Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Environment film festival concludes.

New Delhi

Kunal Diwan

NEW DELHI: The environmental film festival ‘Vatavaran 2007’ concluded here on Sunday with Senani Hegde’s ‘Wild Dog Diaries’ bagging the Best Film award. The award carries a cash prize of Rs.1.5 lakh.

Other winners at the biennial festival included ‘Earth Calling – Episode Coorg’ by Rita Banerjee and Shilpi Sharma (Delhi Chief Minister’s Award for the Best Documentary in Environmental Conservation) and ‘Tiger – The Death Chronicles’ by Krishnendu Bose (Wildlife Conservation Category).

The Forum of Environmental Journalists of India and CMS Academy Award for Young Environmental Journalist (Print and Broadcast) went to Amar Jyoti and Bahar Dutt respectively. The Revelation Award was won by ‘Cherub of the Mist’, a beautifully shot documentary on the reclusive red panda by Naresh Bedi.

Suresh Elamon’s ‘Angels in Tigerland’ won the award for Best Cinematography while Umesh Aggarwal’s ‘The Whistle Blowers’ won for Best Editing.

The Special Jury Award was won by Gaurav Jani’s ‘Riding Solo to the Top of the World’. Jury Special Mention Awards were handed out to Kalpana Subramaniam’s Turtle in a Soup’ and Gurmeet Sapal’s ‘Leopard in the Lurch’.


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