NEW DELHI: The Film Bazaar that will be held to coincide with the International Film Festival of India will this year feature a romance screenwriters’ lab with six scripts in the romance genre mentored by leading Indian filmmakers and writers.
Another new feature at the Bazaar this year is the 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 organises the Bazaar told indiantelevision.com.
The Bazaar will be held from 20 to 24 November at the Marriott Resort in Panaji, Goa. The Festival itself is being held from 20 to 30 November.
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.
There will be a co-production market for South Asian stories with international appeal that can go for pitching to international market delegates; 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 Bazaar for which entries are still open, 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.