SHILLONG, Sept 23: 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 5 days from October 9 to 13, 2015 at the NDMC Convention Centre, in New Delhi.
CMS Vatavaran 2015 will be an amalgamation of celebration and discourse with film screenings, forums on critical water issues, panorama of international film festivals, workshops on filmmaking, exhibitions, green haat and much more.
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 4% of the world’s fresh water but 16% 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 programs and screening schedule has been announced and is now available online.