NFDC to host Film Bazaar 2010 from 23-26 November

Mumbai, November 2010: National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) will host Film Bazaar India – 10 from 23 – 26 November, at Marriott Resort, Goa alongside the International Film Festival of India.

The idea behind Film Bazaar is to provide a stage for prospective buyers and sellers of film rights from India and abroad. The bazaar aims at creating opportunities for networking and business for producers, filmmakers and distributors from across the world.

With an aim to continue the age old tradition of improving trade relations between the SAARC nations, NFDC has invited projects from these countries this year. The objective behind this is to present a window for film makers from these countries to various buyers and sellers from all around the world. For the very first time film projects from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan & Sri Lanka will be part of Film Bazaar 2010.

This year for the first time Film Bazaar will organize industry screenings for film makers to show case their films to potential producers, distributors, agents, buyers and representatives of international film festivals. The state-of-the-art screening facility will have multiple screens of 12-seater theatres and will be have Digital and 3D compatible projection to portray their work in its complete essence. This will also help the international buyers to make informed & quick decisions on the various projects they are interested in. These theatres have been set-up in collaboration with UFO Moviez.   

Apart from these the bazaar will also host (1) Screenwriters Lab: A 2 part screenwriters’ workshop for writing and selling original Indian screenplays., (2) Co-production Market: It aims to offer selected filmmakers the opportunity to present their feature film projects to co-producers, bankers, sales agents, and other potential financiers from India and abroad, (3) PrimeExchange: The main aim of PRIMEXCHANGE is to initiate market exchange between India and Europe in the field of Film and TV Production, (4) Work in Progress Lab: It is held for feature films at a rough cut stage, whose makers are seeking feedback from experienced film professionals to better understand how their work will be received by the international market and maximise the potential of these in film festivals and international markets and (5) Knowledge Series: NFDC Knowledge Series presents case studies and presentations by industry experts. They impart their learning and understanding about a particular topic or sector concerning various aspects of film making. This year Turkish-German Film maker, Fatih Akin will conduct a Masterclass with an introduction by Anurag Kashyap.

Leading Indian & international producers, distributors, buyers have been attending Film Bazaar. This year prominent international buyers and sales agents like Farabi Foundation (Iran), Cinetic Rights Management (USA), Fortissimo Films (UK), The Yellow Affair (Finland), Rapid Eye Movies (Germany), Wide Management (France), Railto, (Netherland), Hanway Films (UK) and Wild Bunch (France) will be attending the market.

Festival directors & representatives from the leading international film festivals like Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Durban International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival & Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles will interact with the attendees of Film Bazaar.