Co-production Market to feature new projects from Kanu Behl, Aditya Vikram Sengupta and Nandita Das, along with Ritesh Batra’s first project as a producer.
Film Bazaar, hosted by India’s National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), has unveiled the 19 South Asian projects selected for this year’s Co-production Market.
The line-up includes new projects from Kanu Behl, whose Titli premiered in Cannes Un Certain Regard 2014; Aditya Vikram Sengupta, director of Venice 2014 title Labor Of Love; acclaimed Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage; and Fahad Mustafa, whose credits include award-winning documentary Katiyabaaz.
In addition, Ritesh Batra (The Lunchbox) is stepping into producing with Raj Rish More’s Pirates, which Batra will produce through his new outfit Poetic License Motion Pictures.
Drishyam Films’ Manish Mundra is bringing a new project from Amit V Masurkar (Sulemani Keeda), while acclaimed filmmaker Nandita Das will present her new project Manto at Film Bazaar.
The market is introducing a new feature this year – Open Pitch – in which selected filmmakers will be pitching their projects to a curated audience of local and international producers, financiers and sales agents.
This year’s Film Bazaar will be held November 20-24 at the Goa Marriott Resort in Goa, India.
FILM BAZAAR CO-PRODUCTION MARKET 2015:
Bombay Rose (Hindi)
Dir: Gitanjali Rao, Prod: Clara Mahieu, Les Films D’ici
Dir: Raj Rishi More, Prod: Ritesh Batra, Poetic License Motion Pictures
Dir: Amit V Masurkar, Prod: Manish Mundra, Drishyam Films
Dir: Nandita Das, Prod: Chhoti Production Company
Dir: Kanu Behl, Prod: UFO Films
A Goat’s Life (Malayalam, Hindi, Arabic)
Dir: Fahad Mustafa, Prod: Globalistan Films
Unread Pages (Assamese, English)
Dir/prod: Jahnu Barua
Aasai Mugam (Tamil)
Dir: Arun Karthick, Prod: Prabhu Ramasamy, Dream Warrior Pictures
Bhavarth (Konkani, Portuguese)
Dir: Laxmikant Shetgaonkar, Prod : Entertainment Network of Goa (ENG)
Children of the Sun (Sinhala)
Dir/prod: Prasanna Vithanage
Dir/prod: Salil Jason Fernandez
Meeting the Sumdees (English, Urdu)
Dir: Michael McNamara, Prod: Markham Street Films
Memories and My Mother (Bengali)
Dir: Aditya Vikram Sengupta, Prod: Vikram Mohinta, Jonaki Bhattacharya, For Films
Nigudha Manushyaru (Kannada)
Dir: M S Prakash Babu, Prod: Bayalu Chitra Productions
Dir: Mukti Krishnan, Prod: 7Seas Films, Ravi Kambhoj
The Poacher (Hindi, Bengali, English)
Dir: Suman Ghosh, Prod: Colin Burrows, Beautiful Bay Entertainment
The Sweet Requeim (Tibetan)
Dir: Ritu Sarin, Prod: White Crane Films
Unromantic Woman (English, Hindi)
Dir: Joan Carr-Wiggin, Prod: David Gordian, Paragraph Pictures Inc