Wednesday, March 28, 2012

6th CMS VATAVARAN: Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum,New Delhi 2011.



“Maa-e-Ri – a lyrical conversation with Mother Nature”, a Hindi music video with a unique concept produced & conceived by the creative heads of MUSIC BOX STUDIOS has been awarded the CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION in the prestigious 6th competitive CMS VATAVARAN: Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum in the “BIODIVERSITY CATEGORY” in New Delhi 2011.

“Maa-e-Ri – a lyrical conversation with Mother Nature”, a Hindi music video with a unique concept produced & conceived by the creative heads of MUSIC BOX STUDIOS has been awarded the CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION in the prestigious 6th competitive CMS VATAVARAN: Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum in the “BIODIVERSITY CATEGORY” in New Delhi 2011.

CMS VATAVARAN is considered a prestigious international green film festival in the world today. The 6th edition of the five-day event scheduled for 6th – 10th December 2011 in New Delhi concluded, screened 114 films picked up from 15 countries was opened by eminent conservationists George Shaller and A J T Johnsingh and witnessed by film luminaries like Shyam Benegal, Prakash Jha and Basu Chatterjee. The theme of the festival was "Biodiversity Conservation", which also happens to be in sync with the forthcoming Convention on Biological Diversity, in October 2012.

CMS VATAVARAN - Environment and Wildlife Film Festival is a concept to make awareness about the wildlife of India and save our nature and the wilds which are the parts of this nature.

Caught up in their fast – paced, technology – driven lives, human beings are forgetting the laws of Nature. Consequently, mankind is imperiled: natural calamities such as tsunami, earthquake is on the rise, global warming is melting glaciers.  The music video “Maa-e-Ri – a lyrical conversation with Mother Nature” documents these perils and urges respect for the Nature’s laws for a sustainable future. Let Nature be our Teacher. Now is the time to reconnect with Mother Earth. How we treat Mother Earth will affect the children yet to be born. Let’s consciously think about the generations to come.

This music video  is already doing the rounds of the world travelling to reputed film festivals in India and abroad like the Shaan-e-Awadh International Film Festival 2011, CMS VATAVARAN 2011, New Delhi, 3rd International Film Festival Ahmedabad, 7th International Children’s Film Festival of India, Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF), Sundance Film Festival, Foyle Film Festival.

Maa-e-Ri has also been selected for screening to International audiences as the OPENING THEME at this year’s “1st Imphal International Short Film Festival 2012”.  The festival will take place from 15th April to 18th April 2012 at Imphal, Manipur, North East India.

This music video was also nominated for BEST MUSIC VIDEO CATEGORY in the esteemed “Shaan-e-Awadh International Film Festival 2011”, Lucknow. Outstanding 49 films and 9 International films across the world like La Poesie De Kiyumi, La Broderie de Sayuru – Japan, Fresh Sucide – Uk/ India, Porque Hay Cosas Que Nunca Se Olvidan – Spain / Argintina, Caudo Truena –Spain, Delete – Iran, Viktoria – Russia, The Astronaut on The Roof – Germany competed in 9 categories: Best Film, Best Director, Best Photography, Best Editor, Best Sound, Best Production Design, Best Story, Best Screenplay, Jury Critic Award.

“I was in my first month of pregnancy when I began composing songs for Maa-e-Ri, and a lot of it was inspired by my motherhood.” My music video was to release by the end of 2011 in India but now the album has been pushed forward and will see a 2012 release. The delay is because I want to take the music video to the festival circuit and promote the video all over the world”. “Maa-e-Ri – a lyrical conversation with Mother Nature”, has a unique concept a universal message of motherhood where Kalpana plays symbolically plays the human race.
Says Kalpana, “this music video has been receiving some great response and this is a global issue and deserves all attention possible. I enjoyed the entire phase of the making of “Maa-e-Ri – a lyrical conversation with Mother Nature”— and I am really proud of my project.


Checkout the Official CMS VATAVARAN  festival Directory 2011 – Page 20  http://www.cmsvatavaran.org/directory/directory2011.pdf

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