Bollywood Film: Film Bazaar at IFFI inaugurated

Panaji, Nov 25 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS) Film Bazaar 2011, as part of the 42nd International Film Festival of India (IFFI)-2011, was inaugurated by the Minister of Information & Broadcasting Ambika Soni.

Film Bazaar, being held at Goa Marriott Resort from November 24-27, has started calling for entries for its new section ‘Market Recommendations’ that showcase films in need of gap finance, distribution partners and world sales.

Films included in this program will be presented to a select audience of festival programmers, distributors, world sales agents and film funds.

Filmmakers looking for gap finance for a project in stages of post-production, or a completed project in need of distribution partners and placement at key film festivals can submit their projects for consideration in this section.

Filmmakers are invited to submit their rough-cut feature, documentary films prior to ‘picture lock’ at the Work-In-Progress Lab where distinguished international film experts review the rough-cut, contribute significantly in the editing process and advise on the international positioning of the project in the market.

Film Bazaar is an annual film market organised by the National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) and is held alongside the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) at the Goa Marriott Resort.

The film market is designed to address the needs of filmmakers in the realms of production and distribution.

It is the only market of its kind in South Asia, a converging point for buyers and sellers of film rights from all over the world with specific focus on South Asian cinema.

Film Bazaar also aims at facilitating sales of world cinema in this region. Last year, Film Bazar saw 453 delegates from 37 countries.

Its international partners included Cinemart, (Rotterdam), Binger Filmlab (Netherlands), The Hubert Bals Fund (Rotterdam), Primehouse (Germany), Europa Cinemas, Locarno International Film Festival (Switzerland), SPAA (Screen Producers’ Association, Australia), Festival Scope, Screen International and Film Business Asia.

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