NIUA is bringing the first-ever Urban Climate Film Festival to New Town, Kolkata on 3rd to 5th June 2023. Launched in New Delhi in March 2023, the film festival is being organised through the CITIIS program under the engagement events of U20. With 16 films from 12 countries and panel discussions with experts and filmmakers, the festival in Kolkata aims to enlighten audiences about the the environmental, social and economic impacts of climate change on cities and encourage them to adopt environmentally responsible behaviours and lifestyles. The festival will also celebrate World Environment Day on 5th June with a special closing ceremony, which will be graced by Mr Didier Talpain, (Consul General of France in Kolkata) and Mr Debashis Sen (Managing Director, West Bengal Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation). The festival is supported by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, the French Development Agency (AFD), the European Union and the New Town Kolkata Green Smart City Corporation Limited.