The three participants to be recommended by the Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI) will be announced shortly.
In the Lab, there will be intensive group and one to one sessions with Lab mentors, a resident ensemble of Indian actors and experienced directors, advice on international children’s film production, marketing and distribution from visiting guest industry mentors from India and Europe and screenings and discussions of international prize-winning family films.
Six months further support from mentors, after the residential Lab, will be provided via e-mail and skype, including training for writers and producers to pitch projects to potential producers in India and in Europe.
Further development funding will be awarded to selected projects, which may include support to attend international pitching events; eg. to producers in the UK hosted by Creative England and at European children’s film festivals such as Cinekid in The Netherlands.
List of selected participants:
Adhiraj Singh: Forgot About Mina
Anusha Nandakumar & Sandeep Saket: Mountain by the Roadside
Bassanti Pathak: Pincha My Talking Dog
Bhaskarjyoti Das: The Puppet Theatre
Dominic Megam Sangma: My Mother’s Dream
Gaurav Saxena: Rangzen
Jyoti Nisha: KahaniChamkiAurCheeku Ki
Reema Borah: Yeh Jo Hara Hai
Reema Sengupta: Kayko
Romi Meitei: My Home
Shazia Khan: Sabiha
Soumendra Padhi: Time to Run
Sudipto Sen: Amatali
Utpal Borpujari: Ishu
Vijay Rajan Singh: A Roadside Dream