This list came in a bit late... and my travel (to Bangalore) delayed it further.
Dipti Kulkarni of the Vatavaran Film Festival Directorate at the Centre for Media Studies in New Delhi writes: "Following is a list of the Vatavaran 2005 Award Winners. Centre for Media Studies and the Vatavaran Film Festival Directorate would like to thank all its supporters for their encouragement and support. Spread over four days the festival, besides film screenings also held several seminars and workshops. A new addition was the film bazaar and the concept really picked up, so filmmakers could definitely consider this channel for the distribution of their films. An environment film festival exclusivesly for children is also planned for early next year. Vatavaran plans to take the festival to many cities in 2006, so if you are interested in hosting the festival in your locality do get in touch with us."
Vatavaran 2005: Award Winners
Award, Category, Film, Director, Producer
Best of the Festival, Wildlife Natural History: Indian Leopards - The Killing Fields, Praveen Singh, Praveen Singh
Best Film,2005 Festival Theme: Forest for Life, Invocations to the Mountain Goddess, Christopher Rego, Christopher Rego
Star Award Best Film, 2005 Festival Theme: Forest for Life, Vikas Bandook Ki Naal Se,Biju Toppo/Meghnath, Meghnath (Akhra)
Special Mention of the Jury, 2005 Festival Theme: Forest for Life, Leopards of Bollywood, Animitra Chakravarti, Niret Alva and Nikhil J Alva
Best Film, Wildlife Conservation, The Last Flight, Nutan Manmohan, Nutan Manmohan
Best Film, Wildlife Conservation, The Policing Langur, Ajay and Vijay Bedi, PSBT
Best Film, Environment, River Taming Mantras, Sanjay Barnela and Vasant Saberwal, Moving Images
Chief Ministers Award for Best Film, Environment, A Second Hand Life, Nutan Manmohan, PSBT
Best PSM, Public Service Message Spot, Do Your Bit, Anand Thakur, Ogilvy & Mathur Advertising Ltd.
Special Mention of the Jury, Public Service Message Spot, Shadows, Vishal Furia, Kartikeya Talreja (Digital Academy)
Best Animation, Animation, Irony, R Sathya Narayanan, Ramanujam Foundation
Special Mention of the Jury, Animation, Cute Bunny, Dhimant Vyas, P Jayakumar
Special Mention of the Jury, Animation, CNG, Debanjan Nandy, Debanjan Nandy
Special Mention of the Jury, Animation, Why Not? Anitha Balachandran, Environmental Protection
Special Mention of the Jury, Animation, A Hunter's Tale, Abhishek Singh, NID
Best Film, Student Film, Fistful of Steel, Leena, Nidhi, Sabir, A J K, MCRC, Jamia Milia Islamia
Special Mention of the Jury, Student Film, Once Upon A Time, Pawanpreet Kaur, Madhubala Institute of Communication and Media
Special Mention of the Jury, Student Film, Punarjanikkal, Ambika, C-DIT