Selected Project 2012
The following projects have been selected for the Work-in-Progress Lab, 2012:
Bhacraa (The Divine Goat)
Director – Janaki Vishwanathan
Director – Sange Dorjee Thongdok
Director – Abhineet Gogne
Director – Indranil Roychowdhury
Director – Rahi Anil Barve
The Film Bazaar Work-In-Progress Lab gives 5 filmmakers a chance to have their rough-cut feature length films viewed by an eminent panel of international advisors. These advisors have a one-on-one discussion with the filmmaker with an intention to help the filmmaker achieve an accomplished final cut of the film.
Among the five projects presented at the Lab this year one will bag the award for DI process in one of the country's sought after EFX organization. Prasad Labs will join us at Film Bazaar and present the DI Award for 2012's Best Work-in-Progress Lab Project.
Lab Mentors at FB 2011 included distinguished film historian and critic, Derek Malcom, Head of the Israel Film Fund, Katriel Schory and Chris Paton of Fortissimo Films.
The Mentors for the Work-in-Progress Lab 2012 are -
Chris Paton is the Senior Vice President of Acquisition & Development at Fortissimo Films, an international film sale organisation specialising in the presentation, promotion and distribution of unique, award winning and innovative feature films from independent filmmakers from all over the world.
Paton previously served as the Vice Chairman at DDA Public Relations, the premier independent international entertainment public relations company. He has over 20 years experience of working on films during production, festival premieres and international release campaigns, and of representing film festivals, including Venice, Turin, Hong Kong, Rotterdam and Dubai for which he continues to provide press and publicity consultancy.
Sudhir Mishra is a renowned Indian film director & screenwriter of critically acclaimed films for which he has won many awards.
Sudhir started his career as an assistant director and scriptwriter in Kundan Shah's comedy classic Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron and later worked with Saeed Akhtar Mirza in Mohan Joshi Hazir Ho! and Vidhu Vinod Chopra in Khamosh.
He made his directorial debut with the film, Yeh Woh Manzil To Nahin which won the National Award for the Best First Film of a Director. He went on to make Main Zinda Hoon, Dharavi, Iss Raat Ki Subah Nahin and Chameli. These were followed by critically acclaimed Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Khoya Khoya Chand and Yeh Saali Zindagi.
Philippa Campbell has produced features, shorts, and documentary films. These include the acclaimed Rain, No.2 and Black Sheep which have screened in, among others, Cannes, Toronto and Sundance. She began her career as a professional actress and theatre director, moved into television as script editor and writer. Her slate includes New Zealand-Uk and New Zealand-China co-productions and a number of NZ features. Alongwith producing, Philippa works extensively as a developer and script consultant including New Zealand Film Commission initiatives and workshops.
Rules | Regulations
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
"The mentors Derek Malcolm, Chris Patton and Katriel Schory guided me in shaping up the film. Katriel has been recommending the film to festivals.The lab gave tremendous exposure to the film and myself. In few days I personally got to know the top festival directors/curators/sales agents. A film maker trying to make a mark in world cinema, just can not miss Film Baazar!"
Manjeet Singh, Director of Mumbai Cha Raja which was part of the Work-in-Progress Lab in 2011.
"The NFDC Work in progress lab is a great platform for filmmakers to gain exposure of the festival environment, to interact with eminent film personalities and what is more, be mentored by them and gain from their lifetime of experience and a truly global perspective. I was lucky that B.A.Pass was chosen to be a part the Work in progress lab and it is a much better film because of that."
Ajay Bahl, Director of B. A. Pass which was part of the Work-in-Progress Lab in 2011
"Film Bazaar is an amazingly programmed event that links international sales agents, festival curators and potential financiers to some of the more interesting filmmakers working in India today. As an independent director/ producer operating largely outside of a corporate structure, Film Bazaar played a key role during the completion of my film Miss Lovely. More importantly, it's by the sea and the parties are good, making it essential."
Ashim Ahluwalia, Director of Miss Lovely which was part of the Work-in-Progress Lab in 2011
- The Viewing Room is open to all films from India & South Asia.
- This section is only open to feature length films of any genre (fiction & non-fiction)
- The film to be submitted should be in their rough cut stage or just before final edit. All or a large part of the principal photography must be complete, but not the entire post-production.
Specific Conditions –
- There is a mandatory application fee of INR 2,000/- for Work-In-Progress Lab which is non-refundable.
- A total of 5 films are selected for the Work-in-Progress Lab. The decision of the Film Bazaar will be final.
- A film which has applied to the Work-In-Progress Lab and not been selected can be showcased in the Viewing Room if the applicant is seeking finishing funds, distribution or film festivals for the film, without any additional application fee.
- The Director of the selected film will be provided accommodation and free registration to the Film Bazaar to attend the Work-In-Progress Lab. This is applicable for one person only (the Director). In the case that the Director cannot attend the Film Bazaar, the film will be disqualified from the Work-In-Progress Lab and another project will be selected in its place. The Producer or Editor of the film cannot attend the Work-In-Progress Lab in place of the Director.
- A rough cut or rough assembly of the entire film (or a majority of it, but not a trailer) should be brought along by the applicant at the selection screening (which would be intimated separately).
- Film Bazaar Work-in-Progress Lab requires the usage of the Film Bazaar logo in the credits of the film, poster and all publicity material once finalized. Appropriate resolution logo will be provided
- Applicant will inform Film Bazaar organizers of all further developments on the film following the work-in-progress lab.
- A filmmaker can choose to submit a film in both sections – Viewing Room and Work-in-Progress. (for more information on this, Please read the Rules | Regulations)
Please refer to Rules | Regulations for Guidelines on filling the Application Form as well as Submission of Materials. An incomplete application will not be considered a successful submission. Application form as well as other requirements to be submitted by email and in Soft Copy only. Please do not send any hard copy documents along with the DVD Screener
- A Completed Application form along with the Payment of the Application fee latest by October 17, 2012. Application form is to be downloaded and completed and sent in soft copy PDF format by email.
- An Email stating the following –
Email subject – ‘[Original Film Title] - Application form for Viewing Room - Film Bazaar 2012.
Email body – Must contain details of application fee payment (Please refer to Application fee details in Rules | Regulations )
- A rough-cut or rough assembly of the entire film (or a majority of it, but not a trailer) should be submitted on a DVD to the NFDC offices by October 10, 2012. This DVD must have English Subtitles wherever applicable.
Please mention the Original Title of Film and Name of Director on the DVD.
- The Following requirements should be sent in a soft copy as an attachment (word document) along with the Completed Application PDF by email
- Synopsis of the film (150 words maximum)
- List of Cast and Crew
- Director’s note or statement on the film (100 words maximum)
- Biography of the director (100 words maximum)
- Filmography of the director (100 words maximum)
- Details of Producer/Production company (100 words maximum)
- Filmography of the Producer (100 words maximum)
- Two or more stills from the film
- Latest photograph of the director
- Note: Photographs being sent digitally should be 300dpi resolution, TIFF (preferred) or JPEG.
- Posters (in soft copy) - if available
For any further queries, please read the Rules | Regulations document carefully as well as the FAQs.
If you find that your questions are still unanswered after reading the documents, please write to us at email@example.com. You may also submit your complete applications to the same email address.
No queries regarding Viewing Room and Work-in-Progress Lab will be answered on the phone.
Deepti DCunha is the consultant for Viewing Room for Film Bazaar 2012.