Manipur State Film Development Society Hosts Intensive Film Workshops

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The Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) has announced two intensive workshops scheduled from April 4 to 7 this year, aimed at enhancing understanding and appreciation for film preservation and production.

Film Preservation Workshop

From April 4 to 6, a three-day hands-on training workshop on film preservation will be conducted by renowned film conservator Johnson Rajkumar. Participants will gain practical skills and theoretical knowledge on preserving film, video, audio, and digital formats, along with digitization techniques.

Simultaneously, on April 6 to 7, a two-day intensive producer’s lab will cover all aspects of film producing, from script to screen. Mentored by Alexander Leo Pou, Director of the Manipur State Film & Television Institute, the lab will focus on script development, budgeting, funding, film markets, and distribution strategies.

Alexander Leo Pou, an alumnus of Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute, has extensive experience in film production and has worked with the National Film Development Corporation and the Film Facilitation Office.

These workshops coincide with the third foundation day of the SN Chand Cine Archive & Museum (SNCCAM) and the birth anniversary of Manipuri cinema, known as ‘Mami Numit’. SNCCAM is India’s only state-run film archiving and museum facility.

The workshops will culminate in a valediction function on April 9 at the Palace Auditorium, commemorating both the foundation day of SNCCAM and Mami Numit. Participants will pay homage at the Manipuri Cinema Memorial Monolith.

Through these workshops, MSFDS aims to nurture talent in film preservation and production while celebrating the rich legacy of Manipuri cinema.

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