Film Bazaar confluence of creativity, business, ideas and inspirations: Anurag Thakur

Film Bazaar confluence of creativity, business, ideas and inspirations: Anurag Thakur

Information & Broadcasting Minister Anurag Singh Thakur inaugurates 17th edition of Film Bazaar at IFFI in Goa

(Uttam Hindu News) – Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting, Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur, while inaugurating South Asia’s largest film market at Marriott Resort, Goa today, said that the film market, like a bustling market of information, A haven for filmmakers, producers and storytellers from around the world. He said, it is the confluence of creativity and business, ideas and inspirations that forms the basis of this thriving cinematic market.

On the occasion, Anurag Singh Thakur said that the Indian media and entertainment industry is considered to be the fifth largest and worldwide industry in the world with an annual growth rate of 20 per cent. The Information and Broadcasting Minister said, in its 17th year, the Film Market has become an indispensable pillar of IFFI, transcending borders to become one of the largest film markets in Asia. The Union Minister said that this year, the selection of films for the Film Bazaar reflects a diverse mix of fictional narratives of fiction, docu-shorts, documentaries, horror films and even an animated film that explores issues of diaspora, patriarchy, urban anxiety, extreme Deals with universal themes related to poverty, climate crisis, nationalism, sports and fitness.
Talking about the co-production market, the Information and Broadcasting Minister said, “We are proudly presenting twelve documentaries from 7 countries in the co-production market, exploring life in 17 different languages. It is a journey of beauty and love through the lens of the filmmakers.”
He also said that 190 submissions have been shown in the video library platform, the place to watch films, out of which some submissions will be selected for Film Market Recommendation (FBR). The Information and Broadcasting Minister said, “The Work-in-Progress Lab is the place where filmmakers are showcasing the true beauty of their work. Doubling the number of projects compared to last year, we have 10 projects ready to unveil this year.”
Thakur also announced that in line with the Prime Minister’s call to promote innovation and ease of doing business, an exciting new component, “Book to Box Office” has been added, which will seamlessly move 59 submissions from book to screen. Will display. Apart from the ceremony, the Minister also inaugurated the Google Arts & Culture Hindi Exhibition, an online hub featuring stills and short videos from Hindi films.
Documentary, Horror, Climate Crisis, Fiction etc. are among the 10 recommended films from different genres to be screened at the Film Bazaar at the 54th IFFI. The films are in English, Hindi, Bengali, Marwari, Kannada and Maori (the language of New Zealand). This year, Film Bazaar features a newly curated “VFX & Tech Pavilion”, which aims to expose filmmakers to the latest innovations, so that they can explore the possibilities of storytelling, not just in the traditional way of “taking a shot”, But can also “make shots”. Film Bazaar showcases the official selection of co-production market projects from various segments of India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, USA, UK, Singapore, Germany, France, Poland, Luxembourg and Israel. Selected filmmakers will present their projects to international and Indian producers, distributors, festival programmers, financiers and sales agents at the Open Pitch. Launched by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), the film market has grown into South Asia’s largest film market, connecting local filmmakers with global producers and distributors.


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