Out of five selected films for this year’s ‘Work in Progress’ lab, four are debut features. The director and editor of the selected film screen their rough cuts to the panel of mentors and receive an in-depth one-on-one feedback
Tedition of Film Bazaar, organised by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), has announces five selected projects for its Work-In- Progress Lab 2019.
OUT OF FIVE SELECTED FILMS, FOUR ARE DEBUT FEATURES – PEDRO BY NATESH HEGDE, SHANKAR’S FAIRIES BY IRFANA MAJUMDAR, SWIZERLAND BY AJITPAL SINGH AND ULJHAN BY ASHISH PANT
The selected projects include Laila Aur Satt Geet (The Shepherdess And The Seven Songs) directed by Pushpendra Singh (Gojri), Pedro directed by Natesh Hegde (Kannada), Shankar’s Fairies directed by Irfana Majumdar (Hindi), Swizerland directed by Ajitpal Singh (Hindi) and Uljhan (The Knot) directed by Ashish Pant (Hindi).
The Work-in-Progress Lab is open only for fiction features aiming for a theatrical release. A maximum of five films are selected for this Lab. The director and editor of the selected film screen their rough cuts to the pane of mentors and receive an in-depth one-on-one feedback. The international editor assigned to the film guides the director and editor of the selected film through two sessions of the editing lab, which takes place at Film Bazaar itself.
The international mentors include a film festival director, producer and film editors. They provide valuable feedback on the edit with the aim of helping the filmmaker achieve an accomplished final cut of the film.
THE MENTORS OF WIP LAB 2019 ARE PHILIPPA CAMPBELL, DEREK MALCOLM, OLIVIA STEWART, MARCO MÜLLER, JACQUES COMETS, LIZI GELBER
Since its inception in 2008, the Work-in-Progress Lab has moulded films, which have gone on to premiere at top international film festivals and receive critical acclaim.
This is the first time WIP lab projects will show their clips and pitch their films to potential investors, producers, sales agents, distributors, festival programmers in an Open Pitching session at the venue.