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Date extended for co-productions proposals at Film Bazaar

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NEW DELHI: Film Bazaar has extended the date for receiving projects for co-productions to 31 August.

It has listed a large number of co-productions that have helped young filmmakers make a name for themselves in the international market, including ‘Lunch Box’ by Ritesh Batra, ‘Titli’ by Kanu Behl, ‘Ship of Theseus’ by Anand Gandhi, ‘Television’ by Mostofa Farooki, ‘The Girl in Yellow Boots’ by Anurag Kashyap, ‘Miss Lovely’ by Ashim Ahluwalia, ‘Shanghai’ by Dibakar Banerjee; ‘Monsoon Shootout’ by Amit Kumar, ‘Karma’ by Prasanna Jayakody, ‘Mumbai cha Raja’ by Manjeet Singh, and ‘Paltadacho Munis’ by Laxmikant Shetgaonkar which have all won awards overseas and in India.

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 will be held from 20 to 24 November at the Marriott Resort in Panaji. 

This year’s Film Bazaar will feature a romance screenwriters’ lab with six scripts in the romance genre mentored by leading Indian filmmakers and writers.

Another new feature at the Film Bazaar this year is film offices for various states of the country for their film promotion and tourism boards, and film commissions for them to introduce their delegates to the visiting delegates, National Film Development Corporation managing director Neena Lath Gupta which organizes the Bazaar told indiantelevision.com.

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.    

Aspiring film delegates include buyers and exhibitors, those looking for co-production opportunities, heads or representatives of International film festivals, film producers, and members of film distribution bodies. 

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