Tribal films festival should be beginning of new era for films made in tribal dialects: MLA Janghemlung

More than 30 tribal films were screened during the festival.

ByTamenglong Correspondent

Updated 14 Jan 2023, 5:30 pm


A three-day long tribal film festival that was held for the first time in Tamenglong concluded on Saturday.

The film festival organised by Hornbill entertainment was sponsored by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting government of India and supported by DIPR Manipur. 

The grand finale ceremony of the festival was attended by Tamenglong MLA Janghemlung Panmei as chief guest, while Noney SDO Poulalung Kabui, Manipur DIPR director Bal Krishna Singh and social worker Akinsin Gangmei, district horticulture officer Chunguang Pamei, former ADC members Ramningle Pame attended as guests of honour.

Speaking as the chief guest, Janghemlung Panmei thanked the organisers.

It was an honour to have attended the grand finale of the first tribal film festival held under the aegis of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Tamenglong HQ, he expressed. This should be the beginning of a new era for films made in tribal dialects in Manipur, he added.  


“Let us all garner all the multi talents we have and take tribal films to greater heights. From today onwards, let us all make sure that we are marching forward to make movies to influence our society,” he said.   

Movies are one of the best tools to showcase and promote one’s culture and traditions as well as influence the society positively, he said. 

Tribal people have different folk tales, myths, etc. and one should use them to educate the younger generations, he added. He also urged the director DIPR to lead the tribal people of Manipur to level up in making films. 

DIPR director Bal Krishna Singh expressed his delight to attend the first tribal festival.

He credited former DC Armstrong Pame for clearing all doubts and bringing the attention of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India and DIPR Manipur to tribal films. Armstrong Pame pushed for financial support to hold the first tribal festival, he said.   


While congratulating the Hornbill entertainment, he also assured to provide financial help to promote tribal films at a higher level. He assured that he would soon organise film courses to different tribes of Manipur.  

Secretary Rajianlung Kamei while reflecting upon the theme, ‘Fostering cultural renaissance through art and entertainment’, expressed that the gathering was a mix of different communities.

Awards and certificates were given out to various categories as a part of the event.

More than 30 tribal films were screened during the festival. The ‘Best Story’ award was bagged by Bobo Phaomei’s film 'Ning Ngamak Ge', ‘Best Art Direction’ was given to the film ‘Ashang Eina Aaton’ by Assurance Railhon, etc. 

Dailong youth club performed a beautiful traditional dance to open the grand finale ceremony. Despite the cold, a huge crowd showed up to witness the talents from different artists. 


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Tamenglong Correspondent

Tamenglong Correspondent

TAMENGLONG district, Manipur


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