Sudhir Mishra, Philippa Campbell, and Chris Paton to mentor NFDC Film Bazaar 2012 W-I-P lab

MUMBAI: South Asia‘s Global Film Market Film Bazaar the promotional arm of National Film Development Corporation (NFDChas announced five projects selected for the Work-In-Progress (W-I-P) Lab, which will be presented to a jury of international experts at the sixth edition of the market to be held from 21- 24November in Goa. The Work-In-Progress Lab has been set with an intention to help budding filmmakers achieve and accomplish the final cut through expert insights. The Lab is open for feature length films and documentaries in their rough-cut stage.

Israel Film Fund head Derek Malcolm, Katriel Schory and Chris Paton from Fortissimo Films were the mentors for WIP Lab in 2011 and this year Indian film director and screenwriter Sudhir Mishra, actress turned script writer Philippa Campbell, and Chris Paton of Fortissimo Films, are the for the projects selected this year.

The projects selected for the Work-In-Progress Lab 2012 are - Bhacraa (The Divine Goat; directed by Janaki Vishwanathan), Crossing Bridges (directed by Sange Dorjee Thongdok), Love (directed by Abhineet Gogne), Phoring (directed by Indranil Roychowdhury) and Tumbad (directed by Rahi Anil Barve).

Some of the films from the 2011 WIP Lab that have gone on to be screened at international film festivals are Ashim Ahluwalia‘s - Miss Lovely (Cannes Film Festival 2012), Manjeet Singh‘s - Mumbai Cha Raja (Toronto International Film Festival 2012), Anand Gandhi‘s - Ship of Theseus (Toronto International Film Festival 2012) and Ajay Bahl‘s - BA Pass (12th Osian‘s Cinefan Film Festival).

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