The Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS) has decided to launch Cine Cafe, a weekly cine screening programme on every Saturday and Sunday from April 15. MSFDS secretary Hamom Naba conveyed that the “Cine Cafe” is launched with the objective of screening world cinema in the State.
The step is a experimental one and the authorities plan to establish an overall conducive environment for movie-goers. He informed that cinema belonging to different genres and styles of varied themes and contexts of different countries will be screened every Saturday. And cinemas produced in the State or produced/directed by Manipuri filmmakers will be screened on every Sunday. He said that preference will be given to the Sunday premier showcasing films produced in the State . The screening time for summer (April to September) will be 6 pm and 5 pm for winter (October to March), he elaborated.
“Cine Cafe” will have members including anyone who desires by paying a fee of Rs 100 for registration and renewal for every month. Those members will have the right to entertain exclusively on every Saturday’s shows, he said. Naba also said that an interface programme between eminent personalities from film world and cineasts will be organised preferably on Saturday as part of the cine screening programme. Stalls of entertainment in respect of ethnic cuisines, boxes and cinematic materials will also be opened, he added.