Director: Bhaskar Hazarika Winner of Best Assamese Film, Kothanodi weaves poetic tales, delving into the eerie undercurrents of human psyche through Assamese folklore.
Director: Haobam Paban Kumar A poignant drama set against Manipur's Loktak Lake, the movie explores the survival struggle of indigenous fisher folks, emphasizing on oppression and insurgency.
Director: Nilanjan Datta The Head Hunter is the first film in the Wancho language, offering a cinematic contemplation on modernizing tribal life. Winner of Best Wancho Film.
Director: Aribam Syam Sharma The first film from the northeast at Cannes (1991), Ishanou, portrays Tampha's spiritual journey and the clash between tradition and personal calling.
Director: Kulanandini Mahanta A groundbreaking Assamese film shot on iPhone, Emuthi Puthi, a comedy-drama, takes us on a mystical journey with three generations of women.
Director: Pradip Kurbah Best Khasi Film winner, Onaatah, delicately depicts a rape victim's revival against the healing backdrop of Meghalaya's tribal setting.
Director: Joseph Pullinthananth Winner of the first national film award for Tripura, Yarwng narrates a heartbreaking tale of romance amidst large-scale displacement caused by a dam.
Director: Paakhi A Tyrewala Filmed in Sikkim, Pahuna follows three siblings fleeing Maoist insurgency, showcasing their resilience and reliance on each other for survival.
Director: Jahnu Barua Simplistic brilliance, Baandhon, directed by Jahnu Barua, takes the audience on an emotional roller-coaster under the PVR Director’s Rare Banner.
Immerse yourself in the rich narratives of North East Indian cinema through these ten extraordinary films, each offering a unique lens into the region's culture, traditions, and contemporary challenges.