SUPPORT: Incredible India

WATCH: GFI filmmaker Partho Sengupta, featured in Global Lens 2008, discusses his new film and the importance of Film Bazaar

GFI measures its impact on one the world’s most populous nations via images from the NFDC Film Bazaar…

Well, what can we say—India is indeed incredible. And even for a native son such as myself, almost impossible to describe in words. So, rather than then tell you about my recent trip to Goa, I’ll just show you some pictures…

Hold on now, don’t go running—this isn’t a vacation slide-show, replete with men in awkward Speedos, and shots of people sitting on elephants, posing with “natives.” Noooo…

This is an image diary of the National Film Development Corporation’s annual Film Bazaar, which I had the opportunity to once again attend (actually, just last week). And what’s shown here are our friends and colleagues, and the independent industry we’ve supported for years—through grants, distribution and other opportunities—that has grown from its deepest roots into a full-fledge movement, living up to the nation’s calling card of “Incredible India.”

So, see below. We’re proud of the support we’ve given, and want you to see what it has helped build. One nation and one story, of the many that we have

 

NFDC Knowledge Series: Fostering Global Partnerships (l-r) Vikramjit Roy, NFDC; producer Guneet Monga; Vijay Singh, CEO, Fox Star; Ashim Ahluwalia, director of MISS LOVELY (2010 GFI grant-recipient); Clarence Tsui, Asia Bureau Chief, Hollywood Reporter

 

Incredible India: The NFDC closing night "Incredible India" reception hosted by the Ministry of Tourism

 

Vipin Vijay, director of IMAGE THREADS (2009 GFI grant recipient), moments before winning the NFDC's Incredible India Development Award for his second film, A VOICE FROM ELSEWHERE

 

Alessandro Raja, CEO and Founder of FestivalScope (center) with Festival Director, Srinivasan Narayan and Artistic Director, Anu Rangachar of the Mumbai Film Festival

 

Business, always: between meetings comes sunset and Film Bazaar's unforgettable Arabian Sea backdrop

 

Actor/director/producer Sanjay Suri (center) debates the value of sign language at the Incredible India reception

 

Director Partho Sengupta (featured in Global Lens 2008) celebrates with Uma da Cunha (right), editor of Film India Worldwide, after closing the gap on financing for his next film

 

Boxes. Lights. Film Bazaar.

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