Source: Waari Singbul Network

3/7/20242 min read

Imphal: The North East India Film Festival (NEIFF 2024) concludes at Palace Auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society in Imphal today. The film festival organised by THOUNA, Manipur in association with Film Forum Manipur, Directorate of Information & Public Relations and Department of Art & Culture, Govt. of Manipur, under the sponsorship of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Govt. of India and the Manipur State Film Development Society that commenced on March 3, 2024.

Juries of the competition

Haobam Paban Kumar bagged the Best Director's Award for Joseph's Son

Speaking as Chief Guest of the function, Shri M. Joy Singh, Commissioner, IPR, said that the festival has been a journey into the hearts of human experience where film makers from diverse background of North East India shared their unique perspective and creativities transcending boundaries.

While appreciating the efforts of the organizers, he thanked the participating film makers who have delighted the public with their well-crafted cinematic expressions.

He further added that the films that are screened during the 5-day festival have not only entertained but also stirred the souls and leave an indelible mark in the minds of the audience.

M Joy Singh also added that the influence of the films will continue to resonate, fostering dialogues and commitment, to embrace diversity.

He also congratulated the award winners and all the participating film makers in making the festival a success.

Rapture directed by Dominic Sangma bagged the Best Film Award.

Dominic's Rapture wins Best Film Awards

The Best Director award was bagged by Haobam Paban Kumar for Joseph’s Son.

Best Screenplay by Parthajit Baruah for Nellier Kotha, Best Cinematography by Jayant Sethu Mathavan for the film Before Spring, Best Editing by Kuldip Baruah for Samarpan and the Best Sound Award by Amrit Pritam and Debajit Changmai for Gorai Pakhri.

Assamese films Before Spring directed by Shrutismriti Changkakoti and Ata Nirjon Duporiya directed by Khanjan Kishore Nath bagged the Special Jury Award and the Special Mentioned Award respectively.

Guru Rewben Mashangva, Naga Folk Blues singer of Manipur bagged the Jury Award for Outstanding Performance for his performance in the film Joseph’s Son.

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