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Ifp’s Project Forum selects Pulkit Datta’s “Colony”

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Pulkit Datta’s Colony is part of the Project Forum at the Independent Film Week (Ifp Market), organized by the Independent Filmmaker’s Project (Ifp) in New York, running from September 14-18.  Colony revolves around five residents of a middle-class Delhi neighbourhood who confront their secrets and desires, against the backdrop of heated elections, jeopardizing the future of their community forever.

The Project Forum connects filmmakers with financiers, executives, influencers and decision-makers in film, television and new media that helps them complete their latest works.

Colony has also been selected for the Ifp’s ‘Emerging Storytellers’ program that presents 25 U.S. narrative features in early-stage of development.

Currently in development and fundraising stage, Colony was one of the ten projects selected for the Cine Qua Non screenwriting lab in Mexico.

Based in New York City, Pulkit Datta has a background in cinema studies and film/TV production from Nyu’s »


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Call for project submissions: Berlinale Co-Production Market 2015

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The 12th Berlinale Co-Production Market (February 8-10, 2015) is inviting projects. The market will take place as part of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival (February 5-15).

The market invites experienced producers from around the world, who are looking for international partners, to submit a feature-length fiction project with at least 30% financing (or the local production funding) in place. Budgets can range from 1 to 20 million Euro (for projects from Greece, Portugal and Spain the budget requirements will be waived).

As a new special feature this year, the market also invites “Berlinale directors” – directors whose films have been screened in one of the Festival Sections in previous years – to submit their new projects even if they do not fulfill the financing criteria.

The deadline for project submissions is October 22, 2014.

Please find the Submission Form and more detailed information along with the specific project requirements for the Berlinale Co-Production Market online at:

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“Margarita, with a Straw” wins Netpac award at Toronto

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Kalki Koechlin in Margarita, with a Straw

Margarita, with a Straw directed by Shonali Bose won the Netpac award for Best Asian Film at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival which wrapped up on Sunday.

The Netpac Jury comprising Lekha Shankar (India), Hannah Fisher (China) and Anderson Le (Hawaii) remarked, “Margarita, with a Straw is both universal and groundbreaking. Director Shonali Bose and actress Kalki Koechlin have jointly created a character and a world that embody a love letter to life, with all its highs and lows, in spite of overwhelming physical limitations.”

Margarita, with a Straw is scheduled for an early 2015 release in India.

The film revolves around Laila (Kalki Koechlin), a young romantic and a secret rebel in a wheelchair. Undeterred by cerebral palsy, she embarks on exhilarating adventures of self discovery, which cause a rift both within and with those she is closest to. Ultimately, it is »


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