Sixth edition of Nature In Focus, a festival that highlights wild spaces of India, begins in Bengaluru
The Nature in Focus Festival began with the film screenings. Daroji, a short film for children, directed by Sugandhi Gadadhar, The Bird Who Never Gave Up directed by Hardik Rathod, The Last Hope directed by Dheeraj Aithal and Pradeep Hegde and The Queen of Ranthambore direted by Porus Khareghat were some of the films screened today.
Talks on Technological Innovation Used In Wildlife Photography by wildlife photographer Yashpal Rathore was one of the highlights of the day. Aparajita Datta, scientist, Nature Conservation Foundation on Fellow Travellers in the Forest, spoke about the indigenous communities in Arunachal Pradesh who have been a very crucial part of her forest journeys. The evening session saw a panel discussion on The Past, Present and Future of Water in Cities. The day ended with the screening of the much acclaimed documentary, Wild Karnataka, that's narrated by sir David Attenborough, exploring the rich and diverse wildlife of south-Indian state.
On August 3, Nature In Focus Festival photography awards will be given. In addition, an exhibition will display the 120 wildlife images shortlisted for the NiF Photography Awards.
Nature in Focus, founded in 2014 by Kalyan Varma and Rohit Varma is an initiative that curates and shares information about India's wild spaces. The sixth edition of Nature in Focus Festival that began today in Bengaluru gathers photographers, filmmakers, conservationists and researchers to showcase their work.
Until August 4. At Chamara Vajra, Jayamahal Road