NFDC’s to set up Work in Progress Lab at Film Bazaar


MUMBAI: National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) will be presenting an opportunity for filmmakers who have films at a rough cut or ‘work-in-progress’ stage to privately screen these for a panel of mentors who will view the films and provide their feedback on how to fully realize the submitted material’s potential.

Filmmakers from any part of India are invited to submit their unfinished films, in any language, to the Work in Progress Lab. The deadline for submissions is 15 October.

Mentors for the program include Derek Malcom, who for several decades served as film critic for The Guardian UK, and Danish film editor Molly Stensgard, who is a frequent collaborator with Lars Von Trier, having worked on films such as Dancer in the Dark and Dogville.

Work in Progress Lab is the latest addition to the activities at Film Bazaar for filmmakers looking to reach a global audience while telling a unique and original Indian story.

NFDC has also announced the Screenwriters’ Lab in association with Binger Filmlab from the Netherlands and the Co-production Market where 15 feature films and 10 documentaries looking for co-production investment will be presented to delegates.

There will also be conducted a Business Conclave, held in association with Screen International, where Indian and international producers will be able to share their experiences in filmmaking and discover how to collaborate through panel discussions and a roundtable.

Film Bazaar is slated to take place in Goa from 26 – 29 November.