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NFDC Film Bazaar Recommends 32 films to watch out this year from the 202 entries received in the Viewing Room


NFDC Film Bazaar Recommends 32 films to watch out this year from the 202 entries received in the Viewing Room

~32 FBR films including 5 feature docus and 27 fiction features in 14 languages will pitch their trailers in the ‘Investor’s Pitch’ held on 22nd and 23rd November~

 ~6 rare language films in the Viewing Room, including 3 rare language FBR Films~

Amit V Masurkar’s NewtonIdgah starring Shabana Azmi,  Anand L Rai produced Nimmo starring Anjali Patil, Mehsampur by Kabir Chowdhry, RinkuKalsy’s docu-feature Wayfare to the Night, The Bioscopewala by Deb Medhekar, Sexy Durga by Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, Lathe Joshi by Mangesh Joshi, among the FBR films~

 Mumbai, November 14, 2016: The 10th edition of NFDC Film Bazaar, starting from November 20th to 24th 2016, is a development bazaar created exclusively to encourage collaboration between the international and South Asian film fraternity. In its ninth edition this year, Film Bazaar is focused on discovering, supporting and showcasing South Asian content and talent, in the realm of filmmaking, production and distribution.

The Film Bazaar Recommends 32 films out of 164-feature length films (131 fiction features and 33 documentaries) submitted to the Viewing Room this year.

The Film Bazaar Recommends 32 films include 5 feature length documentaries and 27 fiction features in 14 languages (including Hindi, English, Malayalam, Arabic, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Nepali, Sinhalese, Tamil, Assamese, Dari, Pahadi and Japanese) that one can look forward to in 2017.

This year Viewing Room has received films in 6 rare language films (including 3 rare language FBR Films) in Film Bazaar. The 6 rare languages are The Gold-Laden Sheep & The Sacred Mountain in Pahadi, The Bioscopewala in Dari, Sonar Baran Pakhi in Rajbangshi,Dongar Dei Paribi Naahin in Kui, Kho Ki Pa Lu in Chokri, and River Song in Shertukpen. There is also a silent film, The East Wind submitted to the Viewing Room.

The 32 FBR filmmakers will pitch their trailers at the ‘Investor’s Pitch’ held on 22nd and 23rd November.

The films submitted in Viewing Room are either just completed or still in progress, to be completed in 2017. Almost a 100 films presented at the Viewing Room are awaiting a world premiere and 60 are still in progress. Many of these films are looking for world sales agents, film festivals, buyers and distributors and also gap financing through co-producers and investors.

 Viewing Room (VR) – 202 films in 19 different languages 

Maximum numbers of films submitted in the last decade of Film Bazaar

 202 films in 19 different languages are presented in the Viewing Room reflecting the exciting diversity of South Asia as a cinema-producing region. In 2015, a total of 156 films were presented in the ‘Viewing Room’.

202 films in VR include 164-feature length films (131 fiction features and 33 documentaries) and 38 short films.The film bazaar is also giving a platform to a record number of over a 100 debut directors, thus is the largest showcase of fresh budding directorial talent from South Asia. There are also 38 short films, with duration under 60 minutes, which are available to watch in the Viewing Room.but of the 32 FBR films, 4 films are also selected in the WIP Lab. These are Nimmo by Rahul Shanklya, Once Again by KanwalSethi, The Bioscopewala by Deb Medhekar and The Gold-Laden Sheep & the Sacred Mountain by RidhamJanve


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