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CMS VATAVARAN

Film Festival dedicated to the environmental issues and wildlife.

About

The festival aims to bring to the fore larger environmental concerns through films. It forges a dialogue and generate timely debate on the topical environmental issues involving the public. By using film screenings and various parallel events the festival provides a platform to create awareness around the local, national and global environmental problems, looks at possible solutions, builds opinion and inspires people to push for change.  Today CMS VATAVARAN is the most prestigious, one of its own kind influential national event for the environment and filmmakers fraternity and all those who are concern about it.  The festival reaches out to people from all genres including filmmakers, civil society groups, government organizations, environmentalists, researchers, conservationists, policy makers, activists, public and private sector organisations and students of all ages. 

Indian and International categories:

  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Environment Conservation
  • Feature Film
  • Climate Change — Adaptation & Mitigation
  • Animation
  • Livelihoods
  • Films for Children
  • Amateur Film
  • Student Film
  • Sustainable Technologies
  • Public Service Announcements (PSA)
  • Series (Based on Environment & Wildlife)

Awards

  • Best of the Festival Award, 
  • Best of the climate change 
  • Best of animation Award 
  • Best of the Public Service Announcements (PSA) Film
  • Best of Festival Theme Award
  • Best of Livelihoods & Sustainable Technologies 
  • Best of Amateur & Youth Films 
  • Best of School Student Films 

Rules

  • A runtime of any length is permitted;
  • Projects completed after 01-Jan-2017. 

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form (paper one or online via Withoutabox system);
  • Pay entry fees;
  • Send 2 DVDs with submitted film by mail.

Selection Media Type: H.264 HD Format in Pen Drive/ Hard Disk/ Vimeo Link.

Screening Media Type: DVCAM, miniDV, SDV

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Alka Tomar (Ms.); Ashwini Sinha (Mr.); Priya Verma (Ms.); Ashwini Sinha (OTHER); Deepti Roy (Filmmaker).

Documents

Place

India
New Delhi

Official website

cmsvatavaran.org

Contacts

Address:

CMS VATAVARAN 
RESEARCH HOUSE 
SAKET COMMUNITY CENTRE
NEW DELHI DELHI 110 017
India

Phone: 911126864020
Fax: 911126968282

Email: info@cmsvatavaran.org,  submission@cmsvatavaran.org

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Earlybird Deadline
    December 11, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    February 02, 2019
  • Late Deadline
    March 22, 2019
  • Extended Deadline
    April 22, 2019
  • Notifications
    August 29, 2019
  • Event dates
    23 — 25 November 2019
Categories & Fees

Short Film (upto 30 minutes) and Long Film (upto 60 minutes). Awarded to a production that most effectively sensitizes audience about faunal diversity, animal behavior and social, environmental, economic aspects of man and wildlife relationship. The film can depict successes, conflicts, trade, crime, wildlife governance, legislations, court interventions, or profile the great defenders of wildlife in the country.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $100

Short Film (upto 30 minutes) and Long Film (upto 60 minutes). Awarded to the production creating awareness about environmental issues concerning the natural world i.e. conservation of biodiversity, soil, water & atmosphere linked with protected areas, pollution, waste management, mining, traditional knowledge and innovative practices, etc, thereby focusing on combating destructive development projects, influencing environmental policies and striving for environmental justice.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $100

Short Film (upto 30 minutes) and Long Film (upto 60 minutes) Awarded to the production which contributes to the current scientific understanding of climate change, its impacts on ecosystems, agriculture, food security, health, human settlements, especially in the coastal areas or global politics of climate change. Films should emphasize the portfolio of strategies that include mitigation, adaptation, and technological development that are required to diminish the risk associated with climate change. The cost effectiveness of actions to tackle the impacts of climate change can also be considered.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $100

Short Film (upto 30 minutes) and Long Film (upto 60 minutes) Awarded to productions that provide insights into the linkages between climate change and water issues, and the need for sustainable conservation practices for addressing water equity. Films may showcase water struggles in a world dealing with global warming, climate variability, food and health insecurity, desertification, biodiversity loss, and environmental damage. On these themes, the film can also highlight compelling stories on technology use, sustainable lifestyles, indigenous practices, or policy interventions.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $100

Awarded to the animation film produced with traditional animation techniques, computer generated images (CGI) or other production methods highlighting concerns on environment and wildlife or promoting conservation efforts. A runtime of any length is permitted.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $100

Short Film (upto 30 minutes) and Long Film (upto 60 minutes) Awarded for the programme that highlights those fighting for protecting the natural assets such as land, water and forest, which are so intrinsically linked to their livelihood and survival.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $100

Awarded to the Film most effectively communicates environment and wildlife conservation and produced by an amateur i.e. upcoming filmmaker/individual, student/ group of students of film-making or the filmmakers who never entered their film in CMS VATAVARAN previous editions. A runtime of any length is permitted

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $100

Awarded to the documentary or short film or experimental work produced on environment and wildlife conservation issues by a regular student or a group of students from any school or college. A runtime of any length is permitted.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $100

Short Film (upto 30 minutes) and Long Film (upto 60 minutes) Awarded to the film focusing on adoption of technologies based on renewable energy in almost all areas of human living, including energy generation, water use, building construction, health, food production, transportation and mobility, commerce and industry etc.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $100

Awarded to the messages, short or promotional films, commercials or advertising campaigns that educate or inform the public at large. Duration not more than 180 seconds. The programme must highlight the issue or convey a conservation message.

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $75
  • Extended Deadline — $100
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