Facebook Launches Film Bazaar Awards

Naman Ramachandran
Variety

GOAIndia’s National Film Development Corporation’s annual Film Bazaar concluded Thursday with the newly instituted Facebook awards.

Kanwal Sethi’s “Once Again,” a film about the relationship between a superannuated movie star played by Neeraj Kabi (“Ship of Theseus”) and a widow, portrayed by Shefali Shah (“Brothers”), won a $10,000 Facebook marketing certificate. The film played at the Bazaar’s Work in Progress lab.

Also winning a $10,000 Facebook marketing certificate was Kabir Mehta’s documentary “Buddhagram,” about stylish Goan cricket player Buddhadev Mangaldas, from the Film Bazaar Recommends section.

The long running Prasad Lab awards that offer the winning films a gratis digital intermediate process were also announced. Ridham Janve’s modern Himalayan folk tale “The Gold-Laden Sheep & the Sacred Mountain” was selected from the Work in Progress Lab. Sanal Kumar Sasidharan, known for “Six Feet High” and “An Off Day Play,” won from Film Bazaar Recommends for social satire “Sexy Durga,” starring Rajshri Deshpande (“Angry Indian Goddesses”).

 

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