post requires an experienced, skillful and flexible ...
The 14th of November, also known as Bal Divas, is the birthday of Chacha Nehru--our first Prime Minister and to put it in the current context--Rahul Gandhi’s great grand father. Continuity, complexity of relationships and interrelatedness to the web of life is the celebration. A beautifully done film festival called CMS Vatavaran recently reflected it. One film of particular appeal was a Japanese one titled Kishke filming complex environmental issues with a very simple narrative. At the very first level, it is the story of a little boy named Kishke--about 10 years of age--who has just lost his grandfather. Once when had spent a summer with his grandfather on the sea coast village in North Japan, he had made a promise to his grandfather that he will plant a seed in his name, when he
CMS VATAVARAN is India’s premier biennial competitive and traveling Environment and Wildlife Film Festival. It was initiated in 2002 towards raising awareness about environmental issues. The CMS Environment Forum and CMS VATAVARAN have ushered in a fresh green global consciousness on an extraordinary scale using environment forums and films. The objective is to increase space for environment issues in mass media and evolve a nationwide environment outreach framework. Every year the festival is growing in terms of the quality of films recieved as well as the number of entries. This year a total of 366 entries have been received 366 including 276 entries from 20 different states of India. Also, 90 International entries have also been received from 23 countries. The film fe
CMS VATAVARAN, the Environment and Wildlife Film Festival from India that has made a global impact calls for film submissions for its 5th Film Festival. Prize winnging selected films will be screened from scheduled from October 27-31, 2009 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The theme for 2009 festival is "Climate Change and Sustainable Technologies", a highly relevant issue today. The new features of the festival are: Total prize money: INR 20,00,000 Prize money ranging from: INR 50,000-INR 150,000 Twenty five awards in 16 Indian categories Five new categories for Indian filmmakers Travel and accommodation support to all nominated Indian filmmakers International/ National students, filmmakers (professional and amateur), photographers, environmentalists, film