Bigger and better Film Bazaar at Goa IFFI this year

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New Delhi, Sept 22 (UNI) The Film Bazaar, organised by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) every year on the sidelines of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa, will be ''bigger and better'' this year.

The Bazaar, to be held at Marriott Resort from November 26 to 29, aims at creating opportunities for networking and business for producers, filmmakers and distributors from across the world.

This year a new feature the 'Work-in-progress Lab' will be an added attraction for the filmmakers. In the Lab, they can screen rough cuts or assembly edit of their films which are in the making to a panel of eminent filmmakers and critics and benefit from their feedback and suggestions.

Among others things, the Bazaar will provide an interactive platform to promote co-production market by facilitating collaboration among potential domestic and international partners.

Fifteen pre-selected film projects and ten documentary projects, a new feature to be introduced this year, will be presented at the Bazaar.

In addition, a screenwriting workshop will be organized by Binger Filmlab, an Amsterdam-based international feature film development centre under the mentorship of global filmmakers to promote Indian talents.

A Film Conclave will also be held in association with 'Screen International' to conduct panel discussion and round tables on global trends in the industry and scope of partnering with India.

Leading international sales agencies as well as notable producers whose work has won them critics' acclaim and commercial success in the past will be attending the Film Bazaar as guests. There will be a Business Lounge open throughout the day for the meeting, video screening etc, in order to enhance collaboration in the field of co-production and distribution.

Registration for the Film Bazaar is now open online on NFDC's website i.e. www.nfdcindia.com.

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