Manipur State Film Development Society, MSFDS, is accepting entries for the 16th Manipur State Film Awards, 2024 to be given to Manipuri feature films, Documentary films, Short films, and Music Videos produced and censored by the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), between 1st January 2023 to 31st December 2023. Entries for the State Film Awards are also invited for Best Writings on Manipuri Cinema, consisting of awards for Best Film Critic and Best Book on Manipuri Cinema published between 1st January 2023 to 31st December 2023 in Manipuri or English language.
Films made in Manipuri language or any dialects spoken in the State and censored by the CBFC are eligible for entry in the Competition. For non-feature films, the commentary/narration may also be in English or any other dialect. All film entries submitted MUST have English subtitles.
Interested filmmakers, producers, film critics, and authors of film books may apply online for the State Awards at www.msfds.org or offline through the Secretary MSFDS. Hard copies of the Entry Forms may be obtained from the MSFDS office, Palace Gate, Imphal East during office hours. The last date for online as well as offline submission of entries is 15th March 2024.
MSFDS would like to encourage all film producers, film critics, writers of Manipuri cinema, and producers of Music Videos to take advantage of the opportunity to apply for the prestigious State Film Awards. For all categories of the State Awards, three sets of Jury – Feature, Non-Feature, and Writings on Manipuri Cinema – will decide the awards to be given out at the Palace Auditorium, Palace Gate.
The State Film Awards is an annual State Film event organized by MSFDS on behalf of the Government of Manipur to encourage the production of Manipuri Cinema of aesthetic excellence and social relevance that contribute to the understanding and appreciation of cultures of different regions of the State in cinematic form, thereby promote integration and unity of Manipur State.