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The First Cut 2021

Find Buyers and Sellers for Completed Films, Web Series, TV Dramas, and Documentaries.


Project Submission: INR 4,500 ($60)

*Plus taxes

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So, you are ready with the First Cut of your feature, short, documentary, or Pilot Episode of Web-Series / TV Series and looking for support to either complete the post-production or take it to film festival circuit or find sales and distribution, here is an opportunity for you. Register your film with THE FIRST CUT.

Online Workshop

What is the First Cut?

​'The First Cut' is a viewing Room for ready new and yet to be released Feature Films, Short Films, Documentary films, Web series and Television Dramas for selection by OTT Platforms, Television Networks, Studios, Buyers, Distributors, Sales Agents and Film Festival Programmers. You could register your film on this platform which would be exclusively accessed by these delegates. If you are looking to promote, sell, license or find distribution support, this platform is for you.

How does it help Filmmakers?

A view by any of these film professionals opens a box of opportunities to be picked up for support, business, and purchase of film rights on an outright or non-exclusive basis, gap funding or co-production. Either way, it should work for you. Film bazaar will open the gates to sell and Distribute films on all accessible platforms.

Important Dates

Last date of Project Submission: 10th December 2021

Online Screening Dates: 18-22 December 2021.

What will you get?

  1. Access to Viewing Room screenings

  2. Access to Diorama Film Bazaar Screenings

  3. Access to Networking

  4. Full Access to Festival Screenings

  5. Market Badge

  6. Project Listing in the Official E-Catalogue

Whom you will meet?

  • International Producers

  • OTT Platforms

  • Gap Funding Producers

  • Co-Production Partners

  • Representatives from funding bodies.

  • Film Financiers

  • Film Distributors

  • Sales Agents

  • Film Festival Directors/Programmers

  • Veteran Film Directors

  • Content Buyers

  • Film Acquisition Executives

  • International Film Commissioners

  • Film Equipment Providers

$60 or INR 4,500
(+2 Market Badges)

This badge entitles filmmaker to enter his film in Diorama Live platform to be accessed by Accredited Distributors and buyers, online access via Networking platform.

Or buy via Film Freeway here

Prime Viewing Space

Give your film the opportunity it needs

First-Cut offers filmmakers Prime Viewing Space at the Diorama Live platform which is a special online video library only accessed by buyers.

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Access to Distributors

Network and Sell

An opportunity for filmmakers to show their film to sales agents, distributors, content buyers, and film festival directors across the world, in a specially developed online platform.

Submission Guidelines

Registered participants are required to fill 'Diorama Film Centre Form' sent by Diorama Film Bazaar.

  1. Eligible countries: No country is barred from submission.

  2. No submitted materials will be returned to the sender.

  3. All films must have been subtitled in the English language.

  4. Films should have been produced after December 2018.

  5. Films should conform to the code of ethics followed at the Film Festivals.

  6. Diorama Film Bazaar reserves the right to reject any film without furnishing any reasons.

  7. The minimum duration of a feature film being submitted should be 72 minutes.

  8. The Minimum duration for Short Films submitted should be 05 Minutes.

  9. The film copy should be an electronic file of the film in the designated format and specifications (Check Technical Guidelines) subtitled in the English language for dialogues Signed Certificate from the Producer that he/she agrees to film’s participation in The First Cut, the proof of Requisite Fee paid online: receipt thereof needs to be submitted.

  10. Your application must be submitted in the English language only.

  11. Multiple projects can be submitted.

  12. Applications shall be processed only after receipt of application fee.

  13. The Diorama Film Bazaar recognizes only the Director(s) and Producer(s) mentioned in the application form as project representatives who will be allowed to be present at Diorama Film Bazaar, and feature in the Diorama Film Bazaar catalogue. Any removal or replacement in the team after selection will disqualify the application.

  14. The information on the application form cannot be edited once submitted.

  15. The decision of the Director, Diorama Film Bazaar on the selection of an application will be final and binding.

  16. The Diorama Film Bazaar reserves the right to change Terms & Conditions of the programs without prior intimation.

  17. Rights of admission reserved to Diorama Film Bazaar.

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