The sixth edition of Film Bazaar in which the Screenwriters’ Lab is conducted for Indian writers with original screenplays, has announced its results. The Lab is held in partnership with the Venice International Film Festival and has selected six scripts this year.

1. Kanu Behl – Titli

2. Umesh Vinayk Kulkarni – Antaraal

3. Ruchika Oberoi – Island City

4. Siddhartha Sinha – Behind the Camera

5. Alankrita Shrivastava – Lipstick Under My Burkha

6. Anupam Barve – The Shadow Lines

– Film Bazaar will be held from November 21-24, 2012 alongside the International Film Festival of India (IFFI). The screenwriters’ will travel to Venice during the Festival for the first working session of the Screenwriters’ Lab with mentors Marten Rabarts, Olivia Stewart, Urmi Juvekar & Bianca Taal. The second working session will take place in Goa at the Film Bazaar.

  1. Salil says:

    Umesh Kulkarni needs this?

  2. pvijay says:

    Echoing Salil’s doubt! 🙂

  3. Ravi says:

    I landed this page while reading about NFDC, IFFi and coming Film Bazaar. This is quite puzzling to me now after reading the above post. I am a small Marathi producer with a first time director, never mind the fact, that my film did not make it to any of the categories in film bazaar, which I was hoped. Maybe my film was not on the level that NFDC seeks, I have to face that fact and be better next time.

    What concerns me is the person curating the lists, seems to desperate to include “Big names” into this list to get some visibility or whatever the agenda is. Look at the above list, like the previous two comments mention, does a Umesh Vinayak Kulkarni need help of a lab to work his script?? I will ignore Kulkarni.

    If you look at the list Kanu behl’s “Titli” is selected in Screenwriters Lab in 2012. From the Imdb seach I realised Kanu Behl is associated with Dibakar. Post the lab, the script was acquired by YASHRAJ to be produced by Dibakar. This is where it gets a ridiculous and I was looking for an explanation.

    You have Yashraj and Dibakar, a script mentored by international people with the help of NFDC, yet TITLI is listed under NFDC’s Work in Progress lab the following year. In spite of having the biggest and best people in the industry, they still can’t manage a decent cut ? Can someone really explain this stupidity? Is NFDC desperate to chase names or what was the reason that Dibakar/ Yashraj submits their project in WIP ? I am not questioning the quality of script or the film, I just want to know why would NFDC not give chance to another film and offer double mentoring in the same project? and I am not saying this out of some frustration that my film did not make it anywhere, I am looking for a possible explanation. So the next time I know better how things function. I simply refuse to believe that TITLI project can’t manage a decent cut.

    Dear blogger I hope you publish this post and hope someone from NFDC reads it.

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