The Co-Production Market is a platform for curated projects with South Asian themes to find financial and artistic support.

Every year, filmmakers with projects selected for the Market get numerous avenues to connect with Indian and international producers, distributors, sales agents and financiers active in the field of co-production.

The Market will be held between 20 – 24th November, 2017 at Film Bazaar, Goa.

Patrick Frater

Asia Bureau Chief, Variety

“For me the core of Film Bazaar is the Co- Production, the one-on-one meetings which is an internationally recognized format and it is absolutely the strength of the market.”


Nov 20th | Orientation Session – Selected filmmakers familiarise with the tools of pitching, presenting and navigating the Co-Production Market.

Nov 21th | Open Pitch – Selected filmmakers pitch their projects to an audience of industry professionals.

Nov 21th to Nov 24th | One-on-one meetings – Selected filmmakers attend 20-minute meetings to discuss project specific goals.



Please read the Rules & Regulations and Undertaking carefully before submitting your application.

If you have queries, please read the FAQs.

Early Bird Deadline 5th July, 2017 | Regular Deadline  7th August, 2017
Extended Deadline 21st August, 2017 .

  • Project can be from any country dealing with a South Asian theme.
  • Project must be a new feature-length fiction film (min 70 minutes).
  • Project must have both director and producer attached.
  • Project must have 25 per cent of the finance in place.
  • Projects that have started principal photography are not eligible.

The application process is completely online. Email/hardcopy applications will not be accepted.

  • The applicant must either be the producer or the director of the project. Applications made by any other persons will be disqualified.
  • To apply, you need to create a MyFilmBazaar Account first, in case you do not already have one
  • Once you have created your account, you will be directed to the Co-Production Market online application form.
  • Applications will be considered complete only after payment of fee.

Please refer to the Definitions document for details.

  • Logline (<200 characters)
  • Short Synopsis (<1200 characters)
  • Story Outline (8 – 10 pages)
  • Director’s artistic statement (1200 characters)
  • Producer’s Note (1200 characters)
  • Production Details (Finances, Tentative Timeline)
  • Director’s Profile [including Filmography] (700 characters)
  • Producer’s Profile [including Filmography] (700 characters)
  • Shortlisted projects will be required to submit a complete script prior to final selection.

Selected filmmakers present Video Pitches of their projects at Open Pitch. To ensure that participants’ Video Pitches are technically sound, the CPM Team requires them at least 2 weeks before Film Bazaar.

Selected participants will be provided creative and technical support to create refined Video Pitches.

  • Early Bird Deadline for applications is 5th July, 2017 (11:59 pm IST).
  • Regular Deadline for applications is 7th August, 2017 (11:59 pm IST).
  • Extended Deadline for applications is 21st August, 2017 (11:59 pm IST).

  • INR 5000 for applications submitted on or before the Early Bird Deadline, 5th July 2017 (11:59 PM IST).
  • INR 7000 for applications submitted between 6th July and the Regular Deadline 7th August 2017 (11:59 PM IST).
  • INR 10,000 for applications submitted between 8th August and the Extended Deadline 21st August 2017 (11:59 PM IST).

If you have any queries, please write to

Queries over the phone or addressed to other FilmBazaar/NFDC email ids shall not be responded to.


Since 2007, the Co-Production Market has consistently brought out notable projects. Filmmakers have applied year after year to connect with the international film producing and financing community at Film Bazaar. In 2010, the market was expanded to include projects from our South Asian neighbours — Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

In 2014, the market showcased 32 South Asian projects from 12 countries including an Independent Filmmaker Project from USA.

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