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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Feb 9-13: Wildscreen Festival 

"Wildscreen Festival in India and Sri Lanka – 9-13 February 2009

The Festival was founded by Sir Peter Scott in 1982 and has been organised every alternate year for the past 25 years. Held in Bristol,the world's centre for wildlife filmmaking, it attracts hundreds of delegates from around the globe who work in film, television and the press, as well as those actively involved in working to conserve the environment.

The Wildscreen Festival came to India in 2007 and toured Delhi, Pune, Kolkata and Chennai. The programme included nine filmmakers, eighteen workshops, and seventeen film screenings a cross four cities, the main attraction being the Keynote address by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall.

The dates for the next festival are:

9-10 February 2009 – Delhi and Bangalore
12-13 February 2009 – Guwahati, Mumbai and Colombo

Nine environment filmmakers are coming to India and Sri Lanka from the UK. The programme will comprise of master classes on various aspects of filmmaking and film screenings.

The festival will be part of the media strand of the British Council project Low Carbon Futures. Its main focus will be capacity development amongst environmental film makers in India.

Registration for the Master classes:

Participation by prior registration only, last date for registering is 26 January 2009. There is no registration fee.

You may register online at

Please click on the link - to get more details on the masterclasses and to register yourself for the classes.

Monday, 9 February 2009
Master Class on The role of films in Environmental Conservation by Jeremy Bristow
Film Screening: Can we Save Planet Earth? (60mins)(Producer: Jeremy Bristow)
1500-1600 Masterclass on Managing a Production by Laura Marshall
Film screening: Life in Cold Blood: Armoured Giants (60 mins) (Golden Panda Winner, Wildscreen 08)

Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Masterclass on Scriptwriting by Harry Marshall
Film screening: Earth: The Power of the Planet: Atmosphere (59 mins)

Masterclass/ Case Study by Local Filmmaker
1130-1230 Masterclass on Capturing the Story by Sandesh Kadur
Film Screening: The Mountains of the Monsoon (50 mins)
Film Screening (double bill) : One Planet Living (4.45) Global Dimming (49 mins) "

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