First Urban Climate Film Festival
The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), a Central Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, is organising the Urban Climate Film Festival under the CITIIS program. The festival aims to create wider awareness of the impact of climate change on life in cities and engage the public in the dialogue on sustainable urban development.
Supporting International Organizations and Selected Films
The French Development Agency (AFD) and the European Union provided support for the festival, which has received films from over 20 countries. A jury shortlisted 27 films, and 11 were selected for showcasing in the festival.
Screening in Five Cities
The selected films will be screened in five cities, allowing a wider audience to engage with the message of the festival. The festival will not only raise awareness about climate change and sustainable urban development but also inspire people to take action.
CITIIS Program and Sustainable Urban Infrastructure Projects
The CITIIS program aims to assist 12 Smart Cities in India implement innovation-driven and sustainable urban infrastructure projects. By organising the Urban Climate Film Festival under the CITIIS program, NIUA is promoting the program’s approach to urban infrastructure projects.
National Institute of Urban Affairs
The National Institute of Urban Affairs is a Central Autonomous Body under the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs that undertakes multi-disciplinary research, policy planning, and advocacy in the domain of urban development. NIUA’s work is vital in promoting sustainable urban development in India.
U20 and Urban Engagement Group of G20
The U20 is the urban engagement group of G20. It brings together mayors from the world’s largest cities to develop policies and solutions to global issues such as climate change, urban infrastructure, and social inclusion. The Urban Climate Film Festival organised by NIUA aligns with the U20’s objective of enabling a sustainable urban development.