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Tigerland India Film Festival (TIFF) is an environmental and wildlife film festival based in India. It is organized by a non-profit organization 'Society for Tigerland Conservation' and the aim of the festival is to spread awareness on wildlife conservation through visual media.
TIFF was founded in 2014. The Director and CEO of TIFF Abhinandan Shukla describes it as “a celebration of nature and wildlife” and “an annual event to honour commendable work in environmental and wildlife film-making aimed at creating conservation awareness”.
The festival is open to all and invites entries under various competitive categories mostly related to visual media. These include films, documentaries, short films, photographs, paintings and sketches. Recently, few more categories have been added. Winners are awarded at a grand function organized at the end of the annual fest.
TIFF 2015 was held at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh (India) on August 26–27, 2015. The Bollywood legend Waheeda Rehman attended the festival and gave away the prizes. Renowned film-critic and writer Bhawana Somaaya, who is also the Honorary Chairperson of TIFF, presided over the event and delivered the inaugural address.
The event was attended by top bureaucrats from forest department besides wildlife experts, photographers, amateur filmmakers, school and college students, and young wildlife-lovers. Top forest officer and PCCF of Madhya Pradesh Shri Narendra Kumar gave his lecture as the Chief Guest of TIFF 2015. Chief Wildlife Warden Ravi Srivastava, APCCF Vinay Varman, PCCF Animesh Shukla, PCCF Suhas Kumar and MPCoST DG Pramod K Verma attended as special guests. On this occasion 'TIFF 2015 Yearbook' was also released by the dignitaries present.
The highlight of TIFF 2015 was the 'first-ever' wildlife photo exhibition of the wildlife clicks of Waheeda Rehman. About 40 wonderfully shot photographs mainly from India and Africa were displayed here. The Times of India covering the event in its main edition wrote, "Waheeda's best-kept secret out: She loves cameras & wields them in wild". The Pioneer wrote, "The visitors were awestruck with the wonderful pictures put up by her. Majorly students who have an interest in photography are visiting the exhibition. As the pictures showcase wildlife, the visitors got a chance to watch the jungles through this exhibition. This exhibition is a delicacy in extravagance to watch the pictures of animals in their most unseen positions.” <http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editions/bhopal/glimpses-of-waheedas-tryst-with-the-wildlife-on-show.html>
The first 'Tigerland India Biodiversity Conservation Award' or TIBCA 2015 was also given on this occasion. PCCF Nagaland Shri M Lokeswara Rao received the award from Waheeda Rehman for his commendable work in the conservation of migratory bird Amur Falcon. http://www.thestatesman.com/mobi/news/northeast/nagaland-forest-officer-honoured/85528.html TIBCA is an annual award given for outstanding contribution in the field of conservation of biodiversity. The award consists of a certificate and trophy along with a cash prize of Rs 25000. http://www.nagalandpage.com/state/1487-pccf-hoff-nagaland-receives-tigerland-india-biodiversity-conservation-award-2015
The award ceremony and film screenings under TIFF 2016/2017 took place on December 9, 2017 at Bhopal. Renowned wildlife filmmaker Shri Mike Pandey attended the event as the Chief Guest. Other special dignitaries included Shri Animesh Shukla, PCCF & HOFF Madhya Pradesh, Shri Deleep Kumar, APCCF, Shri R Sreenivasa Murthy, APCCF, famous film critic Bhawana Somaaya and TIFF Director Abhinandan Shukla. On this occasion several national and international wildlife documentaries were screened for an enthusiastic young audience. Mike Pandey called the festival as the "one and only of its kind in the entire country."
Meanwhile, competitive categories and jungle camps under TIFF 2018 have been announced. Entries have been invited under 8 different categories whose details have been mentioned in the festival website. The last date to submit entries is August 31, 2018. TIFF Director Shukla says, "TIFF is basically for amateurs and young and aspiring wildlife filmmakers. We want more and more youngsters to participate and send their entries so that the world may know their take on these sensitive environmental issues. After all, it’s the young generation that will bear the brunt or reap the benefits depending on what we do today with Mother Nature!"
The Tigerland India Biodiversity Conservation Award for 2016/17 was conferred upon forest officer Rajnish Kumar Singh and his team for his commendable work on Nilgai relocation thus reducing the chances of man-animal conflict.
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