The website of NFDC’s Film Bazaar has news that would delight the aspiring and established documentary filmmaker. The website has acknowledged the need for a world class market specifically built for and attuned to the needs of the documentary filmmakers of India and its neighbours in the SAARC region. With this aim in mind, NFDC will launch the first edition for South Asian Narrative Documentaries, the ‘Doc Bazaar’, from April 17-19, 2013 in New Delhi
Run along the annual co-production market, ‘Film Bazaar’, held alongside the International Film Festival of India in Goa, Delhi’s three-day event will take place in a five-star hotel, and its events will include the Pitching Forum, the Viewing Room, the Close the Gap Pitch Forum and the Work in Progress Lab.
Ten projects considered to be the most unique and compelling projects being developed in the subcontinent will be selected for the Pitching Forum. Filmmakers will publicly pitch their projects to delegates assigned specific one-to-one meetings.
The Viewing Room will offer state-of-the-art VOD individual screenings of key and important films, mainly those that are very recent or and nearing completion. This has proved to be a boon in Goa for buyers, sales agents, festival programmers and (gap) financiers. NFDC will curate a selection of ten films highlighted as ‘Doc Bazaar recommends’ in the Viewing Room.
Work in Progress Lab, selected films which are currently in post-production stage will be mentored by renowned local and international doc industry professionals.
In Close the Gap Pitch Forum, up to ten films from ‘Doc Bazaar Recommends’ nominated from the Viewing Room selection and the Work in Progress Lab, which are in late stages of post-production but require further completion funding, will be given the opportunity to publicly pitch their projects.