Film Bazaar extends deadline for Co-productions
Film Bazaar has extended the date for receiving projects for co-productions to August 31. The festival will be held from November 20-24, 2014 at the Marriott Resort in Panaji.
This will form part of the co-production market for south Asian stories with international appeal that can go for pitching to international market delegates.
Film Bazaar has listed a large number of co-productions that have helped young filmmakers make a name for themselves in the international market, Among films that have won awards both in India and overseas, the films that emerged from Film Bazaar’s co-productions are Ritesh Batra’s LunchBox, Kanu Behl’s Titli, Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus, Mostofa Farooki’s Television, Anurag Kashyap’s The Girl in Yellow Boots, Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely, Dibakar Banerjee’s Shanghai, Amit Kumar’s Monsoon Shootout, Prasanna Jayakody’s Karma, Manjeet Singh’s Mumbai cha Raja, and Laxmikant Shetgaonkar’s Paltadacho Munis.
This year’s Film Bazaar will also feature a romance screenwriters’ lab with six scripts in the romance genre mentored by leading Indian filmmakers and writers. Other sections include exhibition stalls for showcasing products and meetings with other delegates, screenwriters’ lab which will also have six scripts; and a producers’ lab for producers to learn the facets of production from leading Indian and international producers.
Sections include industry screenings which are aimed at exclusive film screenings at digital theatres for investors, buyers and festival programmes from other festivals in India and overseas; and the viewing room meant for latest film projects that are meant for festival placement and sales or finishing funds.
In addition, the Film Bazaar will have networking events where discussions are held informally over tea or meals, work-in-progress labs for films that in rough-cut stage, NFDC knowledge series lectures by renowned film personalities, and a branding opportunity for those get themselves associated with the Bazaar which gets delegates from all over the globe.