Manipuri Film Actor, Gokul bags the Best Actor Award of the year while Manipuri Actress Abenao gets the Best Actress awards.The awards were distributed in Film Academy Manipur (FAM) celebrated its 6th Anniversary of the Film Academy Manipur held at Rupmahal Theatre, Imphal.
The award for Best Supporting Actress was given to K Hemabati.H Shyamdhani received the Best Supporting Award(Actor).Manipuri Actress Bala(Hijam Surbala) was honoured with Special Jury Award.
Social Worker,Khumukcham Joykishan graced the function as the Chief Guest.Founder member of Film Academy Manipur Ahmad Ali presided over the function.L Gouramangi,Chief Advisor of Film Academy Manipur FAM was the Guest of Honour of the function.
Speaking on the occasion, Advocate Ngangom Tejkumar who is also the advisor of FAM said that Manipuri films have developed to a great extent since the restriction imposed on Hindi films by underground organisations. Many good actors and actresses have emerged since then.
More than 300 Manipuri digital feature films have been produced in the short stint. One of the major achievements of Manipuri film is the approval received for participation in the Indian Panorama and National Film Festival. Not only have they played a major role in upholding the rich traditional culture of the state, but they also helped in developing the economic condition of the state, he said.
Although Manipuri films have developed greatly, the state government is not doing anything to develop Manipuri film. This is a clear example of ignorance of Manipuri films by the government. There are many famous government film institutions in other parts of the country. Governments of other states adopt proper policy to develop film industry in their state. However the leaders of the state are not thinking anything in the matter, Tejkumar said.
Artists of FAM who have won first position in the 10th All India Drama and Dance Competition held in Gurgaon were felicitated and presented mementos as part of the function. FAM calendar 2011 was also released.
The Film Academy Awards in Detail:
Best Actor: Gokul
Best Actress: Abenao
Best Supporting Actress: K Hemabati
Best Supporting Actor: H Shyamdhani
Special Jury Award: Hijam Surbala