Indian docu filmmakers to be awarded UK fellowships

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New Delhi, Oct 26 (UNI) Four Indian documentary filmakers will be awarded the UK Environment Film Fellowships to encaurage them to make documentaries on energy conservation and climate security.

Making the announcement, British High Commissioner to India, Richard Stagg CMG, ''Climate change is an important energy security issue. We want to encourage filmmakers to go out and document low carbon energy technologies, which will help ensure energy security as well as contribute to reduced emissions.'' The winners are Inder M S Kathuria, Miriam Chandy Menacherry Praveen Singh and Sashi Sivramkrishna.

Kathuria's ''In Their Elements'', focuses on the innovative Solar-Wind Hybrid System (SWHS) that is well suited for harsh weather conditions of the mountains.

Miriam Chandy Menacherry's film ''A Light Burns In The Village'' captures the efforts of villagers to generate electricity through bio diesel in a remote region of rural India while Praveen Singh's ''The Future Under Our Feet'' focuses on geothermal energy resources and its relevance in the energy mix for India.

Sashi Sivramkrishna's ''Building A Green Future...Now'' will explore the larger issues and challenges facing the Indian building industry in moving towards a more environmentally sensitive architecture.

The fellowships were announced on the occasion of World Environment Day (5 June 2007).

The High Commission received over 50 proposals covering a wide range of interesting subjects including sustainable buildings, bio-diesel, solar powered LED lights, geo-thermal energy. We are delighted with the response from these young filmmakers." Winners were selected after a careful screening process comprising eminent jury members.

UNI

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