Kashmiri documentary filmmaker wins special environment award in USA

Srinagar: Prominent Kashmiri filmmaker Jalal Ud Din Baba has won “Palamdale Vision Award 2017” at 5th Annual WATER TAKE 1 film festival at Ventura, California, USA for his documentary “SAVING THE SAVIOIR.”

Award ceremony was held on 22 March at Vetura in California on the occasion of 22nd World Water Day.

The award is conferred annually to a documentary film across the globe, which propagates values of environment conservation and water preservation.

The documentary has already won 3 National (Best Film and best Director Awards at 6th NSFF 2016, Vigyan Prasar, 2nd IISFF 2016, by Department of Science & Technology – Earth Sciences, Govt of India, CSIR, NPL) and 2 International awards (Young Green Filmmaker Award, Beijing 2016, 10th International Children’s Film Festival, Dhaka 2016).

The award was conferred to “Saving The Saviour” out of 52 films competing in the film festival across the globe.

Reports said that, more than 1000 water themed short films were submitted but only 52 short films were selected across the world after tough and rigorous entry completion.


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