Mira Nair-produced Three And A Half and Amitav Kaul’s Interpreter Of Maladies are among the 32 projects selected for the Co-production Market of this year’s Film Bazaar (Nov 20-24) in Goa, India.
Three And A Half will be directed by Mira Nair’s long-time collaborator Sooni Taraporewala, while Interpreter Of Maladies is based on Pultizer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri’s short story.
Organised by India’s National Film Development Corp (NFDC), the co-production market has previously selected projects such as Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox, Kanu Behl’s Cannes title Titli and Chaitanya Tamhane’s recent Venice winner Court. This year’s selection comprises 18 projects from India and 14 from overseas.
The Indian line-up also includes six projects previously selected for NFDC Screenwriters Lab, such as Aamir Bashir’s Winter and The Boyfriend from Vidur Nauriyal and Ashim Ahluwalia.
The international line-up includes two projects from the US, two from Sri Lanka and projects from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Norway, France, Germany, Singapore and the UK (see full list below). It also includes Pulkit Datta’s Colony, which was selected through the NFDC’s collaboration with New York’s Independent Filmmaker Project.
FILM BAZAAR INDIA PROJECTS
By/Two – dir: Devashish Makheja, prod: Dutta Dave
The School – dir: Suchita Bhhatia, prod: Vivek Kajaria
Blossoms (Pallavi) – dir/prod: Nila Madhab Panda
Nuclear Hearts – dir: Bornila Chatterjee, prod: Tanaji Dasgupta
Seven (Saat) – dir: Ashish Bende, prod: Suhrud Godbole
Medium Spicy – dir: Mohit Takalkar, prod: Nikhil Mahajan
The Invisible One – dir: Amit Datta, prod: Anjali Panjabi
Ashwathama – dir: Puspendra Singh, prod: Sanjay Gulati
Rainbow – dir: Shona Urvashi, prod: Raman Lamba
Overcoat – dir: Abhijeet Singh Parmar, prod: Rishebh Batnagar
Mantra – dir: Nicholas Kharkongor, prod: Rajat Kapoor
The Indian Prisoner – dir/prod: Shashwati Talukdar
The Boyfriend – Vidur Nauriyal and Ashim Ahluwalia*
Winter – Aamir Bashir*
Char Log Kya Kahenge – Hitesh Bhatia*
Flow – Vandana Kohli*
All About Her – Ruchi Joshi*
The Sunset Club – Karan Tejpal*
*Also selected for NFDC Screenwriters Lab
FILM BAZAAR INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
Three And A Half – dir: Sooni Taraporewala, prod: Mira Nair (US)
Interpreter Of Maladies – dir/prod: Amitav Kaul (US)
Minefield – dir: Shiladitya Bora, prod: Prasanna Vithanage (Sri Lanka)
Womb – dir: Nishantha Shanthadeva, prod: Rasitha Jinasenaby (Sri Lanka)
The Judgement – dir: Sabiha Sumar, prod: Sachithanandam Sathananthan (Pakistan)
Summer With Azita – dir: Fazila Amiri, prod: Paul Lee (Afghanistan)
Abomination – dir: Karan Shrestha, prod: Kshitiz Adhiraj (Nepal)
No Land’s Man – dir/prod: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki (Bangladesh)
Gilded Cage – dir/prod: Vijay Chandran (Singapore)
What Will People Say – dir: Iram Haq, prod: Maria Ekerhovd (Norway)
Goa – dir: Jamie Mateus-Tique, prod: Luc Bossi (France)
Once Again – dir: Kanwal Sethi, prod: Holm Taddiken (Germany)
End Game – dir: Geetha J, prod: Ian McDonald (UK)
Colony – dir: Pulkit Datta (IFP Project)