Manipur film awards distributed

Imphal: Moirangthem Nilamani Singh, a prolific film personality, has received MSFDS Lifetime Achievement Award 2023 on Saturday in a function held at Palace Auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) in Imphal.

Governor of Manipur, Anusuiya Uikey distributed the 15th Manipur State Film Awards.

Nilamani received the award for his exceptional contributions to Manipuri cinema.

Eminent film personality of Manipur and recipient of MSFDS Lifetime Achievement Award 2010, Aribam Syam Sharma was also felicitated in the event.

Best voice-over/Narration award was presented to revered playback singer in Manipuri Cinema Chongtham Kamala in the event. The governor also handed over awards to the winners in different categories of Manipuri and Tribal Cinema during the award presentation ceremony.

Manipuri cinema has survived for more than four decades, starting with 35 mm black and white films. The contribution of video to the world of Manipuri cinema during the last one or two decades can be considered very significant, Uikey said.

The Manipur State Film Awards has been an integral part of the cinematic practices of our state since 1984.

Inspired by the prestigious National Film Awards, these awards recognize and honour excellence in various categories, reflecting diverse talents and contributions, the governor said.

She appealed to the filmmakers for producing good films which will inspire the youth to stand up for righteousness and help in achieving glory at the national level.

On the situation in the state over the last one year, the governor appealed all to contribute in resolving the issue and bring peace and normalcy so that the aged-old tradition of peaceful co-existence can be maintained.

Uikey opened a photo gallery and inspected S.N. Chand Cinema Archive amd Museum.

Chief secretary, Dr. Vineet Joshi, commissioner (Art and Culture) and M. Joy Singh attended the ceremony among others.

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