By Fast Kashmir on 13/04/2017. 1 Comment


Environment Science Filmmaker

SAVING THE SAVIOUR, Won the BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM AWARD (SPECIAL GOLDEN TROPHY & MERIT CERTIFICATE) at CSM CIFF (City Montessori School, Children International Film Festival) at Lucknow, UP. CIFF is India’s largest and most prestigious childrens film festival in India and abroad. 620 films were selected and screened, out of more the 1500 films related to children where received from across the 102 countries from all over the world but only 130 films could make it in to the tough competition. 1,20,000 (One Lac, twenty Thousands) Students, parents and general public attended the film screening with elaborate and effective arrangements by the CSM School Lucknow.

3 Iranian films won the Best Honours in long fiction and long documentary categories besides one each British, American, German and French films received the honours. Film festival started 0n 5th April to 13 April 2017 and now the awarded film will be shown again to the children and general public for two days from 12th and 13th April. CMS School is the biggest school in the world with Genius Book World Records with 37000 students in a single city. Bollywood actor (3 idiots  Amir khan film) fame Atul Tiwari honoured the filmmaker Jalal Ud Din Baba at CMS at a glitering award function at CSM auditorium with more 5000 students attending the ceremony. Filmmaker has already many national and international awards, besides official selections and nominations. Saving The Saviour, won the special award along other 6 films out of 52 films competing in the film festival across the globe after tough and rigorous entry competition. It is real great honour for the Jammu and (Kashmir) State, Kashmir in particular that the 1st ever environment based film on Wular Lake has made such a successful entry at international level that too on USA soil where quality of environment film making is examplery and the technique, narrative, treatment of film  is inspired and followed by the world over filmmakers. Entering that domain itself is a resounding achievement to accomplish. Compassion and emotions galvanize my humanistic instincts to do whatever it takes. Get the story with its realness and impact. However, getting things recognized at the international level forums, is like a dream come true for a resource less filmmaker like me. It’s a great shot in the arm.
Recently, Saving The Saviour, Documentary Film on Wular Lake, Won Special Environment Award at Ventura, California, USA on the occasion of 22nd World Water Day by United Nations. The award is conferred annually to a documentary film across the globe which propagates values of environment conservation and water preservation. Baba has already won 4 National Awards (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’s Film Festival, Dhaka 2016).


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