SHABANA AZMI TO SPEAK AT CMS VATAVARAN
‘Kalpvriksh’ starring ShabanaAzmi will be screened at the 7th CMS VATAVARAN
The feature film ‘Kalpvriksh’, directed by Manika Sharma and starring ShabanaAzmi will be screened at the 7th CMS VATAVARAN – Asia’s largest film festival and forum on environment & wildlife. Noted film actor ShabanaAzmi will be present in this forum to speak in a film session. The film session will also bring together producerRaajayshChetwal and its director Manika Sharma for an open forum.
“KALPVRIKSH”, which has been produced by RaajayshChetwal / Rhombus Films, is a film which passionately weaves Indian mysticism with the complex life of the modern day Indian kids, in search of something magical. The film Kalpvriksh is based on the secret of living in harmony with nature. ShabanaAzmi, plays a mystical friend of one of the child who tells the story of the powers of the Wishing tree, Kalpvriksh. Eminent actor Amitabh Bachchan has lent his voice to the tree.
The feature film category has been introduced in CMS VATAVARAN for the first time. The CMS VATAVARAN award in Feature Film Category will beawarded to the full-length running time production, 80 minutes or longer, made to achieve it mass-audience objective by highlighting environment & wildlife concerns and conservation initiatives.
The 7th edition of the CMS VATAVARAN Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum will be held from Jan 30-Feb 03 2014 at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Lawns, New Delhi.In August 2013, 86 films were nominated in 11 categories by the Nomination Jury of 31 experts headed by Mr SrinivasanIyer, Assistant Country Director and Head, Energy and Environment Unit, UNDP India. In all, 8 films were received in the Feature film category, Kalprivksh being one of the entries.
The Award Jury Meeting of the 7th CMS VATAVARAN- Environment and Wildlife Film Festival & Forum was held from Dec 18 – 20, 2013 (Wed – Fri) at the ITC Maurya, New Delhi. Eminent film maker, actor and producer – ShriAmolPalekar headed the list of eminent jurists for the coveted 7th CMS VATAVARAN Indian Awards while Mr Ramesh Sharma, award-winning filmmaker chaired the jury for international awards. The coveted CMS VATAVARAN awards will be announced and presented on (Sunday) Feb 02, 2014 during the festival scheduled from Jan 30 – Feb 03, 2014 at IGNCA Lawns, New Delhi.