International wildlife and environmental film festival begins in Bangalore

February 9th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI  

Bangalore, Feb 9 (ANI): Bangalore is hosting an international film festival on wildlife and environment. The five-day long festival kicked off on Monday.
The festival aims to encourage films on nature world and to increase public awareness on nature conservation.
Hary Marshall, an organiser of the festival said some of the best films on nature were being screened at the festival.
“The films that are being shown during this program are the winning films that are short-listed. Over 45 different countries are represented. 45 different nationalities making film on natural history of environmental subjects,” he added.
”The Mountain of the Monsoon” of Indian environmentalist Sandesh Kadur, was the opening movie at the festival.
Kadur said his film attempted to explore the various hues of nature.
The event is organized by Wildscreen and British Council in partnership with Hotel Taj West End, ActNow and Flaunge Media Production. BBC natural history unit is also a Collaborator.
The current festival is taking place simultaneously in New Delhi. It is also slated to take place in Mumbai, Guwahati and in Sri Lanka. (ANI)

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