Cinema of Manipur
The cinema of Manipur refers to the film industry of the Manipur.
The first Manipur film, Matamgi Manipur, was released in 1972. Paokhum Ama (1983) is the first Manipur colour film as certified by the CBFC and was directed by Aribam Syam Sharma. Lammei (2002) is the first Manipur digital film. As the production of digital films started, the Manipur film industry got expanded and 40-50 are made each year.
Notable Manipur films
|Year of release||Film||Notes||Director|
|1972||Matamgi Manipur||First Manipur feature film. Received regional award for Best Feature Film in Manipuri (Meitei) Language at the 20th National Film Awards.||Debkumar Bose|
|1976||Saphabee||Won the Best Feature Film in Manipuri (Meitei) Language at the 24th National Film Awards.||Aribam Syam Sharma|
|1979||Olangthagee Wangmadasoo||Won the Best Feature Film in Manipuri (Meitei) Language at the 27th National Film Awards.||Aribam Syam Sharma|
|1981||Imagi Ningthem||Won the National Film Award for Best Child Artist (Master Leikhendra) and also for the Best Feature Film in Manipuri (Meitei) Language at the 29th National Film Awards.||Aribam Syam Sharma|
|1983||Sanakeithel||Won the Best Feature Film in Manipuri (Meitei) Language at the 31st National Film Awards.||M.A. Singh|
|1983||Paokhum Ama||First Manipri colour film (As certified by the CBFC)||Aribam Syam Sharma|
|1990||Ishanou||Screened at the Un Certain Regard section of the 1991 Cannes International Film Festival||Aribam Syam Sharma|
|2007||Yenning Amadi Likla||Got entry into the feature film section of the Indian Panorama of the International Film
Festival of India (IFFI) 2007. It was among 21 selected feature films.
|2011||Phijigee Mani||Received award for Best Supporting Actress (Leishangthem Tonthoingambi Devi) and the regional award for Best Feature Film in Manipuri (Meitei) Language at the 59th National Film Awards.
Selected for Indian Panorama 2011.
|Oinam Gautam Singh|
|2012||Leipaklei||Selected for Jeonju International Film Festival 2012 held in South Korea, 18th Kolkata
International Film Festival and 5th Guwahati Film Festival
|Aribam Syam Sharma|
|2017||Loktak Lairembee||Participated in various International Film Festivals across the globe and won several awards. Won Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation at the 64th National Film Awards.||Haobam Paban Kumar|
- "Manipuri Cinema". kanglafilms.com.
- "From Manipur, stories of the women actors who didn't get to play Mary Kom". The Indian Express. August 17, 2014.
- "Manipuri cinema in the last three decades". e-pao.net.