Manipur,IMPHAL, January 31: 3 days 4th Children Film Festival inaugurated today at Manipur Film Development Corporation Ltd.(MFDC) auditorium, situated at palace gate, Imphal. The festival was jointly organised by Manipur Film Development Corporation and Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI). To showcase the festival 7 children films were selected to picture at the MFDC theatre.
The inauguration function was attended by Commissioner (Art & Culture) Dr. RK Nimai Singh, Director Art and Culture K Sobita Devi and film critic and national awardee RK Bidur Singh as chief guest, president and guest of honour respectively.
Speaking to the function RK Nimai Singh said that the children films selected to showcase at the MFDC theatre need to film place to place to reach every part of the state. He further said that children films are needed to promote more as it is almost neglected in the state of Manipur. He said that the films which are to be screened in the MFDC theatre including animated films will witness good films to the children of the state. The children films are not only for kids but the films are worth watching for the adults too concluded RK Nimai Singh.
Dr. K Sobita Devi delivering presidential speech said that children film festival was started from the year 2005 in the state of Manipur. She continued that it was unfortunate by that time because the department had no theatre to showcase the film festival. She lauded that today the department is jointly organising the 4th Children Film Festival at its own theatre.
Today one Manipuri film ‘Paari’ was screened to kick starts the children film festival. The film was produced by Aribam Syam Sharma.