Seven films, including five by first-timers, will be a part of the Work-In-Progress (WIP) Lab at the forthcoming tenth edition of Film Bazaar, organized by National Film Development Corporation (NFDC).

The WIP Lab is an editing lab, which gives an opportunity to filmmakers to present their projects in a rough-cut stage to a panel of international film experts (mentors) for their feedback to reach and accomplish the final cut.

The shortlisted projects have been selected out of 58 entries received this year.

The chosen ones are “Bombay Rose” (Gitanjali Rao), “In The Shadows” (Dipesh Jain), “Nimmo” (Rahul Shanklya), “Once Again” (Kanwal Sethi), “The Bioscopewala” (Deb Medhekar), “The Gold-Laden Sheep & the Sacred Mountain” (Ridham Janve and “Pratibhasam” (Vipin Vijay).

Debutant director Dipesh Jain has cast acclaimed actors like Manoj Bajpayee, Ranvir Shorey, Shahana Goswami, Neeraj Kabi in “In The Shadows”; while Rahul Shankiya, an assistant director on movies like “Tanu Weds Manu” and “Peepli Live”, is making his directorial foray with “Nimmo”.

The WIP Lab has helped the making of some award-winning films of recent times. These include Alankrita Shrivastava’s “Lipstick Under My Burkha” Milind Dhaimade’s “Tu Hai Mera Sunday”, Kanu Behl’s “Titli” and also Anand Gandhi’s “Ship of Theseus”.

The NFDC Film Bazaar will take place from November 20-24 at the Marriott Resort, Goa.

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