Veteran environmental film maker Mike Pandey has been honoured with the V Shantaram Life Time Achievement Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival – MIFF 2012. The award carries a citation, a trophy and a cash prize of Rs 5 lakhs.
The Award was presented to Mike Pandey by the Governor of Maharashtra, K Sankaranarayanan in the presence of Union Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Chaudhury Mohan Jathua, veteran film historian Vijaya Mulay and popular Marathi actor Amrutha Khanvilkar at the opening ceremony of the festival on Friday.
Mike Pandey is one of India’s foremost wildlife and environmental filmmakers with over 300 national and international awards. He has made films like Shores of Silence, The Last Migration, Broken Wings and The Timeless Traveller.
MIFF 2012 which will be held from February 3-9 at NCPA, Nariman Point will showcase more than 101 documentary, short and animation films from 37 countries. 22 awards including the Golden Conch Award for best films in International Competition, Indian Competition, best fiction, best animation films, will be given away.
Film maker John Bradbury of Australia, Japanese animation director/producer Sayoko Kinoshita, Austrian cinematographer and Director Michael Glawogger, Bulgarian film maker Adela Peeva, Irish film maker Stefanie Dinkelbach, Indian film maker Kumar Shahni are attending the week long event.