The 6th annual Film Bazaar, organised by National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), saw participation of about 750 Delegates from over 32 countries.
The four-day film market, which was held between November 21st- 24th at the Marriott Resort, Goa, offered opportunity of networking with producers, filmmakers and distributors from across the world apart from promoting the co-productions by facilitating collaborations among potential domestic and international partners.
Three projects at Film Bazaar found partners at the market. Mumbai’s Independent Movies has finalised the financing on Film Bazaar project Sunrise (Arunoday) following a deal with India’s Infinitum Productions to increase its funding for the film received finalisation for funding for the film.
Guneet Monga of India’s Sikhya Entertainment and Giulia Achili of Italy’s Dugong Production have signed a deal at Film Bazaar to co-produce a documentary, An Indian Kiss, based on a concept by Nandana Sen and Franco La Cecla.
Film Bazaar’s new partner, Dubai International Film Festival, has selected a co-production Market project, Biscuit Dour (Biscuit Race), by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki for the Dubai Film Market, which is held alongside the Dubai Film Festival.
Also, Tulsea International, a Los Angeles and Mumbai based sales agent and talent management company picked up International rights of Marathi film Masala, directed by Sandesh Kulkarni and produced by Arbhaat Films, at the Bazar.
Cinemart Rotterdam selected four producers Aditi Anand of Little Red Car, Vivek Gomber of Zoo Films, Anusha Rizwi of Third World Films, Nilesh Navlakha of Navlakha Arts and Holy Basil Combine from all sections of Film Bazaar to attend the Producers’ Lab held alongside Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Film Bazar ended with the Incredible India Award ceremony, which was graced by Parvez Dewan, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Nina Lath Gupta, Managing Director, NFDC, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sudhir Mishra, Ashutosh Gowariker, Dibakar Banerjee, Sanjay Suri and Rajeev Masand.
Vipin Vijay won the Incredible India Development award and a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh for his film Chavunilum, A Voice From Elsewhere. Indranil Roychowdhury won the Prasad Award for his film Phoring as part of the Work in Progress Lab, he was awarded support at DI colour correction stage.