As in sports, Manipur does it again, leading the Northeast region in film preservation as well as it overtakes Assam and Meghalaya after Manipur State Film Development Society, MSFDS, established a Film Archive & Museum named after the first Manipuri film Director, Sapam Nodiya Chand.
In 2011, Assam became the first Northeast state to have its own State Archive under the department of cultural affairs, Government of Assam under the initiative of the Assam State Film (Finance and Development) Corporation (ASFFDC), with a capacity to store 1000 celluloid films. Currently it preserves 65 Assamese films in its film vault, along with a few Manipuri celluloid films. Then in 2019, Meghalaya joined the elite group that cares for film heritage through a collaboration between Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan, Meghalaya Tourism and St. Anthony’s College, department of Mass Media decided to set up the ‘Northeast India AV Archive’ an audio-visual public archive. With inventories such as documentary films, newsreels, interviews, amateur footage, sound recordings and photographs from all over the eight Northeastern states, the Archive offers online as well as offline access to the public.Add a comment Read more: Manipur leads in Film Preservation in the Northeast Region