The 10th edition of NFDC Film Bazaar promises to be memorable in more ways than one. A veritable milestone in the platform’s journey, this edition has scaled new heights with an overwhelming response across the various segments of the Bazaar; a true celebration of the various aspects of cinema.
This year, NFDC have 100 debuts in the Viewing Room, 50 films in the Producers’ Lab, 40 films in the Industry Screenings, and a special focus on Virtual Reality technology, with a special Sidebar dedicated to it as a part of the Knowledge Series. Rare language films also get a nod with 6 films in the Viewing Room this year.
The 10th Edition of Film Bazaar takes place from 20-24 November 2016 at the Marriott Resort in Goa, India, and these are the segment-wise highlights of Film Bazaar 2016 to keep an eye out for:
Indian celebrities who will be attending NFDC Film Bazaar 2016 include the likes of Imtiaz Ali, Vishal Bharadwaj, Shoojit Sircar, Anand L Rai, Rohan Sippy, Ramesh Sippy, Prakash Jha, Anubhav Sinha, Javed Akhtar, Shabana Azmi, Tannishtha Chatterjee and Sudhir Mishra, to name just a few.
Renowned festival organisers attending the Bazaar this year include Paolo Bertolin, Venice International Film Festival (Italy), Charles Tesson, Semaine De La Critique (France, Cannes Film Festival, Cary Rajinder Sawhney, BFI, London Film Festival (UK), and Kim Young Woo, Busan International Film Festival (South Korea).
Buyers and distributors from around the world are going to be present, including Anjay Nagpal – Focus Features (USA), Marie-Pierre Valle – Wild Bunch (France), Jakub Duszynski – Gutek Film (Poland) and Nasreen Kabir, Huphen Films (UK).
International Producers include Sunmin PARK, Producer, Max Media (Thithi) and Remi BURAH, Producer, Arte France Cinema, France.
Film Funds include Julien EZANNO, Film Fund, Centre National Du Cinema Et De L’Image Animee – CNC, Bas VAN DER REE, Film Commission, Netherlands Film Fund – Film Commission and Monique Ruinen, Film Fund, Netherlands Film Fund.
Important Indian Studios at the Bazaar include Disney India, Saregama India Ltd., Drishyam Films, Cinestaan Film Company, Zee Studios – Excel Vision, Eros International, Phantom Films, Amazon, Hotstar, Viacom 18 (Rishtey Cineplex), Tata Sky and Yupp TV.