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.

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