Manipur State Film Development Society, MSFDS, is accepting entries for the 14th Manipur State Film Awards, 2022 to be given to Manipuri feature films, Documentary films, Short films, and Music Videos produced and censored by the Central Board of Film Certification, CBFC, between 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2021. Entries for the State Film Awards are also invited for Best Writings on Manipuri Cinema, consisting of awards for Best Film Critics and Best Book on Manipuri Cinema published between 1st January 2020 to 31st December 2021 in Manipuri or English language. Films made in Manipuri language or any dialects spoken in the State and censored by the CBFC are eligible for entry in the Competition. For Non-feature films, the commentary/narration may also be in English. Interested filmmakers, producers, film critics and authors of film books may apply online for the State Awards from 1st March 2022 onwards on www.msfds.org or www.msfds.net. The last date for online as well as offline submission of entries is 15th March 2022 and distribution of the prestigious awards would be organized on Mami Numit, the 9th April 2022 at the Palace Auditorium, Palace Gate.
The State Film Awards is an annual State Film event organized by MSFDS on behalf of the Government of Manipur mainly to encourage the production of Manipuri Cinema of aesthetic excellence and social relevance that contribute to the understanding and appreciation of cultures of different regions of the State in cinematic form, thereby promote integration and unity of Manipur State.