NFDC Film Bazaar

National Film Development Corporation of India organizes the NFDC Film Bazaar, South Asia’s largest film market, every year in Goa, India, from November 20-24. Since its inception in 2007, independent filmmakers of the region present their projects in the Co-Production Market, Work-in-Progress Lab, Industry Screenings and other sections.

Projects

Goes to Cannes

A Place of Our Own

Category: Film Bazaar Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Ektara Collective

Produced by: Ektara Collective

Country of production: India

Original title: Ek Jagah Apni

Genre: Feature film

Language: Hindi

Runtime: 90min

Completed in: 2022

Laila and Roshni, two transwomen, are looking for a house after they are evicted from the place they rented. It soon becomes evident that their search for a home is also their ongoing search for a place in this society that wants to keep them away in a section that can not be the centre.

Goes to Cannes

Baghjan

Category: Film Bazaar Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Jaicheng Zxai Dohutia

Produced by: Jaicheng Zxai Dohutia, Mayamara Productions

Country of production: India

Original title: Baghjan

Genre: Feature film

Language: Assamese and Moran

Runtime: 85min

Completed in: 2023

Fisherman Manab lives with his wife Bharabi in a small village, Baghjan, which is a fertile oil & gas field. One day during oil extraction a massive blast takes place and the entire village catches fire that has devastating consequences.

Goes to Cannes

Bailadila

Category: Film Bazaar Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Shailendra Sahu

Produced by: Raju Biswas

Country of production: India

Original title: Bailadila

Genre: Feature film

Language: Hindi and Chhattisgarhi

Runtime: 93min

Completed in: 2022

In the slumbering mining town of Bailadila is home to 10 year old Rinku’s elder brother Jiten, a passionate artist caught in a miserable teaching job. Rinku finds himself at the threshold of boyhood after losing his mother, moving in with his brother and experiences many things for the first time.

Goes to Cannes

Follower

Category: Film Bazaar Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Harshad Nalawade

Produced by: Vinay Mishra, Jaideep Varma, Saket Gyani, Maulik Sharma

Country of production: India

Original title: Follower

Genre: Feature film

Language: Marathi, Kannada and Hindi

Runtime: 99min

Completed in: 2022

In a territorially disputed town, a radicalized journalist believes in exposing the atrocities faced by his community. But as the line between his professional and personal life blurs, an inconvenient truth makes him reflect back on a simpler time when he had not yet succumbed to radicalization.

Goes to Cannes

Shivamma

Category: Film Bazaar Goes to Cannes

Directed by: Jai Shankar

Produced by: Rishab Shetty, Rishab Shetty Films

Country of production: India

Original title: Shivamma

Genre: Feature film

Language: Kannada

Runtime: 105min

Completed in: 2022

Shivamma (46), a poverty-stricken woman invests her hard-earned money in a network Marketing business to make some quick money which puts her daughter’s imminent marriage on stake.