Wildlife filmmaker Naresh Bedi conferred with V. Shantaram Life Time Achievement Award at MIFF


Naresh Bedi is an Indian filmmaker and the eldest of the Bedi Brothers. He is a member of the second generation of three generations of Wildlife photographers and filmmakers. He has authored around 74 books on the subject of wildlife photography.

About his achievements:

  • Naresh Bedi is the first Asian who received a Wild screen Panda Award.
  • He also became first Indian by receiving a nomination for the British Academy Film Awards.
  • He also received Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award by the Government of India in 2015.
  • About honoured with V. Shantaram Life Time Achievement Award:
  • Naresh Bedi has been conferred with the V. Shantaram Life Time Achievement Award at 14th edition of 2016 Mumbai International Festival (MIFF), Mumbai.
  • He was honoured because of outstanding impact to wildlife filmmaking and he is also recognized with filming several rare wildlife moments.
  • Bedi’s film ‘Cherub of the Mist’ which is based on the life of two red pandas was the opening film of this edition of MIFF.

About V. Shantaram Life Time Achievement Award:

  • The Lifetime Achievement Award has been instituted in memory of legendary film maker V. Shantaram, who had led the Films Division in the past.
  • The award carries a shawl, trophy and a cash prize of 5 lakh rupees.
  • MIFF is a two-yearly event of film festival which is organized by the Films Division of the Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and supported by the Government of Maharashtra.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 1, 2016