Highways of Life wins big at Manipur State Film Awards 2020
Imphal, May 20
Highways of Life, directed by Maibam Amarjeet Singh clinched four awards including Best Non-Feature Film at the 13th Manipur State Film Awards, 2020.
Art & Culture Minister, L Jayantakumar announced the awardees of the 13th Manipur State Film Awards, 2020 including Lifetime Achievement Award during a press meet held at the office chamber of the Minister at Secretariat South Block, Imphal today.
The Manipur State Film Awards, 2020 consists of 57 awards altogether including 33 for feature films and 20 for non-feature films.
Besides being adjudged as the best non-feature film, Highways of Life also won its director Maibam Amarjeet Singh, award for Best Direction, Best Cinematography while its editor Biju Das won Best Editing award.
Other awards: Best Feature Film: Pandam Amada, produced by Konsam Saroja and directed by Oinam Gautam
Best Feature Film (Debut): Eikhoisibu Kanano, produced by Brojen Yumnam and directed by Ajit Yumnam
Best Direction: A Syam Sharma for Nongphadok Lakpa Atithi and Oinam Gautam for Pandam Amada.
Best Production Designer: Demba for Pandam Ama
Best Screenplay (Original): Santosh Laishram, Momocha Konth for Pandam Amada
Best Screenplay (Adapted): A Syam Sharma for Nongphadok Lakpa Atithi
Best Actor (Male): Amar Mayanglambam for Eechadi Manini
Best Actor (Female): Bala Tensubam for Chaphu
Best Supporting Actor (Male): Ch Rameshchandra (Idhou) for Chaphu
Best Supporting Actor (Female): Narmada Sougaijam for Bangladeshki Sana Tampha
Best Child Artiste: S Saolin for Eigee Kona (Stalone My Pony)
Best Cinematography: Irom Maipak for Nongphadok Lakpa Atithi
Best Audiography (Location sound recordist for sync sound films only): Ph Sadananda and Th Ramakanta for Nongphadok Lakpa Atithi
Best Audiography (Sound designer): Ph Sadananda Sharma for Pandam Amada
Best Editing : Oinam Gautam for Pandam Amada
Best Special Effect: Thoudam Surchandra Meetei for Chaphu
Best Make-up : Poison (Kh Debabrata) for Pandam Amada
Best Costume Designer: A Ragini & W Chandrima for Eigi Kona (Stalone Amy Pony)
Best Music Director: Nanao for Bangladeshki Sana Tampha
Background Score: RK Birendrajit & L Karnajit for Pandam Amada
Best Lyrics: Ajit Yumnam for the song Tamna Uriba Loibi Chingsang, film- Eikhoisibu Kanano
Best Male Playback Singer: Kenedy Khuman for the song Nakenthagisu Yeningtha, film Pandam Amada
Best Female (Playback Singer): Rosy Heisnam for the song Nungshikhreda, film - Bangladeshki Sana Tampha
Best Choreography : John Irom for Pandam Amada
Best Popular Film providing wholesome entertainment: Ei Actor Natte produced by Rodika Mutum and directed by Homen D Wai
Best Children's Film: Pandam Amada, produced by Konsam Saroja and directed by Oinam Gautam
Special Jury Award : Rina Ningthoujam for Eechadi Manini
Special Jury Award: Motsillaba Mingsel, produced by Sheetal Chingsubam and directed by Romi Meitei
Non feature film category: Best Film on Sports: I Rise, directed by Borun Thokchom and produced by Films Division, Government of India
Best Audiography: Ph Shananda, Akee Sorokhaibam and Tomba Kh for I Rise
Best Film Critic: Aken Sijagurumayum
The 13th MSFDS Lifetime Achievement Award: Ksh Rashi of Thangmeiband Lourung Purel Leikai, Imphal for her outstanding and continuous contribution to the growth and development of Manipur Cinema.