Since 1972, each year, June 5th is designated by UN as ‘World Environment Day’ (WED) and is celebrated with a range of activities around the globe. Each year, WED has a theme that focuses and draws attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2019 WED is “Air Pollution,” which highlights the major health hazard affecting millions today.
MoEF&CC has been at the forefront initiating efforts to prevent, control and abate air pollution. Acknowledging the impact that films or videos can make, MoEF&CC in partnership with CMS VATAVARAN is organizing a Short Film Competition and Film Festival on the theme – “POLLUTION, with special emphasis on AIR POLLUTION.”
The objective of this Competition and Festival is to use films as a means for engaging diverse audiences on the theme of WED 2019 – Air Pollution. The Festival will showcase shortlisted films from the Competition during the 10th CMS VATAVARAN Film Festival and Forum on Environment and Wildlife, on November 27-30, 2019.
Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India.