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23-November-2010 11:6 IST
National Film Bazaar Opens on the Sidelines of IFFI, 2010
The 4th edition of Film Bazaar India 2010 of the National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC) was inaugurated here today on the sidelines of IFFI, 2010. The annual film market is designed to address the current needs of filmmakers and focuses on creating business opportunities for production studios and independent producers/film makers. The idea behind Film Bazaar is to provide a proficient stage for prospective buyers & sellers of film rights from India & abroad. The 4-day Film Bazaar India’ 10 will be held from 23rd to 26th November at Goa Marriott Resort.

This year for the 1st time Film Bazaar will organize industry screenings for film makers to show case their films to potential producers, distributors, agents, buyers and representatives of international film festivals. The state-of-the-art screening facility will have multiple screens of 12-seater theatres and will be have Digital and 3D compatible projection to portray their work in its complete essence. This will also help the international buyers to make informed & quick decisions on the various projects they are interested in. The theatres have been set-up in collaboration with UFO Moviez.

With an aim to continue the age old tradition of improving trade relations between the SAARC nations, NFDC has invited projects from these countries this year. The objective behind this is to present a window for film makers from these countries to various buyers and sellers from all around the world. For the very first time film projects from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan & Sri Lanka will be part of Film Bazaar 2010.

The other highlights at the Bazaar this time include Masterclass with acclaimed Turkish – German filmmaker Fatih Akin (Introduction by Anurag Kashyap) and also a Screenwriters Lab where a 2 part screenwriters’ workshop for writing and selling original Indian screenplays will be held. The Co-production Market will offer selected filmmakers the opportunity to present their feature film projects to co-producers, bankers, sales agents, and other potential financiers from India and abroad. The Prime Exchange will initiate market exchange between India and Europe in the field of Film and TV Production. The Bazaar will also see Work in Progress Lab which is held for feature films at a rough cut stage, whose makers are seeking feedback from experienced film professionals to better understand how their work will be received by the international market and maximize the potential of these in film festivals and international markets and

In the Knowledge Series, NFDC presents case studies and presentations by industry experts. Leading Indian & international producers, distributors, buyers attending this year’s Film Bazaar include prominent international buyers and sales agents such as Farabi Foundation (Iran), Cinetic Rights Management (USA), Fortissimo Films (UK), The Yellow Affair (Finland), Rapid Eye Movies (Germany), Wide Management (France), Railto, (Netherland), Hanway Films (UK) and Wild Bunch (France).

Festival Directors & representatives from the leading international film festivals like Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Locarno Film Festival, Durban International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival & Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles will interact with the attendees of Film Bazaar.

Film Bazaar has grown and gained wide popularity since its inception in 2007. Last year, over 350 delegates from 22 countries had attended Film Bazaar.