cinemartIndian filmmaker Rajesh Jala’s film Chingari (The Spark) has been shortlisted for Cinemart, the co-production market of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Chingari is about a young photographer named Kabir, who enters the city of Banaras with a camera and a troubled past. In his journey, he meets two individuals Gagan, a young cremator and Amma, an old widow.

The film is co-produced by the French producer Cedomir Kolar of ASAP Films, who came on board at NFDC Film Bazaar in Goa, where the film also won Incredible India Award worth Rs. 10 Lakhs.

25 film projects will be screened at the 31st edition of Cinemart from 26 to 29 January 2014. The projects are eligible for two prizes: the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award (€30,000 for a European co-production) and the ARTE France Cinéma Award (€5,000). The winners will be announced during the co-production market’s Award Ceremony on January 29, 2014.