NFDC & Moviebuff announce Moviebuff Appreciation awards for Film Bazaar 2018
Goa, 22 November, 2018: NFDC & Moviebuff announced its collaboration with the Moviebuff Appreciation awards for Film Bazaar 2018. Moviebuff Appreciation awards will recognise cinematic excellence and promote the development of new aspiring filmmakers. The awards will be scrutinised by an eminent panel of jury consisting of internationally acclaimed festival programmers/directors, producers and industry executives.
Film Bazaar is the converging point for film buyers and sellers from all over the world. The focus is on discovering, supporting and showcasing South Asian content and talent in filmmaking, production and distribution.
Moviebuff will present the Moviebuff Appreciation awards to the top three winners .Each winner will get Rs 3 Lakh worth of sponsorship for their first movie. The award will include:
- Two Lakh worth of trailer promotion through 300 Qube network theatres. This will enable the filmmakers to gain a wider reach to the theatrical audience and help create visibility for their movie.
- Moviebuff will master the DCI DCP free of cost.
- Filmmakers will get a Qube Wire account with a wallet worth US$ 500. This can be redeemed when they use the Qube Wire platform for distribution of movie content.
Moviebuff offers the most exhaustive database of movie related information to an Indian movie-going audience. It aims to be an end-to-end solution for a variety of users, including, but not limited to, consumers, content creators, exhibitors and affiliates, and serves the role of a one-stop shop for these users, providing information as well as solutions for anything related to the business of movies — consumption, exhibition and content creation.
“We are extremely excited about the Moviebuff Appreciation awards. We hope the partnership with NFDC will help to promote new aspiring filmmakers who have the spark in them for good storytelling. Moviebuff has been involved in many innovative initiatives which help to spot new talent and give them an opportunity to pursue their cinematic dream.” says Jayendra Panchapakesan, Co-founder of Qube Cinema.
Qube Cinema is the technical partner of Film Bazaar 2018 and has been providing technical support since 2012. The technical support this year includes deployment of digital cinema equipment for playback at the screening theatres, mastering of the films selected for the Film Bazaar screening, free KDM and quality control, managing the movie DCP and scheduling.
Moviebuff offers the most exhaustive database of movie related information to an Indian movie-going audience. It aims to be an end-to-end solution for a variety of users, including, but not limited to, consumers, content creators, exhibitors and affiliates, and serves the role of a one-stop shop for these users, providing information as well as solutions for anything related to the business of movies — consumption, exhibition and content creation. For the consumer, it provides access to an exhaustive database of movie related information, for the content creator, it is a platform to promote movies, sell music and related content and for the exhibitor, it is a platform to curate, promote content and aggregate user feedback. All the information on Moviebuff.com is also available in the form of an API for any movie-related website that requires up-to-date information and media. www.moviebuff.com
About Film Bazaar:
Film Bazaar is the largest South Asian film market. It encourages creative and financial collaboration between the South Asian and International film communities.
Created and organized by the National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), Film Bazaar has evolved into South Asia’s global film market from its humble beginnings in 2007. Every edition witnesses increased national and international participation. Over the years, films such as Lunch Box, Margarita With A Straw, Chauthi Koot, Qissa, Ship of Theseus, Titli, Court, Anhe Ghode Da Daan, Miss Lovely, Dum Lagake Haisha, Liar’s Dice and Thithi have been through one or more programmes of the Bazaar.
Over the course of five days, Film Bazaar becomes the converging point for film buyers and sellers from all over the world. The focus is on discovering, supporting and showcasing South Asian content and talent in filmmaking, production and distribution. The Bazaar also facilitates the sales of world cinema in the South Asian region.
Film Bazaar is held every year at the Marriott Resort, Goa, India, between 20th and 24th November 2018. www.filmbazaarindia.com
Incorporated in the year 1975, National Film Development Corporation Limited (NFDC) was formed by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, with the primary objective of promoting the Good Cinema Movement.
Over the years, NFDC has produced noteworthy films with acclaimed filmmakers. Ghare-Baire (Satyajit Ray), Gandhi (Richard Attenborough), The Making of the Mahatma (Shyam Benegal), Salaam Bombay (Mira Nair), Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (Kundan Shah), Mirch Masala (Ketan Mehta), The Lunchbox (Ritesh Batra), The Good Road (Gyan Correa) are a few.
With financial support extended to more than 300 films in 21 regional languages, NFDC’s architecture aims towards creating domestic and global appreciation of good cinema.
NFDC has also been instrumental in creating an ecosystem to support the development, financing and distribution of independent films across the country. Film Bazaar, an NFDC initiative, has been an integral part of this process. www.nfdcindia.com