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Film Bazaar 2016: Five debutants’ works chosen for ‘Work-In-progress’ lab

Films by five first-time directors will form a part of the Work-in-Progress lab at the 10th edition of NFDC Film Bazaar, which will take place in Goa between Nov 20 to 24.

world cinema Updated: Nov 11, 2016 18:13 IST
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A scene from Gitanjali Rao’s Bombay Rose.(YouTube Grab)

Seven films, including five by first-timers, will be a part of the Work-In-Progress (WIP) Lab at the forthcoming tenth edition of Film Bazaar, organised by National Film Development Corporation (NFDC).

The WIP Lab is an editing lab, which gives an opportunity to filmmakers to present their projects in a rough-cut stage to a panel of international film experts (mentors) for their feedback to reach and accomplish the final cut.

The shortlisted projects have been selected out of 58 entries received this year.

The chosen ones are Bombay Rose (Gitanjali Rao), In The Shadows (Dipesh Jain), Nimmo (Rahul Shanklya), Once Again (Kanwal Sethi), The Bioscopewala (Deb Medhekar), The Gold-Laden Sheep & The Sacred Mountain (Ridham Janve) and Pratibhasam (Vipin Vijay).

Debutant director Dipesh Jain has cast acclaimed actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, Shahana Goswami, Neeraj Kabi in In The Shadows; while Rahul Shankiya, an assistant director on movies like Tanu Weds Manu and Peepli Live, is making his directorial foray with Nimmo.

The WIP Lab has helped the making of some award-winning films of recent times. These include Alankrita Shrivastava’s Lipstick Under My Burkha, Milind Dhaimade’s Tu Hai Mera Sunday, Kanu Behl’s Titli and also Anand Gandhi’s Ship of Theseus.

The NFDC Film Bazaar will take place from November 20-24 at the Marriott Resort, Goa.

First Published: Nov 11, 2016 18:13 IST