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, "North-Eastern Diaries: Seeking Wildlife In The Eastern Himalayas" is being screened on 15th February at the British Library, Saifabad.
Join Sandesh Kadur as he goes on a mission to document the natural and cultural treasures of the Eastern Himalayas. For years, this region was considered too volatile and too dangerous to allow outsiders in. As a result, very little was known of the wildlife and people of this region.
In this series of short films, Sandesh Kadur, a wildlife photographer and film-maker with a passion for conservation, explores these remote regions on a quest to document some of the rare inhabitants like golden langurs and clouded leopards in a hitherto unseen region of India.
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.