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NFAI appeals to share film negatives for preservation; FSM appeals to save Manipuri Films

IT News

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.

The National Film Archives of India has drawn the attention of the interested Producers or Production houses or Directors etc. who wish to deposit the original or dupe negative, to provide their details by scanning the QR code available at the official website: nfai.gov.in so as to reach at the Director, National Film Archive of India, Law College Road, Pune – 411004. The National Film Archives of India may be contacted through Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Telephone: (020)25659516 Facebook:@nfaiofficial, Twitter: nfaiofficial, and Instagram: nfaiofficial for details.

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.

Ashinikumar Mutum

Ashinikumar Mutum, a resident of Sagolband Meino Leirak has been writing for Imphal Times since 2016. He handles mostly Press release and announcement related news. Ashinikumar is also a social worker. He can be emailed at [email protected]

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