GANGTOK, August 01: A Wildlife Cinematographer from Sikkim has won the “Best Cinematography Award” in the historical Tara Devi Peace Award 2008 in a function held recently at the International Conference Hall, Nayabaneshwar, Nepal.
Siddhartha Rana bagged the award for his documentary film “the Royal Chitwan” from among 27 documentary films from SAARC, Asian countries.
The award was presented by Girja Prasad Koirala, Prime Minster of Nepal and National Wildlife Film Festival Board, Nepal-2008.
Themed protection of wildlife, the Royal Chitwan-Part XI crew includes Prakash Shrestha from Nepal Channel (Photography), Siddhartha Rana from Sikkim, Cinematographer and Research Officers from Kenya Wildlife Services.
Winner of a number of national and internal awards, Mr. Rana has also under his belt the best document film of India award in 2006 for “The Land of Rhino”, which won the second position in Kenya Film Festival in 2008.
Appreciating Mr. Rana’s creativity and achievements, Animal Planet has offered him to make a documentary film in Antartica, thus being the first Nepali to get the coveted role.