A total of 15 feature film projects, which are Indian-centric and seeking to reach global audiences, will be selected to meet with potential Indian and international partners.
For the first time this year, the market will also host a co-production market for documentary projects. Using the same selection criteria as the features category, a total of ten documentary projects will be presented to co-producers, sales agents, distributors and broadcasters at the four-day event.
In addition to the projects markets, Film Bazaar will also host a Screenwriters' Lab, Work In Progress workshop and the Film Conclave & Business Lounge seminar programme.
To be held in association with Amsterdam-based Binger FilmLab, the Screenwriters' Lab will select seven screenplays to be advised in their development process by guest mentors. Last year's mentors included Oscar-winning director Danis Tanovic and screenwriters Olivia Hetreed (Girl With A Pearl Earring) and Bernd Lichtenberg (Goodbye Lenin).
The Work In Progress workshop will select five films at rough cut and story board stage, which will then be mentored by four or five advisors drawn from India and overseas.
Organised in association with Screen International, the Film Conclave will feature interviews and panel discussions on industry developments, with speakers including Tanovic, Shekhar Kapur and Arclight Films' Gary Hamilton.
The inaugural edition of Film Bazaar last November attracted 40 international delegates from over 18 countries, including Fortissimo Films, Arclight Films, Germany's Pandora and Paris-based Back-up Films, in addition to around 300 Indian filmmakers and producers.
NFDC managing director Nina Gupta said: 'Film Bazaar every year aims at promoting cinema which reflects the diversity of India and which aims to tell unseen and unheard stories of contemporary India with a view to taking these stories to international audiences.'
'With a vibrant congregation from all over the globe bringing filmmaking and distribution expertise to India, Film Bazaar is a global learning and networking business opportunity for production studios and independent producers who seek an international market for Indian stories.'