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Sabyasachi Patra
20-09-2012, 05:33 PM
Dear All,
It gives me immense pleasure to share with you that "A Call in the Rainforest" has been nominated for the Special Awards in the FOREST AND PARKS AWARD by METSÄHALLITUS in the Wildlife Vaasa Festival 2012 Finland.

The Festival is 21-25 Nov 2012.

I am reproducing the email from the festival organisers for your reference. You will find the link which gives the list of all finalists including us. Hunt for the number 61 under (3. FOREST AND PARKS AWARD by METSÄHALLITUS) category. It is the first one.
Earlier "A Call in the Rainforest" was screened in Haida Gwaii Film Festival Canada apart from festivals in India as well as 2nd Prize from Maharashtra Govt in June 2012. The link to the trailer of the "A Call in the Rainforest" is here: http://www.indiawilds.com/diary/maharashtra-government-awards-2nd-prize-to-a-call-in-the-rainforest/


Dear Participants of Wildlife Vaasa Festival 2012,

Greetings from Vaasa! Finally, after a successful press conference yesterday, we have now published the results of our festival selection, which include the finalists in every award category of both the international and the educational competition, together with our special award nominations.

All lists all included into the zip file attached to this message but you can check them also on our website news link: http://wildlife.vaasa.fi/index.php/en/news

Please note that all films included in those lists will be screened during our festival. Therefore, in order to achieve best possible screening quality we recommend that you send us a DVD-PAL screening copy or a blue-ray version of your film if you got one. In other case your film will be screened using the preview DVD you've already sent us.

So, what's next? You will soon get our festival (day by day program) and the information package how to reach us here during our festival incl. hotel offers and of course we can discuss how we can help you in order to obtain some funding for your trip here through your embassies or other funding institutes in your country. Meanwhile, we will build up the big program of our screenings and our printed publications.

Congratulations and we'll keep in touch

On behalf of our festival team,

Ilias Missyris
Wildlife Vaasa Festival
International Nature Film Festival
project manager, mediaproducer

Bibhav Behera
20-09-2012, 06:27 PM
Many congratulations Sabyasachi :-)
All the best for the awards!

V S Sankar
20-09-2012, 08:19 PM
Congratulations on this achievement and good luck.


Prasad Dingankar
20-09-2012, 08:40 PM
WOW.... Thats news of the day..... Great... Hard work pays..... Heart felt congrats, Sir...
You & your team deserve it.... Bravo.....

Saktipada Panigrahi
20-09-2012, 11:02 PM
Good news. Wish you all the best. SaktiWild

Abhishek Jamalabad
21-09-2012, 09:08 AM
Congratulations, Sabyasachi. Well done! Wish you all the best.

Sucheth Lingachar
21-09-2012, 11:50 AM
Hearty Congratulations Sabyasachi Patra.... :) Wish You all the Best

Roopak Gangadharan
21-09-2012, 11:55 AM
This is great news. Many Congrats and all the best for the awards.


Sameer Ghodke
22-09-2012, 02:08 AM
Congratulations, All the Best.

Rajan Kanagasabai
22-09-2012, 07:57 AM
Brilliant Sabyasachi, proud to be your friend. Awesome achievement.


Vijay Rajan
22-09-2012, 10:27 AM
Congratulation on this huge achievement Sir, I'm sure the Call of the Rainforest is destined to win many more accolades worldwide. All of us are so proud of you !

Sanjeev K.R
22-09-2012, 11:40 AM
Congratulations Sir and best wishes......

Atul Sinai
22-09-2012, 01:43 PM
That's Great ! Congrats Sabyasachi and all the best

Sabyasachi Patra
22-09-2012, 05:04 PM
Dear all,
Thanks a lot for your wishes. I am very happy that the Call of the Lion-tailed Macaque is heard in Finland as well. We need to keep on raising our voice. I hope among the other issues raised in the film, the european audience will realise the impact of roads on fragmenting our wilderness areas as well as physical road kills.

I would also like to acknowledge the contribution of Mrudul who not only acted as the production manager handling logistics, planning etc but also assisted me during the filming. Anil NC did a great job in music as well. This was the first film. I will now shift gears.


Joshi Bhavya
22-09-2012, 07:12 PM
Many Many Congratulations.. This is Greatest Awards.

This is not only achievements.. this is voice of Conservation.. which is improving day by day.. with the help of you peoples...:) :)

Kaustuv Chatterjee
23-09-2012, 10:51 AM
Congrats to you, Mrudul and Anil! All the best!!

Anand Madabhushi
25-09-2012, 05:20 PM
Congratulations. Patraji. How to view the full film?

Sanjeev Kumar
29-09-2012, 10:14 AM
:thumbup1: Congrats to the whole team of the movie and best of luck for the future.

Manasi Chaphalkar
02-10-2012, 10:22 PM
Huge Congrats..and all the Best.. waiting for next conservation movies..

Manasi c

Anil Kumar Verma
05-10-2012, 08:05 PM
Hearty Congratulations Dada.


Sabyasachi Patra
06-10-2012, 04:05 PM
Congratulations. Patraji. How to view the full film?

Mail me your address and I will courier you one.

Dear All,
Thanks for your best wishes.
I am actually trying to figure out how to send DVDs to people. Within India, if someone wants to order then for details here is the link:

Sending DVDs abroad is becoming very costly due to the courier charges. So I am exploring other options.

I have done some short films but they are yet to be edited. Planning a big project with cinema cameras. Hopefully by God's grace things will work out smoothly.