The 6th annual Film Bazaar organized by National Film Development Corporation Ltd. (NFDC) saw a splendid closing ceremony where Vipin Vijay for his film ‘Chavunilum, A Voice From Elsewhere’ and Indranil Roychowdhury for his film ‘Phoring’ won awards.
The Incredible India Award ceremony was graced by Parvez Dewan,Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Ms. Nina Lath Gupta, Managing Director, NFDC, Vishal Bhardwaj, Sudhir Mishra, Ashutosh Gowariker, Dibakar Banerjee, Sanjay Suri and Rajeev Masand. The day closed with an Incredible India – Cinemas of India glitzy party with a brilliant performance by British- Tamilian sensational singer Susheela Raman.
The four-day film market which was held between 21st- 24th of November 2012 at the Marriott Resort, Goa, saw participation of about 750 Delegates from over 32 countries had the opportunity to network with producers, filmmakers and distributors from across the world. Film Bazaar also promoted co-productions by facilitating collaborations among potential domestic and international partners.
Three promising projects at Film Bazaar 2012 found partners at the market;Mumbai’s Independent Movies has finalized the financing on Film Bazaar project Sunrise (Arunoday) following a deal with India’s Infinitum Productions to increase its funding for the film received finalization for funding for the film.
Guneet Monga of India’s Sikhya Entertainment and Giulia Achili of Italy’s Dugong Production have signed a deal at Film Bazaar to co-produce documentary An Indian Kiss based on a concept by Nandana Sen and Franco La Cecla.
Tulsea International, a Los Angeles and Mumbai based sales agent and talent management company has picked up International rights of Marathi film Masala, directed by Sandesh Kulkarni and produced by Arbhaat Films.
Vipin Vijay won the Incredible India Development award for his film Chavunilum, A Voice From Elsewhere, he was awarded a cash prize of Rs. 10,00,000/- (Ten Lakhs) andIndranil Roychowdhury won the Prasad Award for his film Phoring as part of the Work in Progress Lab, he was awarded support at DI colour correction stage.
Cinemart Rotterdam selected four promising producers Aditi Anand of Little Red Car, Vivek Gomber of Zoo Films, Anusha Rizwi of Third World Films, Nilesh Navlakha of Navlakha Arts and Holy Basil Combine from all sections of Film Bazaar to attend the Producers’ Lab held alongside Rotterdam International Film Festival.
NFDC Film Bazaar’s new partner; Dubai International Film Festival has selected a co-production Market project, Biscuit Dour (Biscuit Race) byMostofa Sarwar Farooki for the Dubai Film Market, which is held alongside the Dubai Film Festival.
Day 4 of Film Bazaar 2012 began with a presentation on VoD: Enabling Your Film to Find the Virtual Landscape by Phillip Hoffman, Video-on-Demand Consultant and Murtuza Kagalwala, Director, Contentino Entertainment - They shared valuable insights, challenges faced and analysis of how content owners can make the most of digital distribution platforms.
Storytelling in Hindi Cinema – Film Bazaar programmer Deepti D Cunha in conversation with author and producer Nasreen Munni Kabir.
An Afternoon at Film Bazaar with Rajeev Masand- saw Rajeev Masand in conversation with noted filmmakers Abhay Deol, Vishal Bhardwaj, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Sudhir Mishra and Ashutosh Gowariker.