First Urban Climate Film Festival

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First-Urban-Climate-Film-FestivalThe first ever Urban Climate Film Festival is going to be held in New Town, Kolkata from June 3 to 5 to sensitize the audience about the environmental, social and economic impacts of climate change on urban settlements.

An overview of the news

  • The festival will highlight the environmental, social and economic impacts of climate change on urban settlements.

  • The audience will be able to see these scenarios through the film.

  • During this, 16 films from 12 countries will be screened.

  • There will also be a Q&A session with filmmakers to discuss the impact of climate-change on urban buildings.

  • People's views will also be invited on this subject.

  • It aims to encourage citizens to 'behave environmentally responsible' in line with the call of the Hon'ble Prime Minister through the U-20 Priority Sectors and Lifestyle for Environment (LIFE) Mission.

  • The festival will conclude with a special closing ceremony on June 5, the occasion of World Environment Day.

Organizer of the festival 

  • Launched in New Delhi in March 2023, the film festival is being organized by the National Institute of Urban Affairs.

  • This is being done through the City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain (CITIIS) program under the U20 (Urban Track of the G-20) program.

  • The festival is supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, the French Development Agency (AFD), the European Union and the New Town Kolkata Green Smart City Corporation Limited.

Names of participants in the festival

  • Dr. Surbhi Dahiya (Professor, Indian Institute of Mass Communication)

  • Dr. Pranab Patar (Chief Executive, Global Foundation for Advancement of Environment)

  • Sabyasanchi Bharti (Deputy Director, CMS Environment)


  • The Urban Climate Film Festival was launched on March 24 at the Alliance Francaise in New Delhi.

  • After the successful event in Delhi, the festival was also organized at Alliance Francis de Bombay in Mumbai.

  • Films sent by filmmakers from countries such as India, France, Iran and the US were screened at the festival.

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