“It’s the perfect venue for IFFI,” said CM Pramod Sawant.
As many as 75 youths, in the age group of 18-35, will get to attend the festival this year as special guests, as part of the ’75 Creative Minds of Tomorrow’ this year’s IIFI awards initiative of the Central government.
The idea on which the event was founded is to celebrate films, the stories they tell and the people behind them.
To mark the golden jubilee of Manipuri cinema, IFFI 53-Asia’s oldest film festival – will showcase five feature and five non-feature films, curated by Manipur State Film Development Society under Indian Panorama, as per an official statement.
Each year April 9, has been celebrated as the birth of Manipuri cinema since the first Manipuri feature film was released on 9th April 1972 named ‘Matamgi Manipur’, directed by Deb Kumar Bose.
Manipuri film pioneers like Aribam Shyam Sharma, Oken Amakcham, Nirmala Chanu, Borun Thokchom, and Romi Meitei will mark their presence to celebrate the 50 years of aesthetic brilliance of Manipuri cinema during the 53rd Edition of IFFI, Goa, as per an official statement.