What People are Saying

"Festivals like CMS VATAVARAN act as a great platform for filmmakers as they help us showcase our work"-- Docu - Film Maker

"I find the films competing in the 4th CMS VATAVARAN 2007 are of extremely high standards and the Jury had huge amount of difficultly in selecting the winner" observed Shri Shayam Benegal, the CMS VATAVARAN final Jury Chairperson and the winner of 2005 Dada Saheb Phalke Award. Initiatives like CMS VATAVARAN Environment and Wildlife Film Festival helps environmental films find a regular place in the media's agenda and does a great deal for creating environment awareness." -- Shyam Benegal
"What cinema can do at best is to make one aware", he said. After all, "awareness is the foundation on which any thought process is built-an essential first step that possibly leads to action. "-- Shri Adoor Gopalakrishnan
"We as Indians need to unite on a common platform and think about Vatavaran because environment is god given and not the privilege of humans. Films and events like these bring to the forefront issues facing the environment and bring to the attention of the young and concerned people the issues at stake" " -- Ms Nafisa Ali Sodhi


4th CMS VATAVARAN 2007 Competitive Environment and Wildlife Film Festival