Imphal: Manipuri actress Leishangthem Tonthoi has bagged another Best Actress Award in the 3rd Jammu International Film Festival held from April 8 to April 9 at Abhinav Theatre, Jammu.
She bagged the award in Nongdol Mamikol’s short film “Eewai” (the Ripple), directed by Bishwamittra, written by Rebika Okram and produced by Samir Thingbaijam.
“Eewai” was also screened in the festival and received a huge round of applause.
The opening ceremony was a grand affair, with all the guests being felicitated after traditional lamp lighting. The festival witnessed parallel screenings of 25 feature films, short films and documentaries from countries like Iran, India, France and the United States. The audience comprised students, artists, art lovers and people from all walks of life.
The festival began with parallel screenings in all three halls, and the screenings were jam-packed with audiences. The opening section of the festival showcased short films and a documentary from countries such as Iran, India, France, and the United States.
Notably, Tonthoi who took an important role in the film has bagged four other best actress awards at various film festivals for her role in the same film so far.
Sponsored by the Jammu Kashmir Tourism Department, the 3rd Jammu International Film Festival featured screenings of 50 feature films, short films, and documentaries from 11 countries including Iran, India, France, and the US.