NFDC to hold co-production market during Goa Film Festival

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New Delhi, Sept 21 (UNI) With a view to promoting Indian Cinema, the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) will conduct a co-production market at Goa during the International Film Festival of India to be held there in November.

The co-production market aims to offer directors and producers an opportunity to present their feature film projects to co producers, bankers, funds, sales agents, distributors, TV stations and other potential financers from India and abroad.

The projects, which the producers and distributors of various languages will present at the market, will be in English language version.

The co-production market which will be part of the annual Film Bazar will be held from November 24 to 26.

Entry in the market would be by invitation only and a maximum of 15 projects would be pre-selected for the same.

NFDC will set up meetings by the organizers between the presenters of the selected projects and the industry delegates. The deadline for submitting a project to NFDC is September 28.

The main criterias for selection are the viability and quality of the project submitted and the demonstrable talent of the directors and or producers.

The project can be in all stages of production, from script to rough cut but they have to be new or recent in their nature. The projects should have the potential of an international market.

Directors or producers should submit a complete screenplay along with their application for the same.

There is no entry fee for applications and none of the submitted materials will be returned to the sender. Once a project has been selected, one representative from the respective project would be present during all the three days of the market.

Projects can be submitted along with 1-2 pages of synopsis in English and a brief treatment of the story of 8-10 pages in English, budget outline and finance plan and a DVD/VHS of previous work.

For projects, which are in different stages of progress two production stills and a DVD/HS with material already shot will have to be submitted.

UNI

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