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MacKinnon, Rahimi projects among Film Bazaar line-up

UK director Gillies MacKinnon and French-Afghan filmmaker Atiq Rahimi are among the 26 filmmakers who have had projects selected for the co-production market of this year’s Film Bazaar in Goa, India.

MacKinnon’s project Quiver is being produced by London-based Anshu Bahanda, while Rahimi’s Kabuliwala, based on a short story by Rabindranath Tagore, is being produced by Mumbai-based Sunil Doshi. Rahimi’s The Patience Stone recently won best actress for Golshifteh Farahani’s performance at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.

The Film Bazaar selection also includes projects from Indian and South Asian newcomers and well-known filmmakers such as Partho Sen Gupta, Umesh Kulkarni, Ashvin Kumar, Gurvinder Singh and Paris-based Pan Nalin. Shivajee Chandrabhushan, who drew attention for his debut Frozen, will present Untold Tale, which took part in Cinefondation Atelier at this year’s Cannes.

Bangladeshi filmmaker Mostofa S. Farooki, whose latest feature Television closed this year’s Busan International Film Festival, will present Biscuit Race, while Amit Kumar, currently in post-production on Monsoon Shootout, is bringing Give Me Blood, which has the Netherlands’ Pardesi Films on board as co-producer. Both Television and Monsoon Shootout took part in previous editions of Film Bazaar.

Other Film Bazaar alumni to feature on the international film festival circuit this year include Ashim Ahluwalia’s Miss Lovely, which played in Un Certain Regard at Cannes, while Anand Gandhi’s Ship Of Theseus, Dibakar Banerjee’s Shanghai and Manjeet Singh’s Mumbai Cha Raja played in Toronto.

Organised by India’s National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), Film Bazaar will be held Nov 21-24 at the Goa Marriott Resort and also feature a Work-in-Progress Lab, Screenwriters Lab and the Primexchange workshop for Indo-European projects.


Arunoday (India)

Director: Partho Sen Gupta

Producer: Rakesh Mehra


Antaraal (India)

Director: Umesh Kulkarni

Producer: Girirsh Kulkarni


Untold Tale (India)

Director: Shivajee Chandrabhushan

Producer: Shivajee Chandrabhushan, Bombay Berlin Productions


Ped Par Kamra (India)

Director: Amit Dutta

Producer: Amit Dutta


Sound of Silence (India/France/Sri Lanka)

Director: Pradeepan Raveendram

Producer: Jar Films


Court (India)

Director: Chaitanya Tamhane

Producer: Vivek Gomber, Zoo Films


Titli (India)

Director: Kanu Behl

Producer: Dibakar Banerjee


Superboudi (India)

Director: Q

Producer: Celine Loop, Overdose


Kabuliwala (India)

Director: Atiq Rahimi

Producer: Sunil Doshi


Jabalpur Tapes (India)

Director: Jogavindra S Khera

Producer: Aditi Anand


Bhopal Live (India)

Director: Yash Dave & Alison Patel

Producer: Parijat Entertainment


Girls (India)

Director: Gul Dharmani

Producer: Shimit Amin


Tasveer (India)

Director: Ashvin Kumar

Producer: Ashvin Kumar


A Voice From Elsewhere (India)

Director: Vipin Vijay

Producer: Vipin Vijay


Opium (India)

Director: Anusha Rizvi & Mahmood Farooki

Producer: Third World Films


Biscuit Race (Bangladesh)

Director: Mostofa Farooki

Producer: Chabial


Tanju (Pakistan/Bangladesh/UK)

Director: Sadik Ahmed

Producer: Atif Ghani


Fourth Direction (Netherlands)

Director: Gurvinder Singh

Producer: The Film Cafe


Give Me Blood (Netherlands)

Director: Amit Kumar

Producer: Vyom Tara Films, Pardesi Films


Beyond The Known World (New Zealand)

Director: Pan Nalin

Producer: Kristian Eek


Broken Hills (Australia)

Director: Nila Madhab Panda

Producer: Eleeanora Films


Quiver (UK)

Director: Gillies Mackinnon

Producer: Anshu Bahanda


Cosmic Forest (US)

Director: Meena Nanji

Producer: Joslyn Barnes


Incognito (US)

Director: Priyanka Kumar

Producer: Phenomenal Films, Cher Hawrysh, Mathew Parker, Guneet Monga


Avani (Germany)

Director: Rajnesh

Producer: Michael Henricks


Sebastian Wants to Remember (Germany)

Director: Vasant Nath

Producer: Philip Hoffman

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