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CMS VATAVARAN is India’s premier environment and wildlife film festival and forum – it is aimed towards enhancing understanding, appreciation and shift in attitudes towards the natural world and to increase space for environmental issues in mass media and evolve a nationwide environment outreach framework. The festival reaches out to people from all walks of life including filmmakers, civil society groups, government organizations, environmentalists, researchers, conservationists, policy makers, activists, public and private sector organizations and students of all ages and is recognized as a calendar event amongst filmmakers, environment, wildlife and conservation sector. Its unique twin track approach of organizing competitive and traveling film festivals and environment forum has positioned it as one of the most prestigious film festivals across the globe. Since its inception in 2002, ten competitive and 54 travelling festivals in 41 cities of 25 Indian states have been organized.

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THEMATIC CATEGORIES Water Conservation Environment Conservation Wildlife Conservation Climate Change- Adaptation and Mitigation Livelihood & Sustainable Technologies GENERAL AWARD CATEGORIES Corporate and CSR films Animation Amateur & College student Films School Student Films Short Films on conservation (up to 5 minutes in duration)