The National Film Development Corporation’s four day annual Film Bazaar held alongside the International Film Festival in Goa is accepting applications to its one of a kind Work-in-Progress Lab & Viewing Room till October 15,2014. To register, go to www.filmbazaarindia.com.

The Work-in-Progress (WIP) Lab at the NFDC Film Bazaar gives filmmakers a chance to have their rough-cut feature-length films viewed by an eminent panel of international advisors at one-on-one discussions which will help the filmmaker achieve an accomplished final cut of the film. This year, there will be two Work-in-Progress Labs conducted at the Film Bazaar which is being held between November 20-24, 2014.

For the first time, Film Bazaar is introducing a Work-in-Progress Lab for creative documentaries:

Work-in-Progress Lab – Fiction is open only to feature-length films (above 60 minutes).

Work-in-Progress Lab – Documentary is open only to feature-length creative documentaries(above 60 minutes) which are aiming for a theatrical release.

Since 2011, the year of the Lab’s inception, Film Bazaar’s WIP Lab films have gone on to premiere at top international film festivals and receive tremendous critical acclaim.

Lab Mentors at Film Bazaar 2013 were Senior Film Critic and Film Historian, Derek Malcolm, Artistic Director of the Rome Film Festival, Marco Müller, acclaimed producer, Philippa Campbell and Head of Co-productions at Rezo Films, Laurent Danielou.

The Viewing Room was introduced in Film Bazaar 2011 with the aim of presenting films seeking finishing funds, world sales, distribution partners and film festivals.Film programmers, distributors, world sales agents and investors can watch complete films, access details of the film as well as contact the director or producer. Films are viewed on individual computer terminals in private booths via a specially designed Viewing Room software.

To make it a more user-friendly experience, the viewer can choose to view the films on the basis of length, genre, stage of completion as well as its festival history. Investors can also choose to view films which have specifically applied for finishing funds.The Viewing Room allows access only to buyers, financiers, world sales agents and festival programmers. A total of 111 films were presented in the Viewing Room in 2013.

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