New Delhi, Dec 4: An animated movie about a young leopard cub and his ragtag band’s journey to Delhi; an inspirational documentary about three of India’s finest scientists; and the story of a young tigresses chosen to start a new dynasty inside a wildlife reserve feature in line-up of award winning films to be screened at the Science Film Festival that gets underway at the India International Science Festival 2015 tomorrow.
Nikhil Advani’s Delhi Safari, Raja Choudhary’s The Quantum Indians and S Nallamuthu’s Tiger Dynasty will be among nearly 25 acclaimed films on science, health and environment screened at the three-day festival.
The festival recognises the efforts of filmmakers in popularising science and the impact of the visual medium in science communication. Aspiring young filmmakers will also get a chance to hone their skills and techniques at workshops led by experts such as filmmaker Benoy Behl, NDTV Science Editor Pallav Bhagla, and Prof Iftekhar Ahmad, Director, AKJ Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia.
The competition section at the film festival will feature around 20 shortlisted entries from a nationwide short films contest held for students and film enthusiasts on the themes ‘Science & Society’ and ‘Swacch Bharat’.
A jury, headed by Prof J S Yadav, Chairman of the Communication Management Foundation, International Media Institute and former Director of IIMC, will chose the winner of the IISF 2015 Best Science Film Award.
Dignitaries including renowned scientist Prof Yash Pal are expected to attend the awards ceremony on Monday, December 7.
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