Mumbai: National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) announces the 32 finalists of the Co-Production Market to be held during Film Bazaar in Goa from November 20-24, 2014.
The 32 finalists in the Co-production Market, hoping to attract funding and distribution from potential co-producers, distributors and sales agents from across the globe, include 18 projects from India and 14 from overseas.
Three and a Half, to be produced by Mira Nair and directed by Sooni Taraporewala, Amitav Kaul’s, Interpreter Of Maladies, based on Pulitzer prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri’s short story and a film by highly acclaimed director from Pakistan, Sabiha Sumar (of Khamosh Pani fame) are among the finalists~
Among the 18 Indian finalists, six are from the Screenwriters Lab 2014:
· By/Two – Directed by Devashish Makheja and produced by Dutta Dave
· The School – Directed by Suchita Bhhatia and produced by Vivek Kajaria
· Blossoms (Pallavi)- Directed and produced by Nila Madhab Panda
· Nuclear Hearts – Directed by Bornila Chatterjee and produced by Tanaji Dasgupta
· Seven (Saat)- Directed by Ashish Bende and produced by Suhrud Godbole
· Medium Spicy – Directed by Mohit Takalkar and produced by Nikhil Mahajan
· The Invisible One – Directed by Amit Datta and produced by Anjali Panjabi
· Ashwathama – Directed by Puspendra Singh. and produced by Sanjay Gulati
· Rainbow – Directed by Shona Urvashi and produced by Raman Lamba
· Overcoat – Directed by Abhijeet Singh Parmar and produced by Rishebh Batnagar
· Mantra- Directed by Nicholas Kharkongor and produced by Rajat Kapoor
· The Indian Prisoner – Directed and produced by Shashwati Talukdar
· The Boyfriend – Vidur Nauriyal and Ashim Ahluwalia
· Winter- Aamir Bashir
· Char Log Kya Kahenge – Hitesh Bhatia
· Flow – Vandana Kohli
· All about Her – Ruchi Joshi
· The Sunset Club – Karan Tejpal
The 14 international projects to be showcased in the eighth edition of the Film Bazaar Co-Production Market include two films from the US, two from Sri Lanka, a film from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Norway, France, Germany, Singapore and United Kingdom and an IFP project which is selected through NFDC collaboration with Independent Filmmaker Project, USA.
Three and a Half- Produced by Mira Nair and directed by Sooni Taraporewala (USA)
Interpreter of Maladies – Produced and directed by Amitav Kaul (USA)
Minefield- Directed by Shiladitya Bora, the PVR Rare head and produced by the award winning Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage (Sri Lanka)
Womb – Directed by Nishantha Shanthadeva and produced and Rasitha Jinasenaby (Sri Lanka)
The Judgement- directed by Sabiha Sumar and produced by Sachithanandam Sathananthan (Pakistan)
Summer with Azita- directed by Fazila Amiri and produced by Paul Lee (Afghanistan)
Abomination- directed by Karan Shrestha and produced by Kshitiz Adhiraj (Nepal)
No Land’s Man -directed and produced by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki (Bangladesh)
Gilded Cage -directed and produced by Vijay Chandran (Singapore)
What Will People Say (Hva Vil Folk Si)- directed by Iram Haq’s and produced by Maria Ekerhovd (Norway)
Goa directed by Jamie Mateus-Tique and produced by Luc Bossi (France)
Once Again- directed by Kanwal Sethi and produced by Holm Taddiken (Germany)
End Game directed by Geetha J and produced by Ian McDonald (United Kingdom)
Colony – Pulkit Datta (IFP Project)
The NFDC spokesperson says, “We are excited to have such diverse and interesting projects with a focus on South Asian stories in the Co-Production Market. We also have a project from a country like Norway, which is participating for the first time.”
About Film Bazaar Co-Production Market:
Film Bazaar Co-Production Market is the first programme of its kind in South Asia to provide a platform for filmmakers with South Asian stories to make the right connections to get their projects financed.
Every year Film Bazaar’s Co-Production Market invites a select number of directors/producers to present their projects to co-producers, funders, distributors, sales agents and other financial partners from across the world.
FB Co-Production Market 2013 showcased 28 South Asian projects from across the globe including an Independent Filmmaker Project from USA.