Aribam Syam Sharma
Aribam Syam Sharma
|Occupation||Film director, Singer, Music composer|
|Awards||Golden Montgolfiere (1982)|
Padma Shri (2006)
V. Shantaram Lifetime Achievement Award (2008)
Kamal Kumari National Award (2009)
Jewel of Manipuri Cinema (2015)
Aribam Syam Sharma is an Indian film director and composer from Manipur in India. He debuted in the first Manipuri film Matamgi Manipur as an actor. In 1974, he directed his first movie Lamja Parshuram. It became the first Manipuri film to run for 100 days in the box office. His 1979 film Olangthagee Wangmadasoo was the first ever and the only Manipuri film to run for more than 25 weeks. The film ran for 32 weeks at the box office.
His fourth film as a director, Imagi Ningthem (My Son, My precious) brought him international recognition when the film received the Montgolfiere d' Or at the Festival of Three Continents, Nantes in 1982.
Syam Sharma was given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th Manipur State Film Festival 2010. He was also conferred with the Jewel of Manipuri Cinema award on 14 May 2015 by the Film Forum of Manipur and the Manipur State Film Development Society.
|1972||Matamgi Manipur||Actor, Music Director||First Manipuri full-length feature film. Best Feature Film in Manipuri at the 20th National Film Awards.|
|1974||Lamja Parshuram||Director, Music Director||His debut film as a director.|
|1976||Saaphabee||Director||Best Feature Film in Manipuri at the 24th National Film Awards.|
|1979||Olangthagee Wangmadasoo||Director||Best Feature Film in Manipuri at the 27th National Film Awards.|
|1981||Imagi Ningthem||Director, Music Director||First Indian film to win Grand Prix Award at Nantes. Best Feature Film in Manipuri at the 29th National Film Awards.|
|1983||Paokhum Ama||Director||Screened at Tyneside International Film Festival, U.K.|
|1990||Ishanou||Director, Music Director||Screened at the Un Certain Regard section of the 1991 Cannes International Film Festival. Best Feature Film in Manipuri at the 38th National Film Awards.|
|1995||Sanabi||Director, Music Director||Selected for Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt and IFFI. Best Feature Film in Manipuri at the 43rd National Film Awards.|
|1998||Shingnaba||Director||Film on superstitions and beliefs in Manipur and HIV menace.|
|2000||Paari||Director||First Manipuri children film.|
|2003||Ashangba Nongjabi||Director, Producer, Music Director||Adapted from M. K. Binodini Devi's famous 1966 play of the same title.|
|2008||Crossroads||Director||Film on a group of friends and their aspirations to establish a rock band in Manipur.|
|2011||Miraang||Director||Based on Arambam Samarendra's play of the same title.|
|2012||Leipaklei||Director||Screened at Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea. Best Feature Film in Manipuri at the 60th National Film Awards.|
|2013||Dasha||Director||Based on Arambam Samarendra's play of the same title.|
|2019||Nongphadok Lakpa Atithi||Music Director, Screenplay Writer, Director||Premiered at the 3rd Guwahati International Film Festival as the Opening Film of the Indian Section.|
|1980||Sanaleibak Manipur||Director||Best Documentary Film in the Non-Feature category at the First Manipuri State Film Festival 1984.|
|1986||Tales of Courage||Director||Deals with the freedom struggle movement in Manipur, emphasising on the role of Manipuri women in the resistance against the British rule.|
|1988||Sangai: The Dancing Deer of Manipur||Director||Bagged five merit awards in the 12th International Wildlife Film Festival, Montana, U.S.A. Declared Outstanding Film of the Year by British Film Institute, London.|
|1988||Keibul Lamjao National Park||Director||Bagged the Best Documentary Film in 2nd Manipur State Film Awards 1994.|
|1988||Koro Kosii||Director||Participated in Indian Panorama of IFFI 1989. Screened at Indian Film Week, Hungary, 1989 and Bombay International Film Festival 1989.|
|1989||The Deer on the Lake||Director||National Film Award for Best Environment/Conservation/Preservation Film at the 37th National Film Awards.|
|1990||Indigenous Games of Manipur||Director||National Film Award for Best Exploration/Adventure Film at the 38th National Film Awards.|
|1991||Meitei Pung||Director||Special Mention Award at the 39th National Film Awards.|
|1992||Lai Haraoba||Director||Dwells into different aspects of the Lai Haraoba performances.|
|1993||Orchids of Manipur||Director||Best Environment/Conservation/Preservation Film at the 41st National Film Awards. Screened at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2019, Japan. Participated in International Wildlife Film Festival, Morocco, 1994.|
|1995||Yelhou Jagoi||Director||National Film Award for Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film at the 43rd National Film Awards. Screened at the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival 2019, Japan.|
|1998||Loktak: The Dying Lake of Manipur||Director|
|1999||Thang-Ta: The Martial Art of Manipur||Director||National Film Award for Best Arts/Cultural Film at the 47th National Film Awards.|
|2001||The Monpas of Arunachal Pradesh||Director||Best Anthropological/Ethnographic Film at the 49th National Film Awards.|
|2002||M.K. Binodini||Director||Documents the life of the renowned writer M. K. Binodini Devi.|
|The Golden Hands||Director|
|Binodini: A Writer's Life||Director|
|2004||Neelamani: The Master Potter of Manipur||Director||Documents the life and achievements of the famous potter of Manipur Neelamani Devi.|
|2005||Guru Laimayum Thambalngoubi Devi||Director||National Film Award for Best Biographical Film at the 54th National Film Awards.|
|2007||Rajarshri Bhagyachandra||Director||Selected for Indian Panorama in the non-feature section of the International Film Festival of India 2007. A non-feature film on Maharaja Bhagyachandra of Manipur.|
|2009||Sankirtan of Manipur||Director|
|2011||Leaders from the Below||Director|
|2012||Manipuri Pony||Director||National Film Award for Best Exploration/Adventure Film (Including sports) at the 60th National Film Awards.|
|2018||Raas Leelas of Manipur||Director||Documents the five different types of Raas Leelas of Manipur.|
|2019||E. Sonamani Singh||Director|
- Living Shadows (2006)
- Eshei Binodinigi (2014)
- Modern Manipuri Music and Me (2014)
- Manipuri Cinema: Eigi Paodam (2016)
- "Olangthagee Wangmadasoo (1979)". BFI.
- "Festival de Cannes: The Chosen One". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
- "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
- "Indigenous people will become strangers in their own lands: Aribam Syam Sharma". The Hindu.
- "Veteran Manipuri filmmaker Aribam Syam Sharma returns Padma Shri Award in protest against Citizenship Amendment Bill". www.ndtv.com.
- "Jewel of Manipuri Cinema 2015 award to be conferred to Aribam Syam Sharma". Imphal Free Press.
- Luwang, Donny Meisnam. "Aribam Syam Sharma - Life sketch (Awarded Padmashree in the year 2006)". E-pao. Retrieved 1 February 2010.
- "Book Review" (PDF) – via The People's Chronicle.