Curtains down on film bazaar


Panaji: Director Kanwal Sethi and Kabir Mehta took home Facebook awards for their films as the 10th edition of NFDC Film Bazaar concluded here.

Sethi’s “Once Again” was chosen from Work-In-Progress lab, while Mehta’s Buddhagram was selected from the 32 Film Bazaar Recommends.

This is the first time that the films from the Film Bazaar Recommends section have received the award.

“NFDC and Film Bazaar are emerging, both as a very powerful and strong forum for filmmakers and we are really really proud to be associated with them.

“This is the first time we are sponsoring this but we would want to continue this and come again in a much bigger way the next year to support you guys,” said Mr Kinshu Sinha (Head of Growth and Partnerships, Facebook).

The social media giant gave out Facebook Credits (ad coupons) worth USD 10 thousand (approx six lacs) to the directors.

Winners were decided by the mentors of the WIP and FBR respectively.

The bazaar, which is held every year on the sidelines of International Film Festival of India (IFFI), invited celebrities like Imtiaz Ali, Rohan Sippy, Ramesh Sippy, Prakash Jha, Shabana Azmi, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Anand L Rai and Sudhir Mishra.