11th Edition of Film Bazaar at IFFI 2017 ends on a high note.
The fourth day of the 11th edition of Film Bazaar at the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017, which was held at the Marriott Goa from 20th to 24th November 2017, ended on a high note! Awards were announced for projects, which were selected in the Film Bazaar Recommends and the Work in Progress section. These awards recognize cinematic excellence and promote the development of talent. The recipients were selected by a Jury comprising of internationally acclaimed Festival Programmers/Directors, Producers and Industry Executives.
The Prasad Digital Intermediate (DI) awards were given to Ivan Ayr’s, Soni (Film Bazaar Recommends 2017) and Kannada film Balekempa (The Bangle Seller) directed by Ere Gowda (Work-In-Progress Lab 2017). The award was given by Jayprakash Naidu, Executive Director of Prasad Labs.
The Prasad Lab DI award (Film Bazaar Recommends) jury comprised of Paolo Bertolin, Programmer, Venice Film Festival, Sergio Fant, Programmer, Locarno Festival and Laurence Kardish, Artistic Director, FilmColumbia Festival.
The Prasad Lab DI award (Work-in-Progress Lab) jury comprised of Marco Mueller, Director of Pingyao International Film Festival, Producer Philippa Campbell, Producer and consultant Olivia Stewart and Film Editor Jacques Comets.
The Facebook Awards were given to Ivan Ayr’s Soni (Work-In-Progress Lab 2017) and Sandeep Modi’s Chumbak (The Lottery) (Film Bazaar Recommends 2017). The winners will be given Facebook ad credits worth 10 thousand dollars that can be used to promote the film.
A Closing Wrap on Film Bazaar
The Producers’ Workshop had 15 participants and was focused towards film students this year, while the Viewing Room had an astounding 202 films. The Film Bazaar Recommends’ section featured 24 films and Industry Screenings saw 28 films. The Viewing Room saw more than 100 people come to watch the films that were selected.
State Film Offices from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Delhi, Rajasthan, Lakshadweep, Telangana, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh collaborated with the Film Facilitation Offices (FFO) to promote their states as film making locations to national and international filmmakers.
Over the course of five days, Film Bazaar is the converging point for film buyers and sellers from all over the world. The focus is on discovering, supporting and showcasing South Asian content and talent in film making, production and distribution. The Bazaar also facilitates the sales of world cinema in the South Asian region and various State Governments collaborate with the NFDC to showcase their locations at the Film Bazaar through Film Offices.