NFDC-Film Bazar -Seven films selected in WIP,five are debutants"
A Meera Sahib
Film Bazaar Co-production Market , first of its kind in South Asia is run by NFDC (National Film Development Corporation). All set to launch the tenth edition from November 20-24, alongside the 47th International Film Festival of India (IFFI2016) in Panaji, Goa. The NFDC Film Bazaar will take place at the Marriott Resort, Goa .The Work in Progress (WIP) Lab is an editing lab, which gives an opportunity to filmmakers to present their projects in a rough-cut stage to a panel of international film experts for their feedback to reach and accomplish the final cut. Fivefilms have been selected this year out of 58 entries. In the past editions eminent film personalities served the panel including Derik Malcolm ,the renowned film critic.
The selected films for the present edition are "Bombay Rose" (Gitanjali Rao), "In The Shadows" (Dipesh Jain), "Nimmo" (Rahul Shanklya), "Once Again" (Kanwal Sethi), "The Bioscopewala" (Deb Medhekar), "The Gold-Laden Sheep & the Sacred Mountain" (Ridham Janve and "Pratibhasam" (Vipin Vijay).
Debutant director Dipesh Jain has cast acclaimed actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, Shahana Goswami, Neeraj Kabi in "In The Shadows"; while Rahul Shankiya, an assistant director on movies like "Tanu Weds Manu" and "Peepli Live", is making his directorial foray with "Nimmo".
The WIP Lab has helped the making of some award-winning films of recent times. These include Alankrita Shrivastava's "Lipstick Under My Burkha" Milind Dhaimade's "Tu Hai Mera Sunday", Kanu Behl's "Titli" and also Anand Gandhi's "Ship of Theseus".