No connection with multimedia app MFDC, says MSFDS

MFDC is created for streaming Manipuri films online by a private enterprise.

The Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS), earlier known by the name of Manipur Film Development Corporation or simply MFDC, has clarified that it has no connection whatsoever with the recently introduced multimedia application called MFDC, an acronym for Manipur Film Distribution Centre, created for streaming Manipuri films online by a private enterprise.

A release signed by secretary, MSFDS, Sunzu Bachaspatimayum on Saturday stated that the familiarity of the name ‘MFDC’ is purely coincidental. MSFDS is compelled to issue a clarification as there have been uncountable numbers of inquiries and complaints regarding the app from the general public who unsuspectingly downloaded and used the app ‘MDFC’ thinking it is a platform created and managed by MSFDS.

While the MSFDS is excited about the prospects the online streaming platform introduced for the promotion of Manipuri films and is currently developing an online platform for accessing Manipuri films for the public, the society would like to clarify that the online streaming application, called MFDC is not in any way connected with the MSFDS.

Manipur State Film Development Society, MSFDS, is an autonomous body of the state government which was converted from the erstwhile Manipur Film Development Corporation (MFDC) and mandate is promotion of Manipuri film, it added.

First Published:Aug. 29, 2020, 10:50 p.m.