Imphal: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Prakash Javadekar will inaugurate the Golden Jubilee celebration of Manipuri Cinema on April 9, 2021 in Manipur.
On April 9, 1972 the first Manipuri feature film, Mataamgi Manipur was released. To commemorate the milestone, MSFDS will organize a year-long programme. Chief Minister N Biren Singh met the Prakash Javadkar and submitted a detailed programme proposal for which he sought financial assistance for the celebration. The Chief Minister also invited the Union Minister to kick off the Golden Jubilee celebration as its Chief Guest on April 9 at MSFDS complex.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar readily accepted the invitation and also assured the CM Biren of all assistance to make the historic event planned by MSFDS a grand success.
Conceived by the 17 member organising committee comprising, filmmakers, film actors, film activist, media persons and government representatives the Golden Jubilee Celebration envisages a tapestries of film events to support film practice in Manipur at all levels for advancing the present status to the next level of sustainable growth. The design of the celebration is meticulously woven so that Manipur becomes the hub for cinema practice and discourse during the event.
Highlights of the programmes include,launching of Manipur State Film Archive, introspection on Manipuri Cinema, comparative studies of Manipuri Cinema in the context of India/world cinema, master classes by acclaimed filmmakers from around the world, publication of books on Manipuri cinema, district levels film festivals, Manipur film screening and dialogues at selected Indian metros and National media institutes to propagate the identity of Manipuri cinema, film quiz to disseminate the history of cinema in Manipur, film sensitisation with basic skill training modules at school and colleges, mobile filmmaking workshop and competition, launching of the first competitive Imphal International Film Festival, and the launching of futuristic Manipur film promotion fund, a scheme to incubate and nurture stories and storytellers by mentoring and making grants and fellowship to help Manipuri cinema to scale up, a press note from the Manipur State Film Development Society said.