A total of 18 films from eight Northeast states participated in the Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) this year. In the film festival, Northeast region also paid homage to late Altaf Mazid.
Mumbai International Film Festival (MIFF) is the festival of documentary, short fiction and animation films.
Manipur’s Bobo Khuraijam won the Best Film Award in the under 60-minute documentary category for his film Ima Sabitri
Two Assamese directors’ Jahnu Barua and Sanjeev Parashar’s films were also selected in the competition section. These two films were Jahnu Barua’s short fiction The Gutsy Morning and Parashar’s Living the Natural Way.
Two National Award-winning film directors of the region Manipur’s Haobam Pabankumar was jury of the international competition section and Assam’s Prabin Hazarika was the jury in the national selection panel.
This year the North East Package had 18 films from the eight NE States. It included – 19/87, Meghalaya, director: Wanphrang K Diengdoh, Short Fiction (36 minutes), When Thunders Roll, Mizoram, director: Napoleon RZ Thanga, Documentary (26 mins), On A Roll, Tripura, director: Sanjib Das, Documentary (26 mins), Story Of A House, Nagaland, director: Sesino Yhoshu and Sophy Lasuh, Documentary (5 mins), Auto Driver, Manipur, director: Meena Longjam, Documentary (30 mins), Thang Ta, Manipur, director: Ronel Haobam, Documentary (28 mins), After, Manipur, director: Bobo Khwaijam, Documentary (27 mins), Clipped Wings, Assam, director: Suraj Duara, Documentary (26 mins), Saving Grace, Assam, director: Hemanta Das, Documentary, (26 mins), Symphony Of Silence, Assam, director: Dip Bhuyan, Documentary (48 mins), Old Man River, Assam, director: Gautam Bora, Documentary (53 mins), By-Lane 2, Assam, director: Utpal Dutta, Documentary (10 mins), Dr Bhupen Hazarika, Assam, director: Surjya Hazarika, Documentary (30 mins), Mobile Theatre, Assam, director: Bidyut Kotoky, Documentary (55 mins), Purbaraag, Assam, director: Charu K Hazarika, Short fiction (12 mins), Cuckoo, Assam, director: Jaicheng Dohotia, Documentary (38 mins), Sikkim Soccer Girls, Sikkim, director: Tribeny Rai, Documentary (34 mins), and 40 Years Through Lenses, Arunachal , director: Apak and Sanju, Documentary (30 mins).
The North East Package in the MIFF started in 2006 and Guwahati-based journalist Samudra Gupta Kashyap was its curator.