Manipuri short film The Tainted Mirror (Motsinlaba Mingsel), directed by Romi Meitei has been awarded the Best Short Film Award during The Himalayan Film Festival 2021 held at Leh Ladakh from September 24-28.
Dr RK Ranjan Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs and Education took to Facebook and said, “Congratulations to the producer and Director of Manipuri Short Film, The Tainted Mirror (Motsinlaba Mingsel) on being awarded the Best Short Film Award during The Himalayan Film Festival 2021 (Leh-Ladakh, 24-28). The film festival, showcasing films from 12 Himalayan states and Union Territories to provide a platform to filmmakers, is being organised by the administration of Union Territory of Ladakh in collaboration with the Directorate of Film Festivals, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.”
The short Manipuri film which narrates the story of consumerism that gradually grasps present value system in the society, was also honoured with the grand jury best film award as well as the best short fiction at the 5th Chalachitram national film festival in August 2021 which was organized virtually owing to the pandemic.
The Tainted Mirror also earned critics circle’s special mention to Yaikhomba Dishiraj Sarma as the best child artiste for sensitively portraying the childhood emotion, agony and complexities at the 5th Chalachitram national film festival.