18 projects chosen for Film Bazaar segment

Panaji, Oct 4 (IANS) Film Bazaar 2016 has selected 18 projects in languages like Persian, Manipuri, Sanskrit, Nepali, Hindi and English, for its main segment — the Co-Production Market, to be held in Goa in November.

The Co-Production Market will kickstart with Open Pitch where selected filmmakers will pitch their projects to a curated audience of national and international producers, financiers and sales agents.

Actress Renuka Shahane’s “Tribhanga”, “Insha’allah” by Geetu Mohandas, popular for her National Award-winning film “Liar’s Dice”, Devashish Makhija’s “Bhosle”, Mostafa Sarwar Farooki’s “A Foolish Man” (Bangladesh), Pratim Gupta’s “Ink”, Haobam Paban Kumar’s Manipuri film “Joseph’s Son”, Abinash Bikram Shah’s Nepali film “Season of Dragonflies” and one of the “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” writer Asad Hussain’s “The Return” are among the selected projects, read a statement.

Two animation projects Soumitra Ranade’s “Man From Kabul” and Ravi Shankar’s animation film in Sanskrit, “Punyakoti” have also made it to the list.

Film Bazaar is a platform created to encourage collaboration between the international and South Asian film fraternities. The market aims at facilitating the sales of world cinema in the region.

The 10th edition of Film Bazaar will be held from November 20-24 in Goa.



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