Imphal, Sept 19
As the films being part of India’s cultural heritage, the National Film Archives of India has appealed to the public to come together to save the films and submit negatives of feature and short films for preservation at the National Film Archives of India, Pune.
National Film Archive of India (NFAI) has also invited to the public to share any rare film and non-film material for preservation under National Film Heritage Mission (NFHM). The mission aims at Preservation, Conservation, Digitization and Restoration of the rich film content in country.
It also appeals to come forward and submit any rare, archival material in any format: celluloid films(8mm/16mm/35mm/70mm), still photographs, moving images, VHS tapes, U-matic tapes, short film, documentaries, wall posters, book posters, song booklets, lobby cards etc. of Indian films in any language. Anybody can contact to the Director, NFAI at [email protected] nfaipune.gov.in.
There are around 66 Manipuri feature films and a few short films produced so far in celluloid format. The negatives of these films are lying at the film processing labs at Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. Film Society of Manipur has also appealed to the public as well as the Government of Manipur to come together to save all these Manipuri films by extending helps towards the Manipuri film producers. Manipuri films are also a great treasure for the generations to come.