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Tu Hai Mera Sunday :Treats @ Film Bazaar 2015

Treats @ Film Bazaar 2015

Many New Elements At NFDC Film Bazaar 2015
Film Bazaar, organised by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), is all set to be held from November 20-24, 2015 in Goa. A full-fledged film market and the only one of its kind in South Asia, Film Bazaar is a converging point for buyers and sellers of film rights from all over the world.First held in 2007 with a focus on discovering, supporting and showcasing South Asian content and talent in filmmaking, production and distribution, Film Bazaar has evolved into South Asia’s truly global film market. Having witnessed increased South Asian and international participation with every edition, this year it is bound to be bigger, especially with new additions in various sections and reformations.
Making India A Shooting-Friendly Destination
As part of its objective of promoting India as a destination to shoot films, and thereby boost both the film and tourism sectors, NFDC is conducting a workshop and organising Film Offices at Film Bazaar this year. In addition, it will also host a symposium on Film Tourism.
Film Offices
This is the second year that Film Offices will be a part of Film Bazaar. Film Office is allotted to an official country or state film commissions or tourism boards, to ensure information from the right source. It offers as a platform to showcase locations and incentives offered by various film commissions and film tourism boards.
NFDC is setting up one-on-one meetings for film offices with filmmakers to ensure greater exposure and greater access to locations and it gives filmmakers a wide choice of destination for shooting their films. Some participating states this year are Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Daman and Diu, West Bengal, Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagri, Mumbai
Film Symposium
This symposium will give a road map to the film facilitation office, which will be housed in NFDC, regarding the direction to be taken to make permissions for filming in India easier and therefore position India as an attractive destination to the international film community.
Travel Sessions At The NFDC Knowledge Series
Noted filmmakers will be sharing their experience shooting in particular states of India and other countries as part of the NFDC Knowledge Series at Film Bazaar. Among them are Anurag Basu on Chhattisgarh, Shoojit Sircar on Gujarat, Rohan Sippy on Maharashtra and Prakash Jha on Madhya Pradesh.
Some celebrities attending NFDC Film Bazaar 2015 are:
  • AR Rahman
  • Anurag Kashyap
  • Rajkumar Hirani
  • Prakash Jha
  • Vishal Bhardwaj
  • Kabir Khan
  • Shoojit Sircar
  • Vikas Bahl
  • Sudhir Mishra
  • Remo D’Souza
  • Ramesh Sippy
  • Rohan Sippy
  • Anubhav Sinha
Some top international and Indian buyers attending Film Bazaar 2015 are:
International Buyers
  • Remi Burah – Arte France
  • Angel An - Samuel Goldwyn
  • Nancy Gerstman - Zeitgeist Films
  • Nasreen Kabir - Hyphen Films
Festival Directors
  • Christian Jeune - Cannes Film Festival
  • Marco Mueller - Beijing Film Festival
  • Paolo Bertolin
  • Charles Tesson
Distributors/Sales agents
  • Michael Werner - Fortissimo
  • Scott Veltri - Magnolia Pictures
  • Anjay Nagpal - SVP, Focus Features
  • Marc Bachet - ASAP Films
  • Benny Drechsel - Rohfilm
Indian Studios
  • Zee Studios
  • Eros International Media
  • Dar Media
  • Amazon
  • Shree Venkatesh Films
  • Holy Basil
  • Essel Entertainment
  • Venkatesh Films
  • Idyabooster
  • GCS Group of Companies
  • Crawling Angel Films
  • Kahwa Entertainment
  • Drishyam Films
  • Little Red Car Films
  • Ishka Films
  • Indian Film Studios
  • Eros International
  • PVR Pictures
International government bodies attending Film Bazaar
  • Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation
  • Film Commission Poland
  • Ontario Media Development Corporation, Canada (OMDC)
  • The Financing Forum for Kids Content, Denmark
  • Medienboard, Germany
1. Co-production Market
