MSFDS to partially sponsor 3 delegates of Manipur for IFFI, Goa

IMPHAL, Nov 16
Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) has selected three individuals for partial sponsorship by MSFDS, for attending the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), to be held at Goa from November 21 to 28, 2022.
The selected individuals are film critic, Ashangbam Netrajit; film journalist of Poknapham, Boney Thongamcha and former Chairman of Film Forum Manipur and film actor, S Mangoljao Singh, said a press release by MSFDS.
It may be noted that as notified earlier by MSFDS, a walk-in interview for 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 travel 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.
Additionally, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting had provided complimentary space to Manipur for opening its pavilion at the high-profile Film Bazar organized by National Film Development Corporation, NFDC, Ministry of I&B, as an integral part of IFFI 2022 where most film friendly States of the country are setting up pavilions to attract national and international film production companies to come and film in their respective States.
MSFDS will officiate the State Pavilion at the posh Marriott Hotel at Goa to be actively assisted by the State’s IPR Department, Cine Artistes and Technician Association, CATA and Film Forum Manipur. 
For smooth logistic support and manning of the State’s pavilion from 20 to 28 Nov 2022, MSFDS is also sponsoring officials for it.