Date(s) - 24/03/2023 - 26/03/2023
12:00 am - 6:30 pm
National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), India, under the CITIIS program is organising a film festival to showcase the impact of climate change on life in cities and contribute to the discourse on climate-centric urban development.
The CITIIS (City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain) program, launched in 2018, is a joint program of the Government of India’s Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), the French Development Agency (AFD), the European Union, and NIUA. The program is assisting 12 Indian cities across India to implement integrated, innovation-driven and sustainable urban infrastructure projects, some of which have components dedicated to benefit the ecosystem, improve air and water quality, protect indigenous flora and fauna, and foster urban biodiversity.
About the Festival
The Urban Climate Film Festival aims to
1. Create larger awareness among the public about the environmental, social and economic impacts of climate change on cities.
2. Contribute to the discourse on sustainable and energy-efficient urban development.
3. Provide a platform for filmmakers, urban practitioners, environmentalists, etc. to speak of pressing concerns and how to make cities and urban communities climate resilient.
The festival is open to professional and amateur filmmakers from around the world.
The Urban Climate Film Festival will be launched in Delhi on 24th March 2023, and travel to Mumbai, Bangalore, and Kolkata, culminating at the U20 Mayoral Summit in Ahmedabad in July. The screening locations in each city will Alliance Française auditoriums.
The rules for participation and further details about the festival can be accessed here: http://www.niua.in/citiis/ucff
Within this context, we request your kind assistance with distributing the attached poster and details about the Urban Climate Film Festival so that filmmakers from your country can submit their films and showcase how the lives of people in cities are being affected by a changing environment.