NFDC Film Bazaar to promote co-production market at IFFI 2008

NEW DELHI: During the forthcoming International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2008 in Goa, NFDC‘s Film Bazaar will provide an interactive platform. The Film Bazaar will promote co-production market by facilitating collaboration among potential domestic and international partners.

To be set up by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) at Marriott Resort in Goa from 26 to 29 November, the Bazaar aims at creating opportunities for networking and business for producers, filmmakers and distributors from across the world.

Fifteen pre-selected film projects and ten documentary projects are the new feature that will be introduced this year at the Film Bazaar.

In addition, a screenwriting workshop will be organised by Binger Filmlab, an Amsterdam-based international feature film development centre, under the mentorship of global film makers. Another new feature ‘Work-in-progress Lab‘, will be an added attraction for filmmakers to screen rough cuts or assembly edit of their films-in-the-making to a panel of eminent filmmakers and critics for their feedback and suggestions.

A Film Conclave will also be held in association with “Screen International” to conduct panel discussion and round tables on global trends in the industry and scope of partnering with India.

Leading international sales agencies as well as notable producers whose work has won them critical acclaim and commercial success in the past will be attending the Film Bazaar as guests. There will be a Business Lounge open throughout the day for the meeting, video screening, in order to enhance collaboration in the field of co-production and distribution.

Registration for Film Bazaar is now open online on NFDC’s website.

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