  • Nineteen projects have been selected to participate in the Co-Production Market 2015, including one invited project from IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project). Films that have made the cut are Bombay Rose (Hindi), directed by Gitanjali Rao; Pirates (Hindi), directed by Raj Rishi More; Newton (Hindi), directed by Amit V Masurkar and produced by Manish Mundhra, Films; DrishyamManto (Urdu/Hindi), directed by Nandita Das and produced by Chhoti Production Company; Agra (Hindi), directed by Kanu Behl and produced by UFO Films;A Goat’s Life (Malayalam, Hindi, Arabic), directed by  Fahad Mustafa and produced by Globalistan Films; Unread Pages (Assamese, English), directed and produced by Jahnu Barua; Aasai Mugam (Tamil), directed by Arun Karthick and produced by  Prabhu Ramasamy, Dream Warrior Pictures; Bhavarth (Konkani, Portuguese), directed by Laxmikant Shetgaonkar and produced by Entertainment network of Goa; Children of the Sun(Sinhala), directed and produced by Prasanna Vithanage; Dhaar (Hindi, English), directed and produced by Salil Jason Fernandez; Meeting the Sumdees (English, Urdu), directed by Michael McNamara and produced by Markham Street Films; Memories and My Mother (Bengali), directed by Aditya Vikram Sengupta and produced by Vikram Mohinta, Jonaki Bhattacharya – For Films; Nigudha Manushyaru (Kannada), directed by M S Prakash Babu and produced by Bayalu Chitra Productions; Sandhya (Marathi, Hindi), directed by Mukti Krishnan and produced by 7Seas Films, Ravi Kambhoj; The Poacher (Hindi, Bengali, English), directed by Suman Ghosh and produced by Colin Burrows, Beautiful Bay Entertainment; The Sweet Requeim (Tibetan), directed by Ritu Sarin and produced by White Crane Films; Unromantic Woman (English, Hindi), directed by Joan Carr-Wiggin, and produced by David Gordian, Paragraph Pictures Inc.
Past success stories: Some notable films that were represented at the Co-Production Market over the years are Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court, Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus, Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely, Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni’s Deool and Highway, and Mostofa Farooki’s Television
2. Work In Progress Labs
Film Bazaar announces the 11 projects under its Work in Progress (WIP) Lab, six in the WIP Fiction category and five in the WIP Documentary category.
The six projects in WIP Fiction are:
  1. Gurgaon by Shankar Raman (Hindi)
  2. I’ Pad by Amit Rai (Hindi)
  3. Juje by Miransha Naik (Konkani)
  4. Lipstick Under My Burkha by Alankrita Shrivastava (Hindi)
  5. Nongmei (Gun) by Haobam Paban Kumar (Manipuri)
  6. Tu Hai Mera Sunday (You Are My Sunday) by Milind Dhaimade (Hindi/English/Konkani)
The five projects in WIP Documentary are:
  1. Burqa Boxers by Alka Raghuram (Bangla/Hindi)
  2. Machines by Rahul Jain (English/Hindi)
  3. Raghu Rai: An Unframed Portrait by Avani Rai (Hindi)
  4. Snake Dancers of the Thar – Romani Kalbeliya Gypsy Trail by Dinkar Rao (English/Hindi)
  5. The Marriage Brokers by Smriti Mundhra & Sarita Khurana (Hindi/English/Marathi/Kannada/Marwari)
Past success stories: Since the inception of the Work in Progress Lab, most of the films that have been through this lab have premiered at leading international films festivals while some have enjoyed a successful theatrical run. These include Kanu Behl’s Titli (Cannes Film Festival 2014), Shonali Bose’s Margarita, With A Straw (Toronto International Film Festival 2014) Avinash Arun’s Killa (Berlinale 2014), Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely (Cannes Film Festival 2012), Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus (Toronto International Film Festival, 2012), Sange Dorjee Thangdok’s Crossing Bridges, Gyan Correa’s The Good Road and Ajay Bahl’s BA Pass,among others.
3. Film Bazaar Recommends – FBR
Film Bazaar Recommends 32 film projects including 22 features and 10 documentaries in 2015. The 32 films which were selected from 156 projects (features, shorts, documentaries) this year are: Autohead, Black is Beautiful, Burqa Boxers, Cecilia, Cinemawala, Dadayakkaraya, Fireflies in the Abyss, G – A Wanton Heart, Ghoomketu, Haanduk, “I” Pad, Juje, Lipstick Under My Burkha, Ludo, Lyari Notes, Machines, Mantra, Moh Maya Money, Mor Mann Ke Bharam, Nila, Nongmei, Ozhivudivasathe Kali, Raghu Rai: An Unframed Portrait, Rangaa Patangaa, Right Forward, The Head Hunter, The Marriage Brokers, The Threshold, The Violin Player, Train Chaar Baje ki Hai, Tu Hai Mera Sunday and Chidiya



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