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Friday, August 31, 2018

NFDC Film Bazaar and Dharamshala film festival 2018 call for entries

NFDC Film Bazaar 2018 is calling for entries for the Viewing Room and the Work-in-Progress (WIP) Lab.The Film Bazaar will be held from November 20-24, 2018 at the Goa Marriott Resort.The last date for submission of completed applications is September 14, 2018. Feature-length fiction films of any genre in the rough-cut stage are invited to apply to the editing mentorship progam, WIP lab. Up to five projects in their rough-cut stage will be selected to be presented to a panel of international film experts which include a film festival director, producers, world sales agent and an editor.

In previous years, mentors have included Senior Film Critic and Film Historian, Derek Malcolm, Festival Director of IFFA Macau, Marco Müller, and acclaimed film and TV producer, Philippa Campbell. (She produced Jane Campion's television mini-series Top of the Lake, which won two Golden Globe Awards, and an Emmy, among other awards)

The Viewing Room (VR) is for films of all genres (Fiction/Documentary/Animation/ Shorts) and lengths seeking finishing funds, festival placement and world sales. It is open to films of all genres and lengths (fiction/documentary) in rough or final cut stage. Here, films are viewed on individual computer terminals in private booths via a specially designed software which allows the users to contact the director or producer of the film via email.

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. These include Raam Reddy’s Thithi, Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s Nil Battey Sannata, Kanu Behl’s Titli, Avinash Arun’s Killa, Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely, Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus, Ajay Bahl’s BA Pass, Ere Gowda’s Balekampa, Alankrita Shrivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha, Dipesh Jain’s Gali Guleiyan.

For application form and more details, visit  Email:

The 7th edition of Dharamshala International Film Festival (DIFF) in association with the Paddy and Joan Leigh Fermor Arts Fund, has launched the Dharamshala PJLF Editing Workshop 2018. The workshop will give two teams of Director and Editor the chance to screen their film, receive feedback from film professionals and have two follow-up sessions working with Editing Mentors in Dharamshala for seven days from October 29 to November 4.

The workshop will be mentored by  renowned editor Jacques Comets of the French National Film School, La Femis; Artistic Director of the International Film Festival of Kerala Bina Paul; and producer/ script/editing mentor Olivia Stewart.

A Selection Committee comprising Bina Paul and filmmakers Umesh Kulkarni and Tenzing Sonam will select the two Director/Editor teams.  All expenses including travel and stay will be covered by DIFF. The films submitted can be at any stage between rough-cut and fine cut and should be at least 90 minutes long. Indian-language films will need to have English subtitles.The submission deadline is 20 September. Details at:  Submit inquiries to:

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