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NFDC presents Film Bazaar 2008

NFDC (National Film Development Corporation), the Central Agency established to encourage Indian cinema returns with 'Film Bazaar 2008' from November 26th to 29th 2008 at Marriott Resort, J.W. Marriott, Goa. The Film Bazaar this year will be bigger, better & will have more to offer than last year by introducing a brand new 'Co-Production Market Section for Documentaries'. Ms Nina Gupta, Managing Director, NFDC on this occasion said "Film Bazaar every year aims at promoting cinema which reflects the diversity of India and which aims to tell unseen and unheard stories of contemporary India with a view to taking these stories to International audiences. With a vibrant congregation from all over the globe bringing filmmaking and distribution expertise to India, Film Bazaar is a global learning and networking business opportunity for production studios and independent producers who seek an international market for Indian stories". Over these 4 days Film Bazaar will host the following: I) International Co-Production Market: The Film Bazaar Co-production Market will invite submissions for feature films and documentaries that are Indian centric and which will be seeking a global platform for international audiences. Selected projects will have the opportunity to seek collaboration in the realm of distribution and production with potential international and Indian partners. In the films segment 15 feature film projects and in the newly introduced documentary section 10 documentary projects will be presented at the market for global audience. II) Screenwriters' Lab:-The Screenwriters' Lab will run concurrent to the Film Bazaar. In search for authentic Indian voices that are internationally appealing, this year the lab will be conducted by renowned guest mentors and will be held in association with Binger film lab: an Amsterdam based International Feature Film Development Centre. A select pool of Indian screenwriters will be individually mentored in the development of feature film screenplays. Seven screenplays will be selected and advised in their development by renowned guest mentors. Applications are open for the 'Film Bazaar Co-production Market: Feature Films & Documentaries & 'Film Bazaar Screenwriters Lab' till August 25th, 2008. III) Work-In Progress Workshop - A special knowledge sharing workshop will be conducted as a part of Film Bazaar for five pre-selected films at rough cut & story board stage. Each film will be mentored by 4-5 advisors drawn from India and abroad. Terms & Regulations for this workshop will be announced in August 2008. IV) Film Conclave & Business lounge: NFDC will organize The Film & Business Conclave on global industry developments in association with Screen International and will comprise of keynote address, seminars, and panel discussions. Eminent Speakers from India & abroad including Danis Tanovic (No Man's Land), Gary Hamilton from Arclight Films, and Shekhar Kapur etc will elaborately discuss on various topics. The Business Lounge aims at providing an interactive platform between prospective buyers and sellers of all film rights from India and abroad. Delegates can also avail of pitching sessions, master classes & screenings in this conclave. For more information and application material visit:-:

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