Screenwriters’ Lab collaborates with Sarajevo Film Festival

Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) National Film Development Corporation, India has announced its selection of six projects for the Screenwriters’ Lab 2015, which will be held in collaboration with the Sarajevo Film Festival this year, from close to 280 applications.

Previously hosted in Toronto, Locarno and Venice film festivals, Screenwriters’ Lab is going to be held in collaboration with the Sarajevo Film Festival this year, read a statement.

Selected projects will travel to Sarajevo in August for the first part of the Lab and then to Goa in November for the second, before being presented at Film Bazaar, the annual international film market, held alongside the International Film Festival of India (IFFI).

The selection this year includes projects spanning across varied stories, styles and genres.

Gitanjali Rao’s “Bombay Rose” is among the six finalists. Rao is an animator and filmmaker whose latest project, “True Love Story”, premiered at Cannes Critics’ Week, 2014 in competition. Her other animation short, “Printed Rainbow”, received several awards including the Kodak Short Film Award, and the Young Critics Award at Cannes Critics’ Week, 2006.

Other projects include “City of Light” by Shubhashish Bhutiani, “Dastaan E Awaargi” by Ankit Kothari, “Mango’s Tale” by Sidharth Gupt, “The Return” by Asad Hussain and “The Sun Goes Round the Earth” by Arijit Biswas.



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