Introduced in 2013, the Producers’ Lab was set up to help emerging producers cultivate a sense of vision to maintain a fine balance between the creative and financial aspects of filmmaking.

This year we have created a separate knowledge sharing and mentorship space for young , student producers. It hopes to provide to the aspirant an overview of the challenges as well as the opportunities that the Producing Scape offers to the students of cinema in both mainstream as well as Indie spaces.

Spread over five days, the Workshop involves multiple sessions on the different facets of producing films, conducted by key industry experts and professionals. In previous years, sessions have been focused on the role of a producer, the development process of a film, raising finances, international co-productions, international sales, and alternative marketing and distribution platforms.

This year, special care has been taken to integrate the Producers Workshop with Knowledge Series sessions and guests – to enable them to have a round table, in-depth conversations and discussions further exploring the concepts shared and networking opportunities with the experts.

The end “deliverable” and take-away for each participant at the end of the Workshop will be a pitch session of their own project presented in front of a panel of three mentors.


  • Applicants should be proficient in English.
  • The Workshop is open to applicants from across the world.
  • Entries close on the specified deadline OR on the confirmation of the first 20 selected participants – whichever is achieved first.

Industry Professionals : Applicants should have worked as Producers or Line/Supervising/Executive producers in either one of the following and completed the same : Feature-length film | Short film | Documentary film | Television Commercial | Television Serial

Students : Applicants should be currently enrolled in an Educational Institution and should be above 18 years of age. Preference will be given to students who are already pursuing a Film Program from a Film School.

Industry professionals will need

  • A short profile
  • A summary of past projects
  • A current project which will be pitched
  • Reason for applying to Producers’ Workshop (not to exceed 300 words)
  • A current passport sized photo
  • Company Logo (if applicable)

Students will need

  • A current project which will be pitched
  • A summary of past projects (if applicable)
  • Reason for applying to Producers’ Workshop ( not to exceed 300 words)
  • A letter granting permission to attend the Bazaar, signed and stamped by the college authorities on college letter head
    (letter draft provided)
  • A Government recognised age proof
  • A current passport sized photo

  • All applications will go through a selection process. The decision of the Film Bazaar is final.
  • Applicants who have been selected to participate in the Workshop will pay the Application Fee.
  • The Producers’ Workshop application fee includes the Registration Fee for Film Bazaar.
  • Registered Delegates of Film Bazaar 2017 will pay the Producers’ Workshop application fee – INR  9,000/- for Industry Delegates and INR 5,500/- for Student Delegates, in addition to Film Bazaar 2017 registration fees.
  • Film Bazaar will not cover airfare / cost of travel and stay of the participants.

  • The Producers’ Workshop is held during the five days of Film Bazaar between 20 – 24 November, 2017
  • Applications open from 7 November, 2017
  • The deadline for all applications is 11 November, 2017 (6 pm IST)

# Deadline for Entries is Midnight (IST)

Industry Professionals

  • INR 25,000/-*
  • INR 9,000/-  if you are already a paid registered delegate for Film Bazaar 2017.


  • INR 12,500/-*
  • INR 5,500/-  if you are already a paid registered delegate for Film Bazaar 2017.

* Inclusive of Producers’ workshop application fee and Registration Fee for Film Bazaar, and all taxes; exclusive of any/all bank charge(s). All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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

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