Viewing Room | NFDC Film Bazaar


The Viewing Room presents films from India and South Asia, which are recently completed or still in post-production, at the Film Bazaar. These films are looking for film festivals, world sales, distribution partners and also finishing funds.

Viewing Room connects Sellers (filmmakers) with Buyers (film programmers, distributors, world sales agents and investors) from around the world. Buyers are able to watch the films, access details about the films as well as contact the filmmakers through the specially designed Viewing Room Software. This is a highly restricted zone with the aim of making it a safe space for filmmakers who submit their unreleased films.

To create a more user-friendly experience, buyers can choose to view the films / film clips on the basis of parameters like duration, language, stage of completion, type and festival history, among others. The details of the films are compiled into the Viewing Room catalogue that is distributed to all the registered delegates at the Market and is available on the website, post Film Bazaar.

In 2021, the Viewing Room at NFDC Film Bazaar successfully pivoted online and was accessible around-the-clock to registered film professionals worldwide who could log in easily from their home countries. This safe, encrypted and piracy-free platform provided visibility to over 200 films in both the online-only editions.

Paolo Bertolin
Selection Committee

Venice Film Festival

“NFDC Film Bazaar has become the must-stop event for everyone interested in South Asian content and the Viewing Room is the tool that allows to better navigate this immensely rich and sometimes puzzling pool of potential gems.”


Several films which have gone on to have successful film festival journeys have been first discovered at the Viewing Room of NFDC Film Bazaar.


Film Bazaar Recommends (FBR)

Film Bazaar Recommends, as the name suggests, are feature length films recommended specially by the Film Bazaar programmer from among the film submissions. Some of these films are seeking finishing funds, world sales, distribution partners and film festivals and are classified accordingly. This is a specially curated section of the Film Bazaar.

Projects selected for the FBR section will get a chance to pitch their films at NFDC Film Bazaar.

Film Library (FL)

All feature-length film submissions to the Viewing Room are showcased in a section called Film Library. These films are classified as documentary and fiction, and have either been completed or are in the last stages of post-production. This section gives viewers a wide selection of contemporary Indian-language films.

Mid-length and Short Films (M/SF)

Films with a running time between 30-60 minutes that are submitted to the Viewing Room are showcased in a category called Mid-Length Films.

Films with a running time of less than 60 minutes that are submitted to the Viewing Room are showcased in a category called Short Films.

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