MSFDS announces screen projects

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Imphal: Moving towards the effort to nurture a culture of good cinema in the state, Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) has launched its first screenplay incubation and mentorship programme, inviting present and fresh screenwriters from Manipur to apply with a screen project, to be developed during a 6-month intensive Screenplay Lab.

Altogether 15 screenplay projects were received for the Lab and out of them, the Screen Lab Selection Committee shortlisted seven projects for the mentorship programme. The selected projects dealt with contemporary issues, steeped in cultural nuances.

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Applicants would be mentored on the basics of Screenwriting, adopting a combination of online and offline mode of interaction in the first phase. After a thorough understanding of the basics, the applicants would then be mentored on their specific projects in the second phase by film industry expert from outside the state, an MSFDS press release said.

The selected projects of the 1st MSFDS Screen Lab 2022 are Leitai Jagoi by Maipaksana Haorongbam, Night and Night by Ashok Veilou, Ima by R.K. Johnson, Smell of the Ripening Field by Alexander Leo Pou, Ashukpa by Maharabam Abhijit Singh, The Scent of a Mother by Nandeibam Pramoda and Bewhiskered Courier by Suresh Khuraijam.

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