THE FIRST CUT

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So, you are ready with the First Cut of your feature film 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.

WHAT IS THE FIRST CUT?

​'The First Cut' is Viewing Room of the Bazaar that invites you to submit your feature films for Pre-Selection by film festival programmers, directors, distributors, OTT platforms, buyers, sales agents attending the festival/bazaar or are accredited with Diorama Film Center, and offers you an opportunity to network with them. You get a chance to sell films on a great platform through networking.

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.

TFC BADGE A
$45 or INR 3,000
(ONLINE ACCESS)

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

TFC BADGE B
$105 or INR 7,000
(+1 Market Badge)

This badge entitles filmmaker to enter his film in Diorama Film Bazaar, Meet Producers and Distributors in the market, one on one meetings, Film on Diorama Film Center Distribution platform, online access via Networking platform.

This badge includes 1x Market Badge.

Or buy via Film Freeway here

WHAT YOU WILL GET?

  1. Festival Bag & Kit

  2. Director’s Badge

  3. Access to Viewing Room screenings

  4. Access to Market Lounge

  5. Access to Networking Lunches

  6. Invite for Opening & Award Ceremony of the Festival

  7. Space on Diorama Film Bazaar Board to display posters

  8. Space to display Film Catalogues, Flyers. 

WHOM WILL YOU 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

  • Experienced Film Directors

  • Content Buyers

  • Film Acquisition Executives

  • International Film Commissioners

  • Film Equipment Providers

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. For Market Screening of your film in the 70 seater Market auditorium dedicated to the 'The First Cut' section, a charge of  INR 5000 will be applicable.  

  9. For Market Screening a High-Resolution Blue Ray/DCP copy with no watermarks will be required.

  10. The film copy should be 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. 

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

  12. Multiple projects can be submitted. 

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

  14. Accommodation, Travel/Airfare of participants will be at their own expense.

  15. In case of international applicants, Diorama shall issue the Invitation Letters to the Applicant, required to procure the necessary conference | business visa on his/her own. Diorama, however, will provide all the necessary documents for the same. 

  16. 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.

  17. The maximum number of representatives per project who can attend one-on-one meetings is limited to one.

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

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

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

  21. Rights of admission reserved to Diorama Film Bazaar.

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