Film Bazaar Online 2020 | UPSC
NFDC Film Bazaar Online 2020 postponed to 16 – 21 January 2021, alongside the 51st IFFI
WHY IN NEWS:
The 14th edition of NFDC Film Bazaar Online 2020 has been postponed to 16th – 21st January, 2021.
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 1 : Indian Cinema
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NFDC FILM BAZAAR ONLINE 2020
- This NFDC Film Bazaar will be held in a hybrid format which will be both offline and online.
- The Film Bazaar will be held virtually but it will include all sections usually held in previous editions.
- Film Bazaar has evolved into South Asia’s Global Film Market from its humble beginnings in 2007.
- Every edition witnesses increased national and international participation.
- Over the course of five days, Film Bazaar becomes a converging point for film buyers and sellers from all over the world.
- The Bazaar also facilitates the sales of world cinema in the South Asian region.
- Film Bazaar is held every year at the Marriott Resort, Goa, India, between 20th and 24th November.
- In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, NFDC Film Bazaar 2020 will be held online from January 16-21st, 2021.
SALIENT FEATURES OF FILM BAZAAR
- Industry screenings are held in three digital theatres equipped with optimized screens and improved sound system.
- Films are screened in Digital formats only, and bookings are made on first-come, first-served basis.
- The exhibiting organizations are given strategic spots to promote their services and attract attending industry professionals.
- The stalls allow the exhibitors to strengthen relationships and synergize their business with potential partners.
- Film Bazaar offers branding avenues for promoting, marketing and enhancing the visibility of attending organisations in South Asia’s global film market.
- Film Bazaar presents opportunities to maximize market exposure.
- The Work-in-Progress Lab gives selected filmmakers a chance to screen the rough cut of their film to an eminent panel of international advisors.
- These advisors provide valuable feedback on the edit with aim of helping the filmmaker achieve an accomplished final cut of the film.
- 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.
- National Film Development Corporation of India is the central agency established to encourage the good cinema movement in the country.
- Over the years NFDC has provided a wide range of services essential to the growth of Indian cinema.
- The NFDC (and its predecessor the Film Finance Corporation) has so far funded / produced over 300 films.
- These films, in various Indian languages, have been widely acclaimed and have won many national and international awards.