Film Bazaar sees increased activity

Fortissimo to rep 'Ship of Theseus'

GOA, India — India’s annual Film Bazaar mart, organized by the National Film Development Corp., saw a flurry of activity at this edition, which closed on Sunday.

Sales agents Fortissimo Films will represent debutant helmer Anand Gandhi’s “The Ship of Theseus” internationally, excluding South Asia, and has also boarded as co-producer. Pic, which is in post, stars Egyptian thesp Aida Elkashef and Bollywood’s Sohum Shah and Neeraj Kabi.

“Lorna’s Silence” associate producer Christoph Thoke has announced a January shoot for 2010 Bazaar alumnus “Television,” to be directed by Bangladesh’s Mostofa Sarwar Farooki. Thoke is producing through his Mogador Film. France’s Eaux Vives Prods. is co-producing.

The NFDC has joined helmer Q’s “Tasher desh” as co-producer. Pic is a production between India’s Overdose Art, Anurag Kashap Films, Dream Digital and Belgium’s Entre Chien Et Loup. The film has just wrapped principal photography.

Bikas Mishra’s “Chauranga” won the Indian tourism ministry’s $20,000 award for the best film in the 14-day co-production mart.

Four Bazaar projects — Khanjan Kishor Nath’s “The Bicycle,” Haobam Paban Kumar’s “The Gun,” Manjeet Singh’s “Mumbai cha raja” and Satish Manwar’s “What’s Your Religion?” — have been chosen to participate in the Rotterdam Film Festival lab in 2012.