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NFDC’s Film Bazaar 2019 ends on high note with multiple awards for several projects

Panaji, Nov 25 (GCEntertainment) The final day of the 13th Film Bazaar was brought to a close with the announcements of awards to independent filmmakers for projects selected in the Film Bazaar Recommends and the Work-in-Progress section.
The awards recognize cinematic excellence and promote the development of talent. The recipients were selected by a jury comprising of internationally acclaimed festival programmers/directors, producers and industry executives who also presented the awards to the winners alongside
National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) Managing Director T C A Kalyani and representative of the sponsors.
‘Pedro’ by Natesh Hegde and ‘Swizerland’ by Ajitpal Singh, won the Prasad Lab DI Award + Moviebuff Appreciation Award from amongst the Work-In-Progress (WIP) Lab films. The awards were decided by mentors of the WIP Lab which included Philippa Campbell (Producer), Derek Malcolm (Film Critic), Marco Mueller, (Film Critic and Historian, Artistic Director of PYIFF, Pingyao) Olivia Stewart (Producer), Lizi Gelber (Editor), Jacques Comets (Film Editor).
From amongst the incomplete Film Bazaar Recommends films which have not yet got their DI done section, the Prasad Lab DI Award + Moviebuff Appreciation Award went to ‘Pinki Elli?’ (Where Is Pinki?) by Prithvi Konanur. The jury members were Kiki Fung (Programmer from Hong Kong International Film Festival), Laurence Kardish (Artistic Director, FilmColumbia), Nashen Moodley (Festival Director, Sydney Film Festival).
In a happy surprise, it was announced that the three remaining films in the WIP Lab will also receive DI at 50 per cent discount from Prasad Labs.

Via UNI-India

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