The city will host a national science film festival from August 22


Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The Madhya Pradesh Council of Science and Technology will host the 12th National Science Film Festival of India at Ravindra Bhawan here from August 22-26.

The film festival is a flagship event of Vigyan Prasar and will be held in association with the Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology. Famous documentary filmmaker Siddharth Kak and actor Rajeev Verma will be the main guests of the film festival.

Speaking to the media, MP Council of Science and Technology (MPCST) Director General Anil Kothari said on Saturday, “MPCST promotes films based on science, technology, environment, architecture, etc. and will hold workshops on training and making science films.”

He also hinted at the need for a state-level film festival for the tribal people of Madhya Pradesh, their culture.

Explaining the film festival, National Organizer of India’s National Science Film Festival and scientist at Vigyan Prasar, Nimish Kapoor said: “Of the 246 films we received, 71 films were shortlisted to be screened at the festival in film. An awards ceremony will take place on August 26 to reward the top three films in each of the four categories.

There are four categories in the film festival; films funded/directed by governmental and non-governmental institutions, films made by independent filmmakers, films made by graduate students/graduates/researchers, and films made by students in grades 6-12.

The best films in each category will be awarded the Gold Beaver, Silver Beaver and Bronze Beaver for the first, second and third positions respectively. There will also be panel discussions and masterclasses for those interested in filmmaking, screenwriting, directing.

In this regard, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday unveiled the poster and brochure of the film festival and congratulated Vigyan Prasar and the Science and Technology Council MP for the successful organization of the film festival. It has also invited filmmakers from across India to Madhya Pradesh to take part in the National Science Film Festival, according to officials.

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