Work In Progress Lab

“The WIP Lab films are keenly looked upon by international film festivals as the films that emerge from them have an accomplished final cut that is achieved with the guidance of experienced international mentors. NFDC Film Bazaar gives these films as much backing and support as possible. Many debut filmmakers whose film have begun their journeys from WIP Lab are now internationally recognised and respected filmmakers “

Objective

The WIP Lab gives selected filmmakers a chance to screen the rough cut of their films to an eminent panel of international advisors, which include a film festival director, a film critic, producers and editors.

Selected filmmakers receive comprehensive one-on one feedback on their films. The international editor assigned to the film then guides the Director and Editor of the selected film through multiple sessions of the Editing Lab. 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 for fiction features aiming for a theatrical release. A maximum of five films are selected for this Lab.

The Work-in-Progress Lab has been one of the highlights of the Film Bazaar over the years

Film Bazaar successfully conducted two online Labs during the Pandemic and returns this year with a hybrid version.

WIP Lab from 2019 and 2021 had a chance to pitch their trailers at Marche du Film at Cannes this May The films from the WIP Lab 2019, 2020 and 2021 have had incredible international journeys and include names like Pedro by Natesh Hegde, Shankar’s Fairies by Irfana Majumdar, Fire in the Mountains by Ajitpal Singh, Uljhan by Ashish Pant, Paka (River of Blood) by Nitin Lukose, Powai by Kuldip Patel, Shivamma by Jai Shankar, Ek Jagah Apni (A Space of Our Own) by Ektara Collective.

 

The WIP Lab is curated since 2011 by Film Programmer Deepti DCunha

This year the films selected for the WIP Lab are:

Meet the winners

The shortlisted submissions for the 75 Creative Minds for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) are

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Announcing Soon

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