The British Council is presenting the Wildscreen Film Festival
on 15th and 16th February at Prasads IMAX and Prasads Labs Preview Theatre. The 2-day film festival will witness the screening of a few of the world-class films on environmental issues and wildlife. The festival also includes master classes on various aspects of film-making, and screenings of international wildlife and environmental films, some which are winners of the Panda Awards aka the Green Oscars.
The festival is part of the British Council's Climate Change Program which aims to mitigate the effects of climate change in an urban environment. As part of the festival, a BBC series on the life of birds is being screened on 15th February at Prasads IMAX, screen 5.
The series is a 10-episode BBC nature documentary written and presented by David Attenborough, first transmitted in the U K from 21st October, 1998. A study of the evolution and habits of birds, it was the third of Attenborough's specialised surveys following his major trilogy that began with Life On Earth. Each of the ten 50-minute episodes discusses how varieties of birds in the world deal with the different aspects of their day-to-day existence, as listed below:
To Fly Or Not Too Fly
The Mastery Of Flight
The Insatiable Appetite
Fishing For A Living
Signals And Songs
The Demands Of The Egg
The Problems Of Parenthood
The Limits Of Endurance
Wildscreen is the world's largest and most prestigious wildlife and environmental film festival. Founded by Sir Peter Scott in 1982, the festival has been organised every alternate year in Bristol for the past 28 years. The Wildscreen Festival came to India in 2007 and toured Delhi, Pune, Kolkata and Chennai. In 2009, the festival visited Delhi, Guwahati, Bangalore, Mumbai, and also Colombo.
Entry is free for everyone. Please contact the British Council at 2348-3333 for further details.