NFDC Film Bazaar 2012 is calling for entries for the Work-in-Progress (WIP) Lab and the Viewing Room. The submission deadline is October 10th 2012. The sixth Film Bazaar will be held from November 21-24, 2012 at the Goa Marriott Resort alongside the International Film Festival of India 2012.
In the WIP Lab five projects in their rough cut stage are selected to be presented to a panel of international film experts. Feature length films and documentaries at the rough cut stage are invited to apply.
The Viewing Room (formerly Screening Room) aims at presenting films seeking finishing funds, world sales, distribution partners & film festivals to investors, world sales agents and film festival programmers. Films of all genres and lengths in rough or final cut are invited to apply. Here films are viewed on individual computer terminals in private booths. These terminals provide details of the film as well as contact the director or producer.
Renowned film critic & historian, Derek Malcolm; Head of Israel Film Fund, Katriel Schory and Chris Paton from Fortissimo Films were the mentors for 2011 WIP Lab. The films that were a part of the workshop last year have premiered at various films festivals. Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely (World Premiere, Cannes Film Festival in official competition section-Un Certain Regard), Manjeet Singh’s Mumbai Cha Raja and Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus (World Premiere, Toronto Film Festival 2012), and Ajay Bahl’s BA Pass (World Premiere, 12th Osian’s Cinefan Film Festival).