NFDC Film Bazaar offers platform for film deals

MUMBAI: The 6th annual Film Bazaar organized by National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC) concluded with Vipin Vijay (‘Chavunilum, A Voice From Elsewhere‘) and Indranil Roychowdhury (‘Phoring‘) winning awards.

The Incredible India Award ceremony was attended by Ministry of Tourism secretary Parvez Dewan, NFDC MD Nina Lath Gupta, director Vishal Bhardwaj, film maker Sudhir Mishra, director Ashutosh Gowariker, film maker and screenwriter Dibakar Banerjee, actor Sanjay Suri and film critic Rajeev Masand.

The four-day film market which was held between 21 to 24 of November at the Marriott Resort, Goa, saw participation of about 750 Delegates from over 32 countries who used this platform to network with producers, filmmakers and distributors from across the world. Film Bazaar also promoted co-productions by facilitating collaborations among potential domestic and international partners.

During the course of the festival, Mumbai‘s Independent Movies has finalized the financing of Sunrise (Arunoday) following a deal with India‘s Infinitum Productions to increase its funding. Indian production house Sikhya Entertainment and Italy‘s Dugong Production have signed a deal to co-produce the documentary An Indian Kiss based on a concept by Nandana Sen and Franco La Cecla. Tulsea International, a Los Angeles and Mumbai based sales agent and talent management company picked up the international rights of Marathi film Masala, directed by Sandesh Kulkarni and produced by Arbhaat Films.

Cinemart Rotterdam selected four promising producers Aditi Anand (Little Red Car), Vivek Gomber (Zoo Films), Anusha Rizwi (Third World Films), Nilesh Navlakha (Navlakha) Arts and Holy Basil Combine to attend the Producers‘ Lab held alongside Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Also, NFDC Film Bazaar‘s new partner; Dubai International Film Festival has selected a co-production Market project, Biscuit Dour (Biscuit Race) by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki for the Dubai Film Market, which is held alongside the Dubai Film Festival.

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