The Shepherdess And The Seven Songs

Source: Film Bazaar

The Shepherdess And The Seven Songs

Film Bazaar, organised by India’s National Film Development Corp (NFDC), has selected five projects to participate in this year’s Work-in-Progress (WIP) Lab, four of which are from first-time directors.

The four debut features are Kannada-language Pedro, directed by Natesh Hegde, and Hindi-language titles Shankar’s Fairies, directed by Irfana Majumdar, Switzerland, from Ajitpal Singh, and The Knot (Uljhan), from Ashish Pant. The one project from a returning director is the Gujari-language The Shepherdess And The Seven Songs, directed by Pushpendra Singh (Lajwanti).

The mentors for this year’s WIP Lab include producers Philippa Campbell and Olivia Stewart, critic Derek Malcolm, Pingyao International Film Festival artistic director Marco Mueller and editors Jacque Comets and Liz Gelber.

Previous editions of WIP Lab have selected projects such as Eeb Allay Ooo!, which won three prizes including the Golden Gateway award at this year’s Mumbai Film Festival; Bombay Rose, which premiered at this year’s Venice, along with older festival titles such as Lipstick Under My Burkha (2015), Titli (2013) and Killa (2013).


The Knot (Uljhan) (Hindi)

Dir: Ashish Pant

Prod: Kartikeya Singh

Pedro (Kannada)

Dir: Natesh Hegde

Prod: Rishab Shetty

Shankar’s Fairies (Hindi)

Dir: Irfana Majumdar

Prod: Dr. Nita Kumar

The Shepherdess And The Seven Songs (Gujari)

Dir: Pushpendra Singh

Prods: Gulab Singh, Sanjay Gulati, Ajit Singh Rathore

Switzerland (Hindi)

Dir: Ajitpal Singh

Prods: Ajay Rai, Alan McAlex