Mysore-based filmmaker Senani Hegde’s film Wild Dog Diaries that records the behaviour of a pack of wild dogs in Bandipur National Park, on Sunday won the “Best of CMS Vatavaran 2007 Festival” award.
Hegde, who along with S Krupakar studied the behaviour pattern of the wild dogs for over a decade, has earlier won Best of the Festival Grand Award at the eighth Japanese Wildlife Film Festival.
The 50-minute film also won the “Best Story Telling” Award. While the Best of the Festival award comprises a cash prize of Rs 1,50,000 and a citation, the other awards in the festival varied between Rs 25,000 and Rs one lakh.
Earth Calling – Episode Coorg by Rita Banerjee and Shilpi Sharma won the “Delhi Chief Minister’s Award for Best Documentary in Environment Conservation”, while Tiger – The Death Chronicles by Krishnendu Bose won the award in the Wildlife Conservation Category.
Suresh Elamon’s Angels in Tigerland won the Best Cinematography Award and Umesh Agarwal’s The Whistle Blowers received the Best Editing Award.
A special jury award was given to Gaurav Jani’s Riding Solo to the Top of the World, which has earlier won the Best Non-Feature Film award at the 53rd National Film Awards presented on Friday.