Imphal, Nov 16:
Film critic, Ashangbam Netrajit, film journalist of Poknapham, Boney Thongamcha and former Film Forum Manipur Chairman and film actor, S. Mangoljao Singh has been selected for partial sponsorship by MSFDS, to attend the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), Goa which is scheduled to held from Nov. 21 to Nov.28 by the Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS)
It may be mentioned, interview for selecting interested delegates for IFFI Goa was held at the office of MSFDS. Out of seven applications received, two did not turn up. This time, weightage for selection were given to first-timers with knowledge of film appreciation, potential for extensive media reports and larger interest for the film community.
Besides sponsorship of the three delegates, MSFDS is sponsoring to and fro air travels of nine filmmakers whose films are in the special Golden Jubilee Manipuri Cinema package, consisting of 10 films, five feature films and five non-feature films, including the first Manipuri feature film director, Deb Kumar Bose and his assistant, a statement by the Secy. MSFDS said.