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First Urban Climate Film Festival

The first ever Urban Climate Film Festival is going to be held in New Town, Kolkata from June 3 to 5 to sensitize the audience.

The 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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