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Film Development Society sponsors three Manipuri delegates to IFFI, 2022

Out of seven applications received, two did not turn up. This time, weightage for selection was given to first-timers with knowledge of film appreciation

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Imphal: MSFDS has selected film critic, Ashangbam Netrajit; film journalist of Poknapham, Boney Thongamcha and former Film Forum Manipur Chairman and film actor, S. Mangoljao Singh for partial sponsorship to attend the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa as Manipur delegates from November 21 to 28. 2022.

Out of seven applications received, two did not turn up. This time, weightage for selection was given to first-timers with knowledge of film appreciation, the potential for extensive media reports and for the larger interest of the film community.

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Besides sponsorship of the three delegates, MSFDS is sponsoring to and fro air travels of nine filmmakers whose films are in the special Golden Jubilee Manipuri Cinema package, consisting of 10 films, five feature films and five non-feature films, including the first Manipuri feature film director, Deb Kumar Bose and his assistant.

Additionally, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had provided complimentary space to Manipur for opening its pavilion at the high-profile Film Bazar organized by the National Film Development Corporation, NFDC, and Ministry of I&B, as an integral part of IFFI 2022 where most film-friendly States of the country are setting up pavilions to attract national and international film production companies to come and film in their respective States. 

MSFDS will officiate the State Pavilion at the posh Marriott hotel in Goa to be actively assisted by the State’s IPR department, Cine Artistes & Technician Association, CATA and Film Forum Manipur.  For smooth logistic support and manning of the State’s pavilion from November 20 to 28, 2022, MSFD is also sponsoring officials for it, said a press note issued by the Secretary, MSFDS, Sunzu Bachaspatimayum.

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