Call For Entries: NFDC Film Bazaar Industry Screenings!

By Srikanth Kanchinadham. Posted on September 21, 2015

NFDC Film Bazaar 2015 is calling for entries for Industry Screenings section of the event. The Industry Screenings section offers a platform for filmmakers to showcase their films to a select section of audience that include festival programmers, producers, sales agents and distributors. Introduced in 2010 by Film Bazaar, the section has previously screened brilliant films like Ankhon Dekhi, Sulemani Keeda, Fandry, Elizabeth Ekadashi, Katiyabaaz and Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost. 

What Is It All About

The National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC) has built its reputation of being one of the primal forces in discovering and supporting gripping filmmakers. The organization has also developed various programs and sessions that develop, produce and distribute the films like the Producers Lab, Screenwriters Lab, Work-in-Progress Labs and many others. Over the years, the Screenwriters' Lab has developed a reputation for churning out quality projects with films like The Good Road, The Lunchbox, Titli, ChaurangaDum Lagake Haisha among the few that were mentored at the lab.

In a market that is dominated by mainstream Bollywood cinema, it is extremely difficult for an independent director to get his/her film released on the big screen. The Industry Screenings section gives young filmmakers, the opportunity to showcase their films at the Bazaar venue (Goa Marriott Resort). Upon registration, the filmmakers are given the opportunity to showcase their current line-ups to selected international distributors, film festival programmers and sales agents attending the market.


The last date for submissions is 10th November 2015. 

The films will be screened between between 21-24 November.

Things To Keep In Mind

The film can be submitted in any one of the following Video Formats:

1. DPX - log or linear




5. MOV

6. AVI

Video has to be at 24fps and has to have progressive sequence files.

File Resolution: For Scope - 2048x858 or 1920x808 @2.35 Aspect Ratio, 1920x1080 @1.77 Aspect Ratio or 1920x1038 @1.85 Aspect Ratio

Audio Source Formats:

Mono/Stereo/5.1 - Individual wave files for each channel at 24bit, 48 Khz
Please specify the channel label (Example- left, Right, Center etc)

Entry Fees

Booking rate per screening is ₹ 10,000/- (taxes inclusive)

Please note: A delegate registration is necessary to book a screening. The cost of registration is ₹ 14,000. You can register online here.

Submission & Contact Details

Participants can write to to apply. To fill out the application form and for other details, click here.

Check out the official NFDC Film Bazaar's site here or follow their Facebook page here.


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