Bengaluru filmmaker gets Green Oscar for Kappe Raaga
The documentary has won the Jackson Wild Media Award, popularly known as the Green Oscars, under the animal behaviour short film category, on September 28.
BENGALURU: The Nyctibatrachus kumbara, commonly known as the Kumbara night frog, endemic to the Sharavathy river basin in the W Ghats, cannot stand on its hind limbs, but they can hug each other like humans. Researchers say this species was first documented in 2014.
The life of this species has been captured and showcased in the musical wildlife documentary - ‘Kappe Raaga, The Song of kumbara - A Night Frog’. The documentary won the Jackson Wild Media Award, popularly known as the Green Oscars, under the animal behaviour short film category, on September 28.
Through a post on X, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah appreciated the achievement of this Bengaluru-based director and cinematographer, Prashanth S Nayaka and his team.
ಪ್ರತಿಷ್ಠಿತ ಜಾಕ್ಸನ್ ವೈಲ್ಡ್ ಅವಾರ್ಡ್ಗೆ ಭಾಜನವಾಗಿರುವ ಕನ್ನಡದ ಮೊದಲ 'ವೈಲ್ಡ್ ಲೈಫ್ ಮ್ಯೂಸಿಕಲ್ ಡಾಕ್ಯು ಫಿಲಂ' ಕಪ್ಪೆರಾಗ ಚಿತ್ರತಂಡಕ್ಕೆ ಅಭಿನಂದನೆಗಳು. ಕರುನಾಡಿನ ಪ್ರತಿಭೆಗಳ ಪರಿಶ್ರಮದ ಚಿತ್ರಕ್ಕೆ ಗ್ರೀನ್ ಆಸ್ಕರ್ ಎಂದೇ ಹೆಸರುವಾಸಿಯಾಗಿರುವ ಜಾಕ್ಸನ್ ವೈಲ್ಡ್ ಅವಾರ್ಡ್ ನಂತ ಅಂತಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಮಟ್ಟದ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ದೊರೆತದ್ದು… pic.twitter.com/Y2vkZIliWW— CM of Karnataka (@CMofKarnataka) September 29, 2023
The documentary also was recognised for its outstanding storytelling and artistic excellence at the 13th Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival and won gold for the Independent Shorts Award, Los Angeles for the best music video.