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NFDC Film Bazaar 2019 unveils 5 films selected in ‘Work-In-Progress’ Lab

NFDC Film Bazaar 2019 unveils 5 films selected in ‘Work-In-Progress’ Lab

Panaji, Nov 5 (UNI) The 13th edition of Film Bazaar to be organised by National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) has announced five selected projects for its Work-In-Progress Lab 2019.

The selected projects in the Work-In-Progress Lab 2019 include Laila Aur Satt Geet (The Shepherdess And The Seven Songs) directed by Pushpendra Singh (Gojri), Pedro directed by Natesh Hegde (Kannada), Shankar’s Fairies directed by Irfana Majumdar (Hindi), Swizerland directed by Ajitpal Singh (Hindi) and Uljhan (The Knot) directed by Ashish Pant (Hindi).

The Work-in-Progress Lab is open only for fiction features aiming for a theatrical release. A maximum of five films are selected for this Lab. The director and editor of the selected film screen their rough cuts to the panel of mentors and receive an in-depth one-on-one feedback. The international editor assigned to the film guides the director and editor of the selected film through two sessions of the editing lab, which takes place at Film Bazaar itself.

The international mentors include a film festival director, producer and film editors. They provide valuable feedback on the edit with the aim of helping the filmmaker achieve an accomplished final cut of the film.

Since its inception in 2008, the Work-in-Progress Lab has moulded films, which have gone on to premiere at top international film festivals and receive critical acclaim. Some of the past projects of this Lab include Eeb Allay Ooo! (2018), Aise Hee (2018), Nimtoh (2018), Soni (2017), Moothon (2017), Bombay Rose (2016), The Gold-Laden Sheep and The Sacred Mountain (2016), Lipstick Under My Burkha (2015), Thithi (2014), Titli (2013), Killa (2013), Miss Lovely (2011) and Ship of Theseus (2011).

NFDC Film Bazaar will take place from November 20 to 24, 2019, in the city on the sidelines of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) which is to be held from November 20 to 28, 2019.