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Haobam Paban Kumar

Haobam Paban Kumar studied filmmaking from SRFTI Kolkata. He came to limelight with the film ‘AFSPA 1958’ winning the FIPRESCI and Jury prize at the 9th MIFF 2006. The film won several awards including the Golden Lotus for the Best Documentary at the 56th National Film Awards 2008. His last documentary ‘PHUM SHANG’ won the Golden Conch at the 14th Mumbai International Film Festival 2016. Haobam’s debut feature film – LOKTAK LAIREMBEE (Lady of the Lake) was premiered at the New Asian Currents at the prestigious 21st Busan International Film Festival 2016 and had its European premiere at the Berlinale Forum – 67th Berlin Film Festival 2017. So far the film has won around 16 awards including the Silver Lotus for the Best Environmental Film at the 64th National Film Awards 2016.

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