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Film Bazaar

IFFI makes a comeback this year for its 53rd edition, from 20th-28th November in Goa. Like every year, this year too we’re looking forward to celebrating the joy of cinema at the intersection of creativity and cultures.

Film Bazaar is the largest South Asian film market. It encourages creative and financial collaboration between the South Asian and International film communities.

Created and organized by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), Film Bazaar has evolved into South Asia’s global film market from its humble beginnings in 2007. Every edition witnesses increased national and international participation. Over the years, films such as Lunch Box, Margarita With A Straw, Chauthi Koot, Qissa, Ship of Theseus, Titli, Court, Anhe Ghode Da Daan, Miss Lovely, Dum Lagake Haisha, Liar’s Dice and Thithi have been through one or more program of the Bazaar.

Over the course of five days, Film Bazaar becomes the converging point for film buyers and sellers from all over the world. The focus is on discovering, supporting and showcasing South Asian content and talent in filmmaking, production and distribution. The Bazaar also facilitates the sales of world cinema in the South Asian region.

 

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Co-Production Market

The Co-Production Market is a platform for curated projects with South Asian themes to find financial and artistic support.

Every year, filmmakers with projects selected for the Market get numerous avenues to connect with Indian and international producers, distributors, sales agents and financiers active in the field of co-production.

Work In Progress Lab

The Work-in-Progress Lab gives selected filmmakers a chance to screen the rough cut of their film to an eminent panel of international advisors, which include a film festival director, film critic, producers and editors. These advisors provide valuable feedback on the edit with the aim of helping the filmmaker achieve an accomplished final cut of the film. The Work-in-Progress Lab is open only to fiction features in the rough cut. A maximum of five films are selected for this Lab each year. The Director and Editor of the selected film screen their rough cuts to the panel of advisors and receive an intense one-on-one feedback. The international editor assigned to the film then guides the Director and Editor of the selected film through two sessions of the Editing Lab.

Since its inception in 2008, the Work-in-Progress Lab has moulded films which have gone on to premiere at top international film festivals and receive critical acclaim.

Viewing Room

The Viewing Room presents films from India and South Asia, which are recently completed or still in post-production, at the Film Bazaar. These films are looking for film festivals, world sales, distribution partners and also finishing funds.

Viewing Room connects Sellers (filmmakers) with Buyers (film programmers, distributors, world sales agents and investors) from around the world. Buyers are able to watch the films, access details about the films as well as contact the filmmakers through the specially designed Viewing Room Software. This is a highly restricted zone with the aim of making it a safe space for filmmakers who submit their unreleased films.

To create a more user-friendly experience, buyers can choose to view the films / film clips on the basis of parameters like duration, language, stage of completion, type and festival history, among others. The details of the films are compiled into the Viewing Room catalogue that is distributed to all the registered delegates at the Market and is available on the website, post Film Bazaar.

Market Screenings

Market Screenings (previously known as Industry Screenings) provides a space for filmmakers to showcase their film to sales agents, distributors, producers and festival programmers from around the world.

Book Adaptation

This year, for the first time, Film Bazaar introduces a programme on Book Adaptation where top publishers from India will pitch a selection of their books to the internationally renowned producers, representatives of OTT platforms, sales agents and distributors from around the world attending the market. The publishing companies participating in this programme will select a list of books that they feel are most appropriate for adaptation for screen. The books presented should either be written in English or have a translation in English if it is in any other language. The books can either be best-selling or newly published novels. The only condition is that the publisher should be the film rights holder of the novel.

The pitching session will be moderated and the respective publishers will be introduced to the market. After the session, the publishers and the producers, sales agents, representatives of OTT platforms and the distributors will get a chance to meet each other at a Matchmaking session on the next day.

NFDC Screenwriters’ Lab

The NFDC Screenwriters’ Lab is an annual programme that offers screenwriters the opportunity to experiment with and explore their screenplays under the mentorship of acclaimed international script and industry experts.

Held in collaboration with Film Bazaar, the lab also introduces participants to global industry norms and practices. Additionally, the lab trains the participants to pitch and present their projects to domestic and international producers and investors.

Producers’ Workshop

The Producers’ Workshop is an extensive five-day, closed-door program designed to cover all aspects to mobilize a film project for producers, entrepreneurs and filmmakers. The program is ideal for delegates/participants who have a potential project.

Over the course of the workshop, key industry professionals and domain experts from across the globe will share their knowledge and insights on different facets of producing films such as development, pitching, funding, budgeting, film markets, rights management & distribution.

NFDC Knowledge Series

The Knowledge Series consists of specially curated presentations, lectures and panel discussions with key decision makers and market drivers of the film industry.

Over multiple sessions during the four days of Film Bazaar, the Knowledge Series covers a wide range of topics including (but not limited to) the evolution of content through changing socio–economic structures, expanding genres, conventional and innovative platforms of distribution, various emerging co-production possibilities, international collaborations and treaties, and the art of navigating various film festivals and markets.

Among the speakers are business unit heads of major media corporations (studios/producers/distributors etc.), top executives of organisations connected with

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Film bazaar adds scale to its market

53rd edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), which is held in Goa from November 20-28, 2022, celebrates the excellence in cinema as well as creates a collaborative ecosystem for the Industry to go global through its Film Market, popularly known as Film Bazaar. Film Bazaar is held over five days where the focus is on discovering, supporting and showcasing South Asian content and talent in film making, production and distribution for collaborations with international film fraternity. Film Bazaar is the largest South Asian Film Market and takes place from November 20-24.

In commemoration of India’s 75 Years of Independence, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, this year’s edition of IFFI aims to promote India as a global content hub. Film Bazaar will therefore play host to Countries from across the world, including those who have a bilateral treaty with India on Co-productions. For the first time, the Market Area for Film Offices, which hosts State Government and promotes their locations will also include the Pavilions for Countries, States as well as Private Organizations.

Highlights of Film Bazaar

Work In Progress Labs

Screenwriters Lab (SWL)

CPM

Book Adaptation

Ticket Bookings for the Screening of Films during the 53rd International Film Festival of India are closed.

Delegate, Media and Student Registrations for the 53rd International Film Festival of India are closed.