Monday, October 13, 2014

NFDC Film Bazaar announces the 32 finalists of the Co-Production Market 2014

 

~ Three and a Half, to be produced by Mira Nair and directed by Sooni Taraporewala, Amitav Kaul’s, Interpreter Of Maladies, based on Pulitzer prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri’s short story and a film by highly acclaimed director from Pakistan, Sabiha Sumar (of Khamosh Pani fame) are among the finalists~

Mumbai, October 13, 2014:  National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) announces the 32 finalists of the Co-Production Market to be held during Film Bazaar in Goa from November 20-24, 2014.

The 32 finalists in the Co-production Market, hoping to attract funding and distribution from potential co-producers, distributors and sales agents from across the globe, include 18 projects from India and 14 from overseas.

Among the 18 Indian finalists, six are from the Screenwriters Lab 2014:

· By/Two – Directed by Devashish Makheja and produced by Dutta Dave

· The School Directed by Suchita Bhhatia and produced by Vivek Kajaria

· Blossoms (Pallavi)- Directed and produced by Nila Madhab Panda

· Nuclear Hearts - Directed by Bornila Chatterjee and produced by Tanaji Dasgupta

· Seven (Saat)- Directed by Ashish Bende and produced by Suhrud Godbole

· Medium Spicy - Directed by Mohit Takalkar and produced by Nikhil Mahajan

· The Invisible One - Directed by Amit Datta and produced by Anjali Panjabi

· Ashwathama - Directed by Puspendra Singh. and produced by Sanjay Gulati

· Rainbow - Directed by Shona Urvashi and produced by Raman Lamba

· Overcoat - Directed by Abhijeet Singh Parmar and produced by Rishebh Batnagar

· Mantra- Directed by Nicholas Kharkongor and produced by Rajat Kapoor

· The Indian Prisoner - Directed and produced by Shashwati Talukdar

· The Boyfriend – Vidur Nauriyal and Ashim Ahluwalia

· Winter- Aamir Bashir 

· Char Log Kya Kahenge – Hitesh Bhatia

· Flow – Vandana Kohli

· All about Her – Ruchi Joshi

· The Sunset Club – Karan Tejpal

The 14 international projects to be showcased in the eighth edition of the Film Bazaar Co-Production Market include two films from the US, two from Sri Lanka,  a film from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Norway, France, Germany, Singapore and United Kingdom and an IFP project which is selected through NFDC collaboration with Independent Filmmaker Project, USA.


  • Three and a Half- Produced by Mira Nair and directed by Sooni Taraporewala (USA)
  • Interpreter of Maladies – Produced and directed by Amitav Kaul (USA)
  • Minefield- Directed by Shiladitya Bora, the PVR Rare head and produced by the award winning Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage (Sri Lanka)
  • Womb – Directed by Nishantha Shanthadeva and produced and Rasitha Jinasenaby (Sri Lanka)
  • The Judgement- directed by Sabiha Sumar and produced by Sachithanandam Sathananthan (Pakistan)
  • Summer with Azita- directed by Fazila Amiri and produced by Paul Lee (Afghanistan)
  • Abomination- directed by Karan Shrestha and produced by Kshitiz Adhiraj (Nepal)
  • No Land’s Man -directed and produced by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki (Bangladesh)
  • Gilded Cage -directed and produced by Vijay Chandran (Singapore)
  • What Will People Say (Hva Vil Folk Si)- directed by Iram Haq’s and produced by  Maria Ekerhovd (Norway)
  • Goa directed by Jamie Mateus-Tique and produced by Luc Bossi (France)
  • Once Again- directed by Kanwal Sethi and produced by Holm Taddiken (Germany)
  • End Game directed by Geetha J and produced by Ian McDonald (United Kingdom)
  • Colony - Pulkit Datta (IFP Project)

The NFDC spokesperson says, “We are excited to have such diverse and interesting projects with a focus on South Asian stories in the Co-Production Market.  We also have a project from a country like Norway, which is participating for the first time.”

About Film Bazaar Co-Production Market:

Film Bazaar Co-Production Market is the first programme of its kind in South Asia to provide a platform for filmmakers with South Asian stories to make the right connections to get their projects financed.

Every year Film Bazaar’s Co-Production Market invites a select number of directors/producers to present their projects to co-producers, funders, distributors, sales agents and other financial partners from across the world.

FB Co-Production Market 2013 showcased 28 South Asian projects from across the globe including an Independent Filmmaker Project from USA.

For further information on NFDC Film Bazaar please log on to http://filmbazaarindia.com/programs/

